The virtual fitting of clothing to a custom avatar
The proposed research involves the development of software capable of fitting a piece of clothing to an avatar based upon customer measurements. The development would include the creation of avatar geometry from photographic information and the computer simulation of fabric based on physics. The project would also include interfacing with clothing merchants through the partner organization in order to obtain sample clothing data (material type and dimensions). For this project, the focus would be developing the software for t-shirts. Anticipated future projects would extend the software to other clothing articles and the graphical rendering of the simulated fit onto the avatar. The partner organization would benefit from obtaining software marketable to both the individual consumer and retail vendors for internet shopping. The software would reduce the occurrence on product returns which improves customer experience and reduces costs for the vendor.