TY - JOUR T1 - A Parameterized Mannequin for Apparel Design AU - Lijing Wang JO - Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics VL - 2 SP - 117 EP - 124 PY - 2008 DA - 2008/01 SN - 1 DO - http://doi.org/10.3993/jfbi09200805 UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/jfbi/5031.html KW - body scanning KW - parameterized mannequin KW - surface shape KW - garment CAD AB - The function of mannequin is important for designing and making clothes, and the garment size is crucial foundation for making out the standardized mannequins. With the extensive application of the non-contact three-dimensional human body scanning technology, the digitization of the anthropometric measurement has been realized which provides full support towards computer aided design of mannequins in garment industry. In order to match with the present national standard, intermediate forms of mannequin have been developed for fitting garments made to measure instead of human body. This paper reports related preliminary research of parameterized mannequin, based on the survey of female university students in the mid-west area in China. Using statistical calculations as the foundation, 7 categories of somatotypes were used to obtain intermediate sizes and stepping values. This mannequin provides variational control for middle layer measurements with the help of scanner software. Having measured girths of middle layer across breast, waist and hip separately, change relations after the statistical analysis provide the basis for determining changes in middle layers. Through the programming under the platform of VC++.net and OpenGL, parameterized mannequin can be created, enabling us to construct an intermediate model. Parameterized mannequin can fit standard series or customized, if necessary, to incorporate changes not only by stepping values based on statistical analysis, but also by arbitrary adjusting within an allowable range.