Paper 12.269

K. Kennedy et al., "Australian Apparel Anthropometric 3D Database (AAA3D): A Collaborative Approach", in Proc. of 3rd Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2012, pp. 269-279,


Australian Apparel Anthropometric 3D Database (AAA3D): A Collaborative Approach



1 RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia;
2 Council of Textiles and Fashion Industries of Australia, Australia


In recent years there has been a steady development of 3D body scanning research and equipment infrastructure within Australian Universities; i.e. RMIT University, the University of South Australia (UniSA), Curtain University in West Australia, and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). The newly established Textile and Fashion Hub; a collaboration between the Australian Government/AusIndustry, Council of Textiles and Fashion Industries of Australia Ltd (TFIA) and the Kangan Institute and the aims to provide a national network of textile and apparel entrepreneurs and manufacturers with access to 3D scanning technology.
Historically large scale 3D body scanning projects have been undertaken using a preferred technology model for data capture and divided between white light and laser formats. The opportunity exists with the current scanner infrastructure within Australian research institutions and industry partnerships to undertake a collaborative approach to anthropometric 3D data collection suitable for apparel design and development using a variety of scanning equipment. Protocols for capturing data according to anthropometric requirements, data sharing and database parameters need to be established from the outset. Such a model would allow for a series of small to medium scale scanning surveys to be undertaken concurrently and successively according to the specific needs of textile and apparel companies and consumers. Hypothetically, pooled data could create a shared resource to assist a range of anthropometric applications for textile and apparel innovation. The establishment of the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN) will provide more businesses, including those in regional areas, with the opportunity to participate.
This research is a preliminary trial to investigate a benchmarking and scan capture protocol between the white light TC2 NX16 scanner (at RMIT) and the laser Spacevision Cartesia 3D portable body scanner (at the Textile and Fashion Hub), in Melbourne, Australia.


3D body scanning, anthropometric data, cloud point data


Full paper: 12.269.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2012, 16-17 Oct. 2012, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 269-279

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