At the FIA, we collaborated with an extraordinary group of LCF students to create a virtual fashion show. The catwalk was created from archive LCF show footage, which was placed in different 3D environments with models wearing new 3D-generated and animated garments.
OpenPose was used to detect skeletal movement data from archive video footage, which was then turned into a 3D pose simulation that allowed the team to animate purely digital avatars in Blender based on the initial footage's movement details. CLO3D was used to design and animate the 3D garments and style transfer allowed the application of additional detail to the clothes, including pattern and texture information. The virtual fashion show was brought together in Unity, where the digital models were imported, and FIA's 3D Designer (Costas Kazantzis) created immersive, animated environments.