The future of textile and fashion design in virtual reality

Berger M., Kartelli F., Kozbekçi Ayranpınar S., Önlü N.

7th INTERNATIONALTECHNICAL TEXTILES CONGRESS, İzmir, Turkey, 10 - 12 October 2018, vol.1, pp.261-268

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: İzmir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-268
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Abstract: Virtual Reality is a technology that gives the user the experience of being surrounded by a computer-generated environment. With the recent upcoming of affordable VR technology a boom can be seen in a variety of areas. The fast paced progress made in this technology makes it important to also think of ways to connect it with fashion design. Possibilities to transfer the designing process into a virtual environment using drawing applications like Tilt Brush already exist. By placing a digital dummy puppet into the virtual environment the designer is able to intuitively paint clothes onto it. The created designs can then be exported and directly transferred to other 3D software packages for further processing or turned into plastic print-outs by a 3D printer. Transferring the whole prototyping process of clothes into a virtual environment will make it more intuitive, flexible and time saving. Key Words: Virtual Reality, Immersion, Textile, Fabric, Fashion, Design