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Exporting out of Marvelous Designer

Intermediate, Practical


A 3-hour lecture that covers everything you need to know to export garments out of Marvelous Designer. We discuss:

  • Raw Exports and When it Makes Sense to Do So
  • Quadrangulation and Remeshing in Marvelous Desigher
  • Using Maya’s Transfer Attributes
  • Getting a Clean Topology with ZRemesher
  • Mesh smoothing and Panel Loops
  • Projecting a Mesh in Zbrush

We put together a chart that you can easily follow to find our recommended approach to your export process, please find it here

This class is reserved for members.



  1. Gip Mar says:

    Hi Laura, thank you for these lessons. I just joined the Ooutgang community last week. The Fold Anatomy class and Substance Designer classes blew my mind !!!

    I would like to ask you about the retopolgy workflow that I’ve seen elsewhere. The process is retopo in MD, cleanup, weld in Maya, smooth mesh in TopoGun, adding holding edges in Maya. This then becomes base mesh for ZB work. The base mesh created seems to have more “natural flow”, as oppose to gridded layout, but apart from its appearance, I don’t really understand the pros and cons of this workflow. It does seem this workflow is more time-consuming. I wonder if you could share some light on this subject. Thank you for all you do.

    1. Hey Gip, I haven’t tried the particular workflow you described so I can’t comment on it’s pros and cons but there seems to be a lot of ways to skin a cat, so to speak, when it comes to the MD->ZBR pipeline. Best is to just try different approaches that sound appealing to you until one comes out on top as the most comfortable for you.

  2. Aury Gabryel says:

    Hi Laura ! Just watched your video and it’s great ! thank you for your work 🙂
    But I have a problem on the very final step wich is reconstructing subdivision, while doing so, my UV stretch in a weird way.. I tested on different Zbrush versions, even PC. I tried a lot of things, can’t figure out why. Did you already encountered that problem ? thank you !

    1. There’s a Smooth UV button you may want to take a look at. I like to keep it off, it could be on in your case. Try it out!

  3. Daniel Cabello says:

    Hey Laura, learning a lot about Marvelous here. I am exporting a garment out of Marvelous and the “Weld” option greyed out and I cannot select it. Do you know why is that?

    1. You have to use Thin and Single Object for that option to be available. Let me know whether that helps.

      1. Daniel Cabello says:

        That worked, it was on multiple objects, thanks Laura! 😀

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