Paper 15.034

J. Wang, "A Discussion to Presenting Texture Effects in Costume Designing in View of 3D Printing Technology", in Proc. of 6th Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2015, pp. 34-37,


A Discussion to Presenting Texture Effects in Costume Designing in View of 3D Printing Technology


Junyung WANG

College of Textiles & Garments, Southwest University, ChongQing, China


The popularization and application of 3D printing technology, promote greatly the development of the apparel industry. But there are still some queries with the technology in the garment industry at the same time. Because of it's reproducible characteristics and can mass producing, most of people in this industry believe that the technology is lack of artistry. The printer can not replace the traditional handmade artistic creations and embroideries. However, like oil painting or computer graphics, the 3D printing technology is the carrier of art, it's artistry is no less than the handmade manufacture. This is a reflection ahead of it's time. Through the technicalinnovation, 3D printing technology can produce it's individuality, and also can solve the problems from the texture effects in costume and the limitations of color. The popularization of 3D digital printing already can implement the presence from different texture effects. Like the expressions of splash-ink, dizzy catch in ink and wash painting in Chinese wind of fashion design, the texture changes according to the profile. It often says in garment industry, "there is no texture you not produce, but the price." 3D printing technology will become the mainstream in costume designing by forming the clothing shape from the change of textures. In this paper, we chose the case analysis as the main researching method. Using the special case of Iris van Herpen, a costume designer from Netherlands, and the modern art creation theory, we compared the art language directions between the 3D printing and the traditional handmade techniques. We discussed the improvement of performance in 3D printing technology. We introduced mostly about the technology used for presenting texture effects in Chinese wind of fashion design and discovering the diversity of color. Today 3D printing redefined "arts and crafts". By the development and innovation of the technology, it would be a more practical means of artistic creation.


Full paper: 15.034.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2015, 27-28 Oct. 2015, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 34-37
DOI: 10.15221/15.034

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