3d Scanning: Draping Virtual Textiles


Mar 27th,

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Location: Steinberg 204

About The Workshop

We will begin by 3D scanning your body, or the object of your choice. Then, you will take a 2D pattern and assemble it on an avatar of yourself, or the object of your choice. Add style lines, color, textiles, and a graphic to the design. You will export an image and a 3D gif of yourself in a garment or textile shape that you designed, and you will have a 2D pattern file that you can print in actual size.

Cross Disciplinary Connections

A designer, artist or an architect who wants to cover a form will find the CAD patternmaking and Browzwear virtual design capabilities useful.


A file of your scanned body in 3D. A 2D pattern file that you can print in actual size.
Experience with Browzwear’s Lotta and V-Stitcher programs, Experience 3D scanning with a structure scanner.

Next Steps

Workshop participants can enroll in Introduction to Fashion and further their fashion design knowledge. If enough interest is expressed, a SFS elective class building and expanding these skills may be offered. The Browzwear software may be made available to interested persons for a limited time.


  • Mary Ruppert-Stroescu

    Mary Ruppert-Stroescu is an Associate Professor at the Sam Fox school. She has worked as a professional fashion designer and entrepreneur in Europe and the US, and her research includes exploring the intersection of technology and design.

Sign Up | Waitlist

Those who sign up will ask to confirm their participation in the days before the workshop. If you do not confirm and are not very sure you will participate your spot will be given to someone on the waitlist. For more info, questions, or if the workshop is closed and you really want to participate, contact jhanahan@wustl.edu

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