SNUG: Self-Supervised Neural Dynamic Garments

Igor Santesteban, Miguel A. Otaduy, Dan Casas; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022, pp. 8140-8150


We present a self-supervised method to learn dynamic 3D deformations of garments worn by parametric human bodies. State-of-the-art data-driven approaches to model 3D garment deformations are trained using supervised strategies that require large datasets, usually obtained by expensive physics-based simulation methods or professional multi-camera capture setups. In contrast, we propose a new training scheme that removes the need for ground-truth samples, enabling self-supervised training of dynamic 3D garment deformations. Our key contribution is to realize that physics-based deformation models, traditionally solved in a frame-by-frame basis by implicit integrators, can be recasted as an optimization problem. We leverage such optimization-based scheme to formulate a set of physics-based loss terms that can be used to train neural networks without precomputing ground-truth data. This allows us to learn models for interactive garments, including dynamic deformations and fine wrinkles, with two orders of magnitude speed up in training time compared to state-of-the-art supervised methods.

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@InProceedings{Santesteban_2022_CVPR, author = {Santesteban, Igor and Otaduy, Miguel A. and Casas, Dan}, title = {SNUG: Self-Supervised Neural Dynamic Garments}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)}, month = {June}, year = {2022}, pages = {8140-8150} }