“Capturing and Animating Occluded Cloth” by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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    Capturing and Animating Occluded Cloth

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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


    This video demonstrates results from a new method for cloth motion capture that can produce detailed surface meshes for full garments. Traditionally, capturing complicated deforming surfaces such as cloth has been difficult due to substantial self-occlusion and folding. The method in this video overcomes these problems by preserving physical characteristics of the cloth and filling holes using a data-driven model. Examples include a dancing actor in a full garment, a heavily wrinkled sleeve, and a rag interacting with a solid object. It also demonstrates re-use applications of cloth capture data by binding skeletal mocap data to a data-driven skinning system.


    Foculus FO214C, Nikon D200, Nikon D50, Perfection sewing machine kit


    MATLAB, modo, LightWave, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, custom software

Additional Contributors:

    Keenan Crane: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Ryan White: University of California, Berkeley

    David Forsyth: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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