Computer scientists have found a way to simulate knitted fabric and “drape” it over animated figures.
To make the image realistic, the computer has to simulate the surface right down to the intricate intertwining of yarn. So Cornell University computer scientists are in effect teaching the computer to knit.
“We are actually changing the shape of the yarn loops that make up the stitches,” Steve Marschner explains, “simulating how they wrap around other loops.”
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