What is Marvelous Designer?
Marvelous Designer provides the best way for CG artists to efficiently create beautiful 3D clothing.
With a pattern-based approach to modeling, users are able to easily create and simulate quality
garments that are compatible with your existing software products.
Where can Marvelous Designer be useful?
Marvelous Designer has a variety of applications in the world of 3D clothing design.
It is most useful in situations where garment detail and quality are paramount.
The more complex the design, the more time you are able to save using Marvelous Designer.
Due to OBJ compatibility, users can work with Marvelous Designer in conjunction with a variety of 3D software programs.
What are the benefits of using Marvelous Designer?
With Marvelous Designer, you can:
(1) Save significant amounts of time creating 3D clothing with a pattern based approach
(2) Replicate exquisite details including tucks, shirring, pleats, gathering, and iron lines
(3) Create fast and accurate draping simulations
(4) Conveniently import/export data between various existing 3D software
(5) Compile a data library of your work that you can reuse
Can I try before I buy?
Yes, we provide a one-month trial version to first time users.
Please note that it is only available once per workstation. Start Now
Can I buy it as perpetual software?
Yes, you can also buy Marvelous Designer on a perpetual basis.
Though, we do recommend you to purchase the subscription model as the software will be updated on a regular basis.
Will I need a super fast computer?
We recommend the following system requirements for an optimal experience. See System Requirements
Is Marvelous Designer available in Mac or Linux versions?
Yes, we provide Windows, Mac, and Linux (for enterprise users) versions of Marvelous Designer. See System Requirements
Is Marvelous Designer a stand-alone application?
Yes, Marvelous Designer is a standalone application. However, thanks to Marvelous Designer’s compatibility, many CG artists use it with other 3D software programs such as Maya, Max, Mudbox and Zbrush.
What is the difference between Personal and Enterprise License?
There is no difference between Personal(Advanced) and Enterprise License other than it is for personal use or use in companies. Like other software, we frequently check the use of Personal License in companies, which will be in breach of the License Agreement. If you are a freelancer, you are eligable for the use of Personal License, however if you are to continue the use of Marvelous Designer in Enterprise conditions, you will have to purchase an Enterprise License
There is another similar software called CLO3D, what is the difference?
We have two different products called Marvelous Designer and CLO 3D that have been specifically designed for the entertainment and fashion industries, respectively. While similar, CLO 3D is equipped with additional features that are essential to fashion designers including avatar size adjustability and support for DXF-AAMA (drawing) files. Other features unique to CLO 3D are: The ability to measure the avatar as a tailor would, techpack (specifications) feature, diverse stitching visuals, and advanced CAD features. To learn more about CLO 3D, please visit www.clo3d.com
How do I purchase Marvelous Designer?
You can purchase and download Marvelous Designer through our website. Start Now!
We currently only accept payment through PayPal, but we will add additional payment methods soon. You can keep track of your account history under “My Page”.
I am an existing user, how do I purchase / upgrade to Marvelous Designer 3?
Existing users, who's license has not expired, will have one-time 50% discount coupon that lasts 1 year.
The coupon can be used in the purchase of any license. It can be found in the Discount section on the Order Details page after clicking on Start Now.
Existing users have a choice to stay as perpetual license or move into subscription.
I am not sure about the subscription pricing model. Is this one of those automatic payment system that bills me every month?
Users can purchase either a Monthly License ($39.99 for Basic / $59.99 for Advanced) for up to 3 months or purchase an Annual License at a discounted amount ($19.99 for Basic / $29.99 for Advanced). The Annual Licenses are billed ANNUALLY so the actual purchase price for Annual License will be $239.88 for Basic / $359.88 for Advanced, and will be good for one full year.
There is no automatic monthly billing system applied here, the License will only last for the period that users have purchased. It will not re-license itself by charging automatically at the end of the license period.
I just bought Basic License but want to change to Advanced License, is it possible?
Yes, you can as long as you follow the policy set out for License Change : Licenses cannot be changed between perpetual and subscription models. During a subscription pay period, a license may not be downgraded from Advanced to Basic. To upgrade a license from Basic to Advanced the license period remaining must be greater than the time already used – the upgrade cost is determined on a pro-rata basis.
What does major upgrade mean?
A major upgrade would consist of something like newly developed features - which generally occur once a year. Patches and introductions of new minor features are provided free of charge with a Perpetual license, but for Major upgrades, there will be a charge of around 50% of the initial price. Monthly/Annual subscriptions include all major and minor updates.
I would like to use MD3 on Linux, is it available on this platform?
MD3 is avaliable on Linux only for enterprise accounts with a minimum order of 10 licenses, which must be network licenses. This is because it requires time and tweaks from the Marvelous team in order to compile and maintain a working version for different operating systems.
What is Pattern-based garment design?
Pattern-based garment design uses separate template pieces that are “sewn together” to create a finished garment. This is the standard way clothing is made in the fashion industry and is very applicable to virtual garment design. Rather than sculpting clothing on 3D avatars, pattern-based garments are constructed separately and are then draped onto the 3D avatar making,UV-unwrapping work unnecessary. This process allows for realistic simulations as well as a flexible data archive of garment work that can be reformed or reused for future designs and/or avatars.
Is it difficult and time-consuming to learn Marvelous Designer?
No, it is not difficult to learn the basics of Marvelous Designer or to further improve your design skills. In fact most of our users are self-taught and learn from our tutorial videos and examples produced by the MD community. Just follow our tutorials on “Lessons” and you will be a virtual fashion designer in no time.
If you want more basic pattern template to work with you can download it from. http://188.8.131.52/data/ETC/cloth_web_Free_stuff.zip
What is the best way to learn Marvelous Designer?
The best way to learn Marvelous Designer is by following our suggested Lessons.
This is our suggested learning sequence and what we also use internally for training
Do you do online seminars or onsite training?
We are able to provide onsite training courses upon request.
For more details, contact us at email@example.com
I am a 3D character modeler at a gaming company, how can I best use Marvelous Designer in my workflow?
Most 3D character modelers at gaming companies use Marvelous Designer to model characters’ clothing quickly. After creating a character using your 3D software, you can easily import it into Marvelous Designer as an OBJ or Collada format and create and drape clothing onto it. When you have completed creating the clothing, you can export everything as OBJ to bring it back to your initial 3D software. Marvelous Designer also supports raising or lowering the number of polygons, so you can freely optimize the number of polygons for your characters’ clothing.
I am a 3D character animator at an animated film studio, how can I best use Marvelous Designer in my workflow?
Marvelous Designer can be integrated quite simply through importing/exporting OBJ and cache files. For 3D character animators, Marvelous Designer is able to provide the different importing/exporting formats according to the 3D software you use; Users can import/export the character animation as a Maya cache format for Autodesk Maya, point cache 2 format for 3dsMax and Soft Image, and mdd format for Lightwave, Cinema 4D, Soft Image software. Animators are are able to work on their 3D clothing animation freely.
I am a DAZ / Poser user, how can I best use Marvelous Designer?
Most of our DAZ/ Poser users enjoy creating and draping clothes for their character models. You can import your character as OBJ format and learn how to create 3D clothing with the series of tutorials on our website. Also, feel free to join in on user discussions on our forum.
Can I make my own avatar?
You can import an avatar using OBJ, Collada, and STL file formats.
When importing your avatar, make sure to set the scale to "CM (Centimeter)" because the default scale in Marvelous Designer is "MM (Millimeter)".
Can you make bags, beds, etc?
Yes, you can, in fact you can create anything to do with fabrics. Here is a tutorial on how to make bags in Marvelous Designer. http://vimeo.com/18261988
Does Marvelous Designer support quad mesh feature?
No, we do not support the quad mesh feature at the moment, but we are working to release this feature soon.
Are there any pattern presets that I can use? Where can I get them?
Yes, we offer many types of basic pattern templates that users can start with.
Please download here: http://184.108.40.206/data/ETC/cloth_web_Free_stuff.zip