Today I will be walking you through the wonderful world of modelling and compiling for half life 2. This tutorial is targeted at 3dsmax users and half life 2 owners. however any basic game can benefit from these tutorials
Posted by TKAzA on Aug 29th, 2006
Basic Weapons Modelling.
Today I will be walking you through the wonderful world of modelling and compiling for half life 2.
This tutorial is targeted at 3dsmax users and half life 2 owners. however any basic game can benefit from these tutorials
I will walk you through basic modelling and uving
then making a low poly weapon model and a getting it skinned compiled and ingame.
In these tuts I will only ever cover 3DSMax because that's all I know.
So please DO NOT ask me about any other 3D applications.
Source SDK (Steam -> Tools -> Source SDK)
(Need To have Purchased HL2)
The valve wiki
This ships with the sdk if you cant find it with my explanation below
- right click .qc (open with -> studiomdl ( in your source sdk folder))
Read up about it here.
Please don't decompile others work and claim it as your own
modelling takes time and skill and doing that is just poor!
Cannon Fodders mdl Decompiler ( decompiles hl2 mdl files into smd format)
Importers and Exporters
These don't work on max 8 or 9 :(
MAX 6/7 SMD Importer (Imports smd format to 3dsmax)
MAX 6/7 SMD Exporter (Exports meshes as smd format)
Okay lets learn the basics.
In this tutorial i will cover making a set of draws from a simple box using poly and extrusion moddeling.
This tequnique is very easy and is the base to modeling.
Make a set of low poly draws.
NOTE: more mirrors will appear soon.
This video covers every step of getting a source model in game.
Members.iinet.net.au @ 104mb
Sorry about the noise my PC is very loud.