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Marvelous Designer is a very specialized 3D design software only for clothes and fabrics, it makes creating and animating clothes and fabrics a breath unlike traditionally used software like 3DS Max and Blender. The software is currently developed by CLO Virtual Fashion Inc.

Learning Marvelous Designer could be very helpful for fashion designers who want to get a glimpse of how the design would look like, and would also be helpful for CG artists working in the gaming and movie industry as it’s being used by major game publishers like EA and Konami and was used in movies like; The Hobbits and The Adventures of TinTin.

The aim of this post is to present and compare between free online sources that beginners can rely on to learn Marvelous Designer, the sources stated here are full-structured courses that beginners can follow along.

If you just want the bottom line (the road map to learn Marvelous Designer) and you don’t wish to read the entire article then go to the “Bottom Line” section at the end of the article.

Getting Started with Marvelous Designer Online from Scratch for Free

Marvelous Designer Website

Marvelous Designer Website is the first free online outlet where beginners can start learning Marvelous Designer through video tutorials, you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into 6 sections, each section is divided into lessons (29 in total) that cover the various tools and techniques available in Marvelous Designer.

Interface: The interface is very simple, just click on the section you’re interested in and a list of available lessons will appear, just click on the lesson you’re interested in and the video will start.

1 - Marvelous Designer Website Marvelous Designer Training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured and organized for complete beginners.
  3. The training can help beginners quickly start using Marvelous Designer.

Cons

  1. The training is available as video only unlike the following outlet, though that won’t be a problem for complete beginners.

Verdict: This is the best free online outlet where beginners can start learning Marvelous Designer through video tutorials.

Fearless Makers

Fearless Makers (YouTube) is the second free online outlet where beginners can start learning Marvelous Designer through video as well as text tutorials (on the website, the youtube channel is video only of course), it’s worth noting that the text is just an overview of the lesson and not the entire lesson in details, you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into 24 lessons, each lesson covers certain tools and techniques available in Marvelous Designer. It’s recommended to use the YouTube channel and not the website.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface for the YouTube channel.

 2 - Fearless Makers YouTube Channel Marvelous Designer Training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured and organized for complete beginners.

Cons

  1. There’s hardly anything to be noted in here.

Verdict: This is an excellent free online outlet where beginners can start learning Marvelous Designer through mainly video tutorials.

CG Elves YouTube Channel

CG Elves YouTube Channel is the third free online outlet where beginners can start learning Marvelous Designer through video tutorials, it’s worth noting that the videos available on this channel are just the free videos from a complete course available on CG Elves website which is paid.

Structure: The training is divided into 16 video lessons, it’s a project-based tutorial, so you’ll learn the various tools and techniques available in Marvelous Designer while creating a project.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface for the YouTube channel.

 3 - CG Elves YouTube Channel Marvelous Designer Training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training covers some of the basics beginners should be familiarized with in order to start using Marvelous Designer.

Cons

  1. The entire training isn’t available for free users, obviously, as it’s only a small part of a paid training.

Verdict: This is a very good free online outlet where beginners can start learning Marvelous Designer through video tutorials.

Viscorbel

Viscorbel is the fourth free online outlet where beginners can start learning Marvelous Designer through video tutorials, you don’t have to register to have access to the two free projects/tutorials.

Structure: The training is a project based training as with the above outlet where you’ll learn the various tools and techniques available in Marvelous Designer through creating a project from start to finish, the training is divided into 2 projects (5 lessons in totals).

Interface: The interface is simple, just follow the available lessons for the two projects from start to finish.

4 - Viscorbel Marvelous Designer Training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training covers some of the basics beginners should be familiarized with in order to start using Marvelous Designer.

Cons

  1. The training isn’t as well-organized as the first two outlets.

Verdict: This is a good free online outlet where beginners can start learning Marvelous Designer through video tutorials.

Bottom Line

The recipe for learning Marvelous Designer:

  1. Marvelous Designer Website and Fearless Makers (YouTube) are the best outlets for beginners to start learning Marvelous Designer through video tutorials.

Remember that the first step is always the toughest step, and the aim of this post is to provide you with resources that will help you take your first step in learning Marvelous Designer.