Paper 12.204

J.-M. Surville, "The Return of Craft Designer (Pattern Maker) Re-Valued Through the New 3D Technologies", in Proc. of 3rd Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2012, pp. 204-210,


The Return of Craft Designer (Pattern Maker) Re-Valued Through the New 3D Technologies



Lectra, Cestas, France


The 3D context has taken a wide field of interest: Avatars generation, from scanning real people to virtual avatars for games. Today real bodies are used in kinectTM world for consuming (self esteem). However the virtual space between scan bodies and avatars to virtual shopping opens various opportunities. The virtual world, even built on expert systems skill, get added values to the target users, within the apparel industry an undeniable support for designers and pattern makers daily works and decisions. Mannequin, garment (style) and fabric: here is the trilogy at the heart of the designers' decision step. These profiles, supposed to be outperformed by these technical realization, become now the most representative users because of the discover of new tools supporting their creative activities.


virtual try-on, apparel skill, pattern maker


Full paper: 12.204.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2012, 16-17 Oct. 2012, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 204-210

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