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Knitty: 3D Modeling of Knitted Animals with a Production Assistant Interface

Yuki Igarashi, Takeo Igarashi and Hiromasa Suzuki

Knitty is an interactive design system for creating knitted animals. The user designs a 3D surface model using a sketching interface. The system automatically generates a knitting pattern and then visualizes the shape of the resulting 3D animal model by applying a simple physics simulation. The user can see the resulting shape before beginning the actual knitting. The system also provides a production assistant interface for novices. The user can easily understand how to knit each stitch and what to do in each step. In a workshop for novices, we observed that even children can design their own knitted animals using our system.


movie [MPEG-4 (5.7MB)]
Workshop (in Japanese)


Yuki Igarashi, Takeo Igarashi, Hiromasa Suzuki. Knitty: 3D Modeling of Knitted Animals with a Production. Eurographics 2008 Annex to the Conference Proceedings (ISSN 1017-4656), pp.187-190. PDF

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