Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 Posted by Jim Thacker

CLO Virtual Fashion ships Marvelous Designer 7

Originally posted on 17 August 2017. Scroll down for news of the commercial release.

CLO Virtual Fashion has posted a teaser video for Marvelous Designer 7, the upcoming release of its popular 3D clothing design tool.

The new version, which is due to ship in September, adds a new modular system for assembling clothing, a new decorative stitching system, accurately simulated zippers, and support for wind animation.

Updated 27 September 2017: Now that Marvelous Designer 7 is shipping, CLO Virtual Fashion has posted demo videos of the individual features. We’ve added links to the story below.

Some nice new dynamics options, plus a modular clothing assembly system
The update adds a new Flattening system for creating 2D clothing panels based on the 3D form of a character, plus new options for creating decorative stitching and adding zippers to clothing.

The zips come with quite detailed physics: just one of a number of new dynamics features in the update, including support for wind animation, and the option to pin parts of a garment during simulation.

There is also a new Modular Mode, for assembling 3D garmets from a library of parts like collars and cuffs; and a number of new options for manipulating 2D clothing parts.

And blink and you’ll miss it, but at 2:30, you can see what appears to be a scripting window running Python scripts, so presumably Python support has also been added.

Updated 27 September 2017: Marvelous Designer 7 is shipping. To accompany the release, CLO Virtual Fashion has posted its new showreel of work created using the software, which is well worth checking out.

Pricing and availability
Marvelous Designer 7 is available for Windows 7+ and OS X 10.8+. A permanent licence currently costs $490, down $60 from the previous release.

Read a full list of new features in Marvelous Designer 7 on the product website