Inverse Procedural Modeling of Knitwear

Elena Trunz, Sebastian Merzbach, Jonathan Klein, Thomas Schulze, Michael Weinmann, Reinhard Klein; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019, pp. 8630-8639


The analysis and modeling of cloth has received a lot of attention in recent years. While recent approaches are focused on woven cloth, we present a novel practical approach for the inference of more complex knitwear structures as well as the respective knitting instructions from only a single image without attached annotations. Knitwear is produced by repeating instances of the same pattern, consisting of grid-like arrangements of a small set of basic stitch types. Our framework addresses the identification and localization of the occurring stitch types, which is challenging due to huge appearance variations. The resulting coarsely localized stitch types are used to infer the underlying grid structure as well as for the extraction of the knitting instruction of pattern repeats, taking into account principles of Gestalt theory. Finally, the derived instructions allow the reproduction of the knitting structures, either as renderings or by actual knitting, as demonstrated in several examples.

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author = {Trunz, Elena and Merzbach, Sebastian and Klein, Jonathan and Schulze, Thomas and Weinmann, Michael and Klein, Reinhard},
title = {Inverse Procedural Modeling of Knitwear},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2019}