17th World Textile Conference of the Association-of-Universities-for-Textiles (AUTEX) - Shaping the Future of Textiles, Greece, 29 - 31 May 2017, vol.254
In this study, a commercial 3D virtual garment simulation software (Optitex) is used to simulate drape behaviours of five different fabrics. Mechanical properties of selected fabrics are measured by Fabric Assurance by Simple Testing (FAST) method. Measured bending, shear and extension properties of fabrics are inserted to the simulation software to achieve more realistic simulations. Simulation images of fabrics are shown to 27 people and they are asked to match real drape images of fabrics with simulated drape images. Fabric simulations of two fabrics were correctly matched by the majority of the test group. However, the other three fabrics' simulations were mismatched by most of the people.