Markerless garment capture

Derek Bradley*, Tiberiu Popa, Alia Sheffer, Wolfgang Heidrich, Tamy Boubekeur

*Corresponding author for this work

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A lot of research has recently focused on the problem of capturing the geometry and motion of garments. Such work usually relies on special markers printed on the fabric to establish temporally coherent correspondences between points on the garment's surface at different times. Unfortunately, this approach is tedious and prevents the capture of off-the-shelf clothing made from interesting fabrics. In this paper, we describe a marker-free approach to capturing garment motion that avoids these downsides. We establish temporally coherent parameterizations between incomplete geometries that we extract at each timestep with a multiview stereo algorithm. We then fill holes in the geometry using a template. This approach, for the first time, allows us to capture the geometry and motion of unpat-terned, off-the-shelf garments made from a range of different fabrics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventACM SIGGRAPH 2008 Papers 2008, SIGGRAPH'08 - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2008Aug 15 2008


OtherACM SIGGRAPH 2008 Papers 2008, SIGGRAPH'08
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA


  • Cloth modeling
  • Image processing
  • Motion capture
  • Object scanning/acquisition
  • Surface reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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