Scaling the garment

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Anastasia1987
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Scaling the garment

Post by Anastasia1987 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:04 am

How can I scale the simulated garment sothat it will fit another big character? I sometimes can scale patterns(sometimes it ia scaled properly sometimes not). But the garment is destroyed and needs a lot of time to fix it around the character again!

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Re: Scaling the garment

Post by Rosemaryr » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:35 am

Unfortunately, scaling a finished garment is not as easy as it is in other 3D modeling programs.
MD's paradigm works *from* the 2D pattern pieces to the finished 3D garment. You have to use real-world mentality to work with it. In the real-world, you would not expect to take a finished size 2 shirt and pop it onto a person who needs an XXL shirt. You would instead, re-cut a new set of patterns and sew them together for the XXL item.
Even if you take the 2D pattern pieces and scale them up to the right size, you still have to run the sewing simulation over again for the new figure. That's just the way the program works, I'm afraid, sorry.

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Re: Scaling the garment

Post by Biff_Tummy-Tum » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:43 pm

Hi there. There is an easier work around than completely resetting and re-sewing the 3D garment. Rather than scaling the pattern in the 2D pattern window, select the pattern and gradually reduce it's scale by using Shrinkage Weft and Waft.

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