Rosemayr's Inspired Regency Dress-Work In Progress

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Rosemayr's Inspired Regency Dress-Work In Progress

Post by MorgaineChristensen » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:20 pm

As promised, Rosemayr inspired this work-in-progress Regency Type dress. It needs more work but 'tis a start.
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Re: Rosemayr's Inspired Regency Dress-Work In Progress

Post by Rosemaryr » Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:23 am

Looking forward to seeing where you take this!

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Re: Rosemayr's Inspired Regency Dress-Work In Progress

Post by MorgaineChristensen » Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:12 am

While I liked the original dress, I was not overly happy with the skirt and some of the pattern pieces. I remade the pattern today, searched for a sprigged muslin texture that was more "Regency", and here is how it turned out.

I did have some difficulty, with the skirt and the folds. First off, I had way too many folds originally with this newer dress, which weighed the dress down immensely and caused issue with the top and sleeves. For the front, I did alter the Particle Distance to about 10 so it folded nicer without the blockiness. Secondly, I added two side pieces to the bodice and skirt in order to line up the skirt and bodice sides (yes, rather anal I know) which I believe made it smoother. Thirdly, I chose not to keep the under bust band due to the skirt being rather heavy, which pulled on the band and causes a texture distortion.
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Re: Rosemayr's Inspired Regency Dress-Work In Progress

Post by LoriGriffiths » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:17 pm

Nice work Morgaine. I really like the way the dress flows down properly. I love seeing clothes that fit properly, but are not tight to the body. Keep up the good work and share more!

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Re: Rosemayr's Inspired Regency Dress-Work In Progress

Post by MorgaineChristensen » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:04 am

LoriGriffiths wrote:Nice work Morgaine. I really like the way the dress flows down properly. I love seeing clothes that fit properly, but are not tight to the body. Keep up the good work and share more!
Honestly, until I watched your videos, most of my clothing was skin tight. Partially, is the way MD is set-up for use out of the box, and many tutorials seem to show this same skin tight out of the box usage. It's not till we watch something like your videos or acquire more experience that we figure out we don't have to make skin tight clothing to fit right. Or, at least that is my take on the whole thing.

The more experience I garner the more things I am not overly happy with in Marvelous Designer. Like K.C.'s project for stiffer materials or, is a need for more presets I believe for netting, tulle, lace, muslin, some of the more sheer fabrics, etc. I had a really difficult time with the skirt on this particular piece. When I had a more gathered-at-the waist skirt, after looking at some actual references for Regency dresses, the skirt was too heavy and drug the bodice down despite strengthening it or freezing it. I had to settle for draping vs gathers to make it work.

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Re: Rosemayr's Inspired Regency Dress-Work In Progress

Post by Rosemaryr » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:33 am

If you are concerned about the 'weight' of a fabric, play with the material setting labeled 'Density'. This directly effects the amount by which the sim's gravity pulls on a garment.

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Re: Rosemayr's Inspired Regency Dress-Work In Progress

Post by MorgaineChristensen » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:32 pm

Rosemaryr wrote:If you are concerned about the 'weight' of a fabric, play with the material setting labeled 'Density'. This directly effects the amount by which the sim's gravity pulls on a garment.
Thank you for the advice! I haven't played around much with any of the settings for fear of messing up MD settings. But now, I have a reliable place to ask questions and, not made to feel I am completely stupid, I am getting a bit bolder.

I will definitely give it a try over this suggestion over the weekend. I haven't had a lot of time or inclination to work on this this week. I have some new Blender Rigging and Weight Painting videos to watch as well as a mesh body projection to figure out. Just never enough time for all my projects!

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