The Virtual Clothing work package is a part of the Foresight
LINK award Project called "Centre for 3D
Electronic Commerce". It focuses on 3D electronic retailing using LINK
funding to develop demonstrators for virtual clothes shopping via interactive
television, electronic kiosks and Web-based PCs. A garment image will be mapped
onto a customer's image to allow 3D visualisation of the product, and enable
accurate sizing information to be transmitted to the supplier.
|Short term: to fit clothes on the customer's scanned body in a fast,
approximate way. This will be a 2D solution, starting from colour pictures of
the customer and the model wearing the cloths.
|Longer term: to physically model the garments so that they drape like
different types of cloth. This will be a 3D solution with two stages: