We present a new image-based algorithm for surface reconstruction of moving garment from multiple calibrated video cameras. Using a color-coded cloth texture, we reliably match circular features between different camera views. As surface model we use an a priori known triangle mesh. By identifying the mesh vertices with texture elements we obtain a coherent… (More)
We propose a method that extracts sparse and spatially localized deformation modes from an animated mesh sequence. To this end, we propose a new way to extend the theory of sparse matrix decompositions to 3D mesh sequence processing, and further contribute with an automatic way to ensure spatial locality of the decomposition in a new optimization framework.… (More)
Realistically eroded terrain is a base of almost every outdoor visualization for simulators or computer games. In order to achieve convincing results physically based erosion algorithms are necessary. We present a new method that combines a non-expensive fluid simulation with an erosion algorithm. Both parts are running at interactive rates so the artist is… (More)
We present a comprehensive data-driven statistical model for skin and muscle deformation of the human shoulder-arm complex. Skin deformations arise from complex bio-physical effects such as non-linear elasticity of muscles, fat, and connective tissue; and vary with physiological constitution of the subjects and external forces applied during motion. Thus,… (More)
Wrinkles and folds play an important role in the appearance of real textiles. The way in which they form depends mainly on the bending properties of the specific material type. Existing approaches fail to reliably reproduce characteristic behaviour like folding and buckling for different material types or resolutions. It is therefore crucial for the… (More)
We present an algorithm for estimating dense image correspondences. Our versatile approach lends itself to various tasks typical for video post-processing, including image morphing, optical flow estimation, stereo rectification, disparity/depth reconstruction and baseline adjustment. We incorporate recent advances in feature matching, energy minimization,… (More)
In this paper we show how to incorporate effects of wind fields in cloth animations. We discuss two different approaches to model force fields describing air motion and show how these models can be augmented to exhibit interaction with deformable thin objects such as textiles. The first model is based on the Navier-Stokes equations, while the second method… (More)
In this work, we present virtual tailor tools which allow the interactive design and modification of clothing in a 3D Virtual Environment. In particular, we propose algorithms and interaction techniques for sewing and cutting garments during a physical cloth simulation, including the automatic modification of the underlying planar cloth patterns.