Friday, April 29th, 2016 Posted by Jim Thacker

Get the open beta of Marvelous Designer 5.5

CLO Virtual Fashion has released Marvelous Designer 5.5 in open beta. The update to the pattern-based 3D clothing design tool adds a history stack, the option to merge patterns, and Alembic animation export.

New history stack, improved pattern tools, Alembic and Maya geometry cache animation export
One key workflow change in Marvelous Designer 5.5 is the addition of a history stack, as shown in the video above, enabling users to revert to previous points in the creation of a garment.

There are also several changes to the 2D design tools: notably the option to merge separate patterns into one, plus support for symmetrical pattern sewing, and sewing non-matching numbers of pattern segments.

Other updates range from improved UV editing workflow to a new Auto Pleats feature. Marvelous Designer 5.5 also adds the option to export animations in Alembic format or as Maya’s native MCX geometry cache format.

Pricing and availability
Marvelous Designer 5.5 is available as a free open beta for anyone registered on the Marvelous Designer website. It’s comptabile with Windows XP and above and Mac OS X 10.7 and above.

A new permanent licence of the software costs $550, or there are monthly and annual subscription options.

Read a full list of new features in Marvelous Designer 5.5

Download the free open beta of Marvelous Designer 5.5