31st March 2015 - We just completed our Innovate UK supported project "Feasibility of real-time, high quality, simulation of real fabrics, in the Cloud". This project allowed us to conduct research as to how feasible it is to simulate (close-to) realistic fabrics. After running various experiments, background reading and talking to experts in this field, we can truly say that we have learned a lot. While real fabric and its behavior is defined by the individual yarns and the way they are woven, any simulation that aims to be close to real-time needs to work with abstractions, i.e. use a triangle mesh of reasonable resolution. We have learned that industry formats like KES-F or FAST cannot be directly used to set up a fabric simulation, but they do offer valuable information about the general behavior of a fabric.