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Report article RSS Feed Introduction to Custom Props for Source Powered Games with Maya

Learn how to take your 3D model from Maya and turn it into an active video game prop. Learn the processes of exporting, compiling, and integrating your prop into a level and then watch as it is used in Half-Life 2.

Posted by Noesis_Interactive on Jan 10th, 2008
Basic Props Modelling.

This tutorial from Noesis Interactive shows you to take your 3D model from Maya and turn it into an active video game prop. Learn the processes of exporting, compiling, and integrating your prop into a level and then watch as it is used in Half-Life 2. This lesson is taken directly from the Noesis Interactive training DVD "Custom Props and Animation for Source Powered Games with Maya".

Download "Noesis Database-Intro to Custom Props with Maya" before starting as it contains files used in this demonstration video. You will also need to get the Maya application from Autodesk.


For more video tutorials we recommend you browse them all at the Noesis Profile.

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Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 10 2008, 10:21pm says:

Great to see some quality video tutorials coming through ModDB :)

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Noesis_Interactive
Noesis_Interactive Jan 18 2008, 5:06pm replied:

Thanks a bunch Wraiyth !! We'll definitely keep putting them on ModDB as fast as we can create them. :)

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Twitwi
Twitwi Feb 3 2008, 3:48am says:

Very nice. but in the start of the video were you exported the zip/rar was it not easyer just to export it to maya?

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ninjabuntu
ninjabuntu Mar 29 2009, 6:26pm says:

Well that pretty much convinced me. And the Timing could not be better for me. Sudden windfalls and all. Maya 2009, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS4 are going to be mine to command soon...

now I'm just praying that Plug-in work with Maya 2009 Complete as well...

thanks for the awesome informative video. You can count on me stopping by your site and grabbing the DVDs...

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Satansboss
Satansboss Apr 12 2011, 7:58pm says:

Do you think you could make a new version of this? possibly for mac?

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SourceSkyBoxer
SourceSkyBoxer Mar 15 2012, 8:34pm says:

Wow great work! :) Can Maya create automacally with nice collision?

I will try again :)

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Thall33
Thall33 Oct 15 2012, 5:27pm says:

Please update this. parts of this don't work for me. Maya 2012 and the 2009 base of sdk. I won't pay for outdated tutorials.

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