The Beginners Guide To Marvelous Designer

One of the repeating comments that i have received on the YouTube channel has been about Marvelous Designer. Namely people keep dropping the line how they hate MD because it’s hard to work with. Well in my opinion they couldn’t be further away from the truth.

Today’s article has one thing as a goal, and that is to make working with Marvelous Designer simpler. The way that we can achieve that is by actually understand how the tools work. I decided to to split the videos in a few phases and spread the information so it’s easier to digest.

Phase 1

In the first video i go over the basics of creating a pattern. Then we go over how to sow patterns together, how to clone and simulate. We will also see how to solidify models so we can then use them as rigid models. In the end we’ll also see how the freezing affects our model and when to use it.

So having said all of this, if you want to see how it’s done check out the video.

Phase 2

In the second part we basically continue to build on what we learned in the first one. We start off with how to control the length of the patterns that we use. After that we go over how to split the existing lines, and add internal lines. After that we will also check out cloning a layer over existing patterns and how that works. Then we’ll see how the pivot works and how to use it to help us in our work. And then we’ll even go over some of the properties of the Simulation as well as the Fabric.

All in all a nice build up on what we learned in the first video. So go ahead and check out the video below.

Phase 3

In the third part we continue building on our skills by testing out new stuff. Here we will see how the Offsetting for the patterns works. Then we’ll see how the Fold Arrangement tool works, and how to use it to help us get better results. We will briefly go over how the stitching works as well so you have an idea.

So by now you know the drill, you find what you see here interesting and you go watch the video.

Phase 4

In the last video we basically go in more depth to explain how the splitting and merging of patterns works. Here we will see the Pros and Cons of using Internal lines VS using baselines. Then we will move over to seeing how we can plan out shapes into our model. We will briefly touch up on Elastic properties. And then we will also see how to make it so that we can create Chesterfield looking type of models.

So check out the video below here.


So provided that you went over these 4 videos, you should have a good understanding on the basics of how MD works. By doing these 4 simple types of models you will have the experience of testing out the most common options used in MD.

So for now that would be all. As always if you enjoyed the content and want to support what i do, the links are in the description of all the videos. But remember the most important way you can help out is for free and all it requires is you leave a like on the videos and share them around. So until next time, take care everyone.


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