9.5 Marvelous Designer


Marvelous Designer

Bringing the efficiency of fashion design to computer graphics

Marvelous Designer allows you to create beautiful 3D virtual clothing with our cutting-edge design software.

Finally breathe life into your designs with tools that enhance quality while saving you time. From basic shirts to intricately pleated dresses and rugged uniforms, Marvelous Designer can virtually replicate fabric textures and physical properties to the last button, fold, and accessory.

With our versatile compatibility with other 3D software and interactive design interface, you can instantaneously edit and drape garments onto 3D forms with high-fidelity simulation.

Marvelous Designer’s innovative pattern-based approach has already been adopted by top game studios such as EA Konami and can be seen on the big-screen in animation films including The Hobbit and The Adventures of Tin Tin, created by Weta Digital.

What are you waiting for?
Stunning design is at your fingertips.


marvelous designer closetExpand your character’s closet with clothes for every occasion.

Marvelous Designer allows you to build a rich wardrobe for your characters where each garment can be modified and reused.  Every shirt or dress you create can now be transformed in endless ways. Mix and match between outfits and characters.  For this reason, adding variety has never been easier.

marvelous designer simpleYou don’t have to be a fashion designer. It’s simple and easy.

Our technology is based on the art of sewing and patternmaking (making the blueprint for a garment), which we believe is the only way to realistically express garments.  You don’t need a fashion design background to create clothing using Marvelous Designer.  It is surprisingly easy and simple with our intuitive tools.  Build your skills by mastering our online curriculum.

Intricate Details

You can add rich details onto garments ranging from shoulder pads to stitches

Easy-to-use software that just makes sense.

Designing ‘true to life’ virtual garments is easy and straightforward with our intuitive user interface and tools such as arrangement points and pins.  In essence, Marvelous Designer saves you from guessing how clothes should fit in real life.

Textural coordinates are packaged along with your patterns for simple data translation and use. Edit textures, fabrics, and its physical properties via preset our library to accurately simulate onto your characters without costing countless hours.

Augmented capabilities with your existing software tools

marvelous designer augmented capabilities

Across modeling and animation, Marvelous Designer can easily import and export data between software including Maya, 3ds Max, Softimage, Modo, and ZBrush.  Major game studios like EA and Ubisoft as well as the animated film studios behind Avatar (Weta Digital) and Total Recall (Double Negative) have taken advantage of our software’s compatibility.

Authentic simulation for amazing animation.

Bringing your characters to life shouldn’t take a lifetime. Traditional modeling and sculpting techniques require hours of work for each wrinkle, bend, and fold and don’t guarantee convincing results. Marvelous Designer’s animation cache functionality with high-polygon modeling makes it possible to capture the realistic movement of clothing when draped onto moving characters, whether they are running, jumping, or twirling midair.

Revolutionizing 3D virtual clothing.

Marvelous Designer’s novel pattern-based approach allows not only for beautiful graphics, but also compiles your garments’ data to be reused, revamped, and refreshed again and again.

marvelous designer patternsPattern Creation and Editing

Our expansive pattern design feature lets you easily create and edit rectangular, circular, or any other polygon shaped patterns. In addition, we provide intuitive interfaces. This includes moving point/segment in parallel/perpendicular fashion. In addition, the interface allows for moving point/segment via input value or dividing the segment in proportion.


marvelous designer free sewSegment and Free Sewing

Check out the simple and smart sewing tool. In fact, define the sewing direction and range accurately and edit them at any time. For the most part, this is not fully supported in other 3D CAD software. Our simple and smart sewing tool makes life easier for users. Easily create and edit seam lines with more freedom in sewing directions and range. Markedly, accurate sewing has been extremely difficult to articulate in other 3D CAD software. Expressly, this is due to the limitations in its narrow directions and range.



Officially Supported OS

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1, Windows 10
  • Marvelous Designer version after 6, runs only on 64bit OS.
  • Marvelous Designer 3 ~ 6 version runs on the 32 bit OS system, but we recommend 64bit, since there were errors reported due to the slowness and memory usage limit on 32bit OS.


  • CPU: Intel Processor Corei7 3.0Ghz or higher
  • RAM: 16GB or higher
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 and above
  • Hard Drive: 20+ GB disk space available for caching and temporary files; SSD preferable
  • Pointing Device: Three-button mouse


  • OS: Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Processor, Corei5 2.4 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • 4GB can run Marvelous Designer, but errors are highly likely when processing heavier files
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
  • Hard Drive: 10+ GB disk space available for full content installation
  • Pointing Device: Three-button mouse

NOTE: Marvelous Designer performance is not guaranteed for below cases

Mac BootCamp, Virtual Machine (VM) Touchscreen, Stylus Pen


Officially Supported OS

  • Mac OS X Mojave 10.14, High Sierra 10.13, Sierra 10.12


  • CPU: 4-core Intel Core i5 or 6-core Intel Core i7
  • RAM : 16GB
  • Display: 2560×1440 @60Hz
  • Storage: SSD preferred, 20+ GB disk space
  • Pointing device : three-button mouse


  • CPU: 4-core Intel i5 or higher
  • RAM : 8GB
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 @60Hz
  • Storage: 10+ GB disk space
  • Pointing Device : Three-button mouse

Officially Supported Models

  • MacBook / MacBook Pro 2012 and later
  • iMac / iMac Pro 2012 and later
  • Mac Pro 2013 and later
  • Mac mini 2018 and later

NOTE: Marvelous Designer performance is not guaranteed for below cases

iOS, iPad OS, tvOS, Mac BootCamp, VM (Virtual Machine), Touchscreen, Stylus Pen, GPU-simulation

Marvelous Designer 9.5

5 May 2020

New features

Remeshing to Retopology

Remesh selected pattern and generate retopology lines along the remeshed polygon.

Partial Freeze

  • Freeze the mesh of the selected area in the pattern.
  • The intensity of the freeze applied depends on the transparency of the brush.

New Default Avatars

New default Avatars are added.

Avatar Tape

Attach avatar tapes to internal or external seam/pattern lines

2D Window Display Icons

2D window display menu icons are added

Group Tools

Group tools of the same category.

8 Marvelous Designer Quick Start Tutorials

Marvelous Designer lets 3D artists easily create realistic clothing. Get started quickly with these Marvelous Designer Quick Start Tutorials.


Marvelous Designer Tutorials #gettingstarted

This series of tutorials explains everything you need to know about using Marvelous Designer to create beautiful 3D virtual clothing, from the UI and basic tools to practical uses.