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Creating Clothing for Characters in Marvelous Designer

3D Workflow using Marvelous Designer, Substance Painter, Blender & Photoshop with Olena Zykova


Learn how to create professional quality clothes for 3D characters using Marvelous Designer. Instructor Olena Zykova is a freelance concept artist and 3D character generalist specializing in creating character concept art and assets for AAA game characters. In this comprehensive workshop, she shares her workflow for creating three layered costumes, from block-out to final detailing, and from texturing to the final render.

This 2.5-hour workshop is perfect for character concept artists and character artists specializing in creating clothing assets, as well as costume and fashion designers. Whether you’re an absolute beginner in Marvelous Designer or have some prior experience, Olena covers all the basic tools and shares her pattern-making techniques for all levels to follow along. Key techniques covered in this workshop include blocking out and detailing clothing assets, working with double-layered garments, using internal lines and fabric presets, as well as layering, texturing in Substance Painter, and rendering in Blender.

By completing this workshop, you will be able to construct and texture your own realistic 3D clothing assets to use for any concept art or character art purposes. Project files provided with this workshop include Olena’s Marvelous Designer file for the finished costume, along with her textures, and the Substance Painter files for each garment.

Duration: 2h 27m

Format: HD 1920x1080

Olena Zykova

Freelance Concept Artist

Olena Zykova is a freelance concept artist and 3D character generalist with over a decade of experience in the industry. She specializes in creating characters, props, FX concept art, and 3D clothing assets for characters. She has worked with many companies in various fields, from AAA games and mobile games to TV commercials.

Follow Olena on Instagram @zykovalena and follow her career on LinkedIn

  • Olena’s eye for style brings elegance and flair to every piece she creates. I've seen her ability to blend aesthetics with unique attention to detail, delivering impactful artwork on every project. Olena’s dedication and passion to her craft make me want to learn from her; I have been curious about her creative process for a long time, and I can’t wait to watch her workshop.

    - Sergio Castaneda
    Senior Environment Concept Artist

  • I have worked with Olena on several projects at Time Based Arts as Creative Director and I could always count on Olena to elevate each project she was helping me with. She is a sharp-eyed concept artist with great taste and is a pleasure to work with. The work involved many rounds of comments and refinement, and Olena was always a great energy to have on the team in that process.

    - Francois Roisin
    Creative Director at Time Based Arts

  • Olena is a very professional, hard-working and enthusiastic artist with a high level of skills and endurance. I worked with her on several projects in the past decade. Not only had she shown exceptional professional ethics but every team she worked in benefited from her easy-going and cheerful personality. She also contributed to students’ education and showed herself to be a kind teacher.

    - Tina Bulba
    Layout Artist