Are you able to set blender up so that fabrics will go around a person say like a person walking trough clothes?

well… yes, of course its possible, I know there is at least one python script that will allow you to do that, I have never used it, and off the top of my head i cant remember its name, try checking some blender plugin/python sites and i’m sure you can find something to do that. The beauty of blender is having python built in… way better than maya’s solution