Computer Graphics Laboratory ETH Zurich


Subspace Clothing Simulation Using Adaptive Bases

F. Hahn, B. Thomaszewski, S. Coros, R. Sumner, F. Cole, M. Meyer, T. DeRose, M. Gross

Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH (Vancouver, Canada, August 10-14, 2014), ACM Transactions on Graphics, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 105:1--105:9
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We present a new approach to clothing simulation using low-dimensional linear subspaces with temporally adaptive bases. Our method exploits full-space simulation training data in order to construct a pool of low-dimensional bases distributed across pose space. For this purpose, we interpret the simulation data as offsets from a kinematic deformation model that captures the global shape of clothing due to body pose. During subspace simulation, we select low-dimensional sets of basis vectors according to the current pose of the character and the state of its clothing. Thanks to this adaptive basis selection scheme, our method is able to reproduce diverse and detailed folding patterns with only a few basis vectors. Our experiments demonstrate the feasibility of subspace clothing simulation and indicate its potential in terms of quality and computational efficiency.

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author = {Hahn, Fabian and Thomaszewski, Bernhard and Coros, Stelian and Sumner, Robert W. and Cole, Forrester and Meyer, Mark and DeRose, Tony and Gross, Markus},
title = {Subspace Clothing Simulation Using Adaptive Bases},
journal = {ACM Trans. Graph.},
issue_date = {July 2014},
volume = {33},
number = {4},
month = jul,
year = {2014},
issn = {0730-0301},
pages = {105:1--105:9},
articleno = {105},
numpages = {9},
url = {},
doi = {10.1145/2601097.2601160},
acmid = {2601160},
publisher = {ACM},
address = {New York, NY, USA},
keywords = {physically-based simulation, subspace simulation},
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