Try Your Clothes On Virtually With EBay’s New Technology
Ever wanted prior knowledge of what you might look like in clothing you’re about to purchase from eBay? If indeed you do purchase clothing from eBay, then you will be excited to learn about the sites new 3-D virtual try-on technology. Did that catch your attention? It should have, because even if you don’t buy clothes from eBay there is definitely some fun to be had by seeing how various styles of clothes fit on your virtual form.
This has been made possible by eBay acquiring a US based company called PhiSix, who have developed ground breaking 3-D visualisation and simulation technologies for the purpose of clothing.
Input a few basic measurements and you will be told the size of clothing you need
PhiSix have a background in computer graphics, and they have specialities in modelling clothing from photos as well as simulating the way in which these garments would behave when being worn.
For the potential consumer, this new virtual try-on technology will mean they will be able to look at how the clothes fit on them. Moreover, they will be able to see how these garments look and behave in various environments without ever physically wearing the clothes. PhiSix will take this technology further by asking the shopper for a few basic size measurements, allowing the software to recommend a size.
While virtual try-on technologies are not a new development, they are also not popular. Because they fail to provide the user with the level of visual information they would require to convince them to make the purchase. The creators of PhiSix firmly believe that their virtual try-on technology will change the experience users will have for the better, and by raising the bar in this manner they have set the precedent of the future of online clothes shopping. But, and there is a but, nothing can really replace the experience of actually feeling the garment and physically trying it on.