Understanding Marvelous Designer

A Guide for CG Artists

Table of Contents

The book is divided into two distinct sections. The first section is titled Marvelous Designer and this includes all the functions and tools in the program. The second section is Theory. This section teaches you about sewing as it applies to working in Marvelous Designer.

Marvelous Designer

  1. MD Introduction
    • About Marvelous Designer
    • Getting Started
  2. 3D Garment Window
    • 3D Window Features
    • Gizmo
    • Snapshot
    • Custom Views
  3. Avatars & Props
    • Avatars
    • Props & Trim
    • Posing the Avatar
    • Sansar
  4. Creating Patterns
    • 2D Window Drafting
    • Creating Internal Shapes
    • Drafting on the Avatar
    • Patterns from UV Maps
  5. Marking Patterns
    • Picking Point
    • Baselines on Patterns
  6. Editing Helpers
    • Snapping, Guides & Hiding Textures
    • Selecting Geometry
    • Show Line Length
    • Aligning
    • Calculator
  7. Editing Pattern Geometry
    • Edit Pattern Tool
    • Transform Pattern Tool
    • Transform Point / Segment Tool
    • Trace Tool
    • Editing Internal Shapes
    • Editing Segments
    • Editing Curves
    • Converting Shapes & Patterns
    • Line 3D Pattern Tool
  8. Pattern Manipulation
    • Duplicating Patterns
    • Moving Patterns
    • Merging Patterns
    • Locking Patterns
    • Padding & Cloning
  9. Shaping Patterns
    • Cutting Patterns
    • Extend / Offset Pattern
    • Darts
    • Slash & Spread Tool
  10. Pattern Properties
    • Selected Line Properties
    • Simulation & Fabric
    • Bond, Skive & Solidify
    • Arrangement & Miscellaneous
  11. Sewing Seams
    • Sewing Seam Lines
    • Editing Seam Lines
    • Seam Properties
  12. Arrangement Points & Bounding Volumes
    • Using Arrangement Points
    • Creating Bounding Volumes
    • Creating Arrangement Points
  13. Patterns- 3D Window
    • Flipping & Freezing
    • Superimpose
    • Arranging Patterns
    • Showing & Hiding Patterns
    • Activate & Deactivate Patterns
  14. Tacking & Pinning
    • Pin
    • Tack
    • Line Tack
  15. Fabric
    • Assign Fabric
    • Normals
    • Pattern Layout & Grainline
    • Fabric Properties
    • Physical Properties - Presets
    • Edit Texture Tool
    • Graphics
    • 3D View
    • Color Picker
  16. Garment Details
    • Buttons
    • Buttonholes
    • Fasten Buttons
    • Zippers
    • Topstitching
    • Steam & Pressing
    • Strengthen
    • Pleats
    • Piping
  17. Simulations
    • Simulation Mode
    • Simulation Properties
    • Garment Fit
  18. Measuring
    • Measuring Avatars
    • Measuring Garments
  19. Mesh & UV Mode
    • Mesh / Geometry
    • UV Mode
  20. Customizing MD
    • User Settings
    • Other Settings
  21. Configurator & Modular Mode
    • Configurator
    • Modular Mode
  22. Working with Files
    • File Extensions
    • Opening & Saving Files
    • Garment Information
    • Importing & Exporting
    • Go Z & Closet
    • Python
  23. Animation Mode
    • Animation Mode
    • Animate Wind & Pins
  24. Sculpt Mode
    • Sculpting

Theory

  1. Theory Introduction
    • Introduction to Theory
    • Opportunities with MD
  2. Design & Layout
    • Ease & Fit
    • Pattern Notches & Layout
    • Fabric
    • Preset Table
  3. Shaping Cloth
    • Patternmaking
    • Elastic & Gathering
    • Darts & Tucks
    • Pleats
  4. Sewing
    • Order of Make
    • Seams
  5. Finishing Touches
    • Finishing Edges
    • Topstitching
    • Lining & Facing
    • Buttons
    • Zippers
    • Snaps
    • Pockets, Trim & Details
  6. Garments
    • Shirts & Tops
    • Pants
    • Skirts
    • Around the Arm
    • Around the Neck