Bring Amazing Detail To 3D Fabric

Fiber-Scale clothing, or fiber for short can be used to make 3d shirts and fabrics look like the real thing. By using a special algorithm that calculations how light moves through fibers in different ways it is possible for this new technology enhance colors while also creating realistic patterns such as screenings on actual fabric!

Recent fiber-based models capture the rich visual appearance of fabrics, but are too onerous to design and edit

The work being done over at Cornell University hopes not only make rendering of fabrics more detailed, but much faster too. Just have a look at what teams have done by using something called the “Modular Flux Transfer” method for describing and displaying 3D fabric in an absolutely jaw-dropping way!

In this year’s SIGGRAPH TOG, a new appearance matching framework was introduced to determine the parameters of micro-appearance models. Pramook Khungurn and colleagues from UC Santa Barbara were able to match these small appearances with real fabrics in order for designers can create more lifelike clothing that will look good on anyone!

The framework matches different types of micro-appearance models using photographs to the fabric. It then optimizes for parameters that best match what it sees in images, calculating derivatives at render time!

There is also work being done for fitting procedural yarn models to realistic fabric and cloth renderings that takes an automatic approach in building really detailed, fiber-level detail.

Visit the Cornell University’s Modeling and Rendering Fabrics at Micron-Resolution for more amazing examples of work being done to take aim at changing 3D fabric creation.