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Jacquard fabric has depicted rich description of subjects with various weaving patterns. We propose a method for automatically assigning the best-matched patterns for individual subjects by considering the textural characteristics. Moreover, our developed system enables a designer to intentionally assign accentual patterns for arbitrary regions on-the-fly. The generated patterns are guaranteed to be weavable as Jacquard fabric.

Unbrellas “Komorebi” with our shading technique are available in Makita Online Shop.


  1. Siqiang Chen, Masahiro Toyoura, Takamasa Terada, Xiaoyang Mao, Gang Xu, “Image-based Textile Decoding,” Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, pp.1-14, 2020-12. (IF:4.706, First Online 2020-12-04, PDF, Link, arXiv, BibTeX)
  2. Masahiro Toyoura, Tetsuya Igarashi, Xiaoyang Mao, “Generating Jacquard Fabric Pattern with Visual Impressions,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Vol.15, No.8, pp.4536-4544, 2019-8. (IF:7.377, First online 2018-12-14, IEEE CPS, PDF (Open Access), BibTeX)
  3. Tetsuya Igarashi, Masahiro Toyoura, Xiaoyang Mao, “Dithering method for reproducing smoothly changing tones and fine details of natural images on woven fabric,” Textile Research Journal, Vol.88, No.24, pp.2782-2799, Article. 0040517517732087, 2018-11. (IF:1.540, PDF, Link, BibTeX)
  4. Tetsuya Igarashi, Masahiro Toyoura, Xiaoyang Mao, “Optimizing Dither Mask for Rendering Smooth Tone on Fabric,” NICOGRAPH International, pp.75-82, 2016-7. (Link, BibTeX)
  5. Takamasa Terada, Masahiro Toyoura, Tetsuya Igarashi, Suguru Saito, Xiaoyang Mao, “Restricted Error Diffusion for Fabric Binalization,” NICOGRAPH International (Poster), pp.149, 2016-7. (Link, BibTeX)