This garment was created for a client to act as a quick way to see the Sari with different textures. It has shape keys and deformers to adjust for different body types and a quick image exchange texturing which will keep all the physically accurate data of the fabric texture while allowing the pattern to change. It was a clean process and a very interesting project. The sari had to be modeled as if it had been wrapped like a real Sari so I had to carefully study the steps for draping and then replicate those in the geometry. The final product will save an incredible amount of time in the display and product visualization process.
Software: Blender 2.78.5, Gimp 2.8
Resources and References used
• Images of the Sari used as the base template
• MissMalini’s video about how to drape the perfect Sari https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozrgu9eheVI
• SakhiFashions Video about draping a saree in 3 easy steps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb6yrpF_5_0
• Diagrams of sari folding and draping