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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

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Hello

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.

Tools

3DSMax
Autodesk.com

Source SDK (Steam -> Tools -> Source SDK)
(Need To have Purchased HL2)

Other Tools

The valve wiki
Developer.valvesoftware.com

Cannonfodders Tools
Chaosincarnate.net

Compilers

smdcompiler
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))
Note:
Read up about it here.
Developer.valvesoftware.com

Decompiler

Note:
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)
Chaosincarnate.net

Importers and Exporters
Note:
These don't work on max 8 or 9 :(

MAX 6/7 SMD Importer (Imports smd format to 3dsmax)
Version 0.1.3
Chaosincarnate.net

MAX 6/7 SMD Exporter (Exports meshes as smd format)
Version 2.03
Chaosincarnate.net

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.
Members.iinet.net.au
~26Mb


NOTE: more mirrors will appear soon.

This video covers every step of getting a source model in game.

Source Files
Members.iinet.net.au

The Tut
Members.iinet.net.au @ 104mb
Sorry about the noise my PC is very loud.

Comments
mirrored
mirrored

Nice tutorials!
As for the codecs - the TSCC (TechSmith Capture Codec) codec is required for the video. Here is download link:
Techsmith.com

Regards. :)

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The_6th_Monkey
The_6th_Monkey

Hey man any predicitions when the final parts are going to be done?

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methy
methy

Great tutorials Aza!XD

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

Thanks mmate just waiting on INtense! to up-load them to moddb's servers.

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luch174
luch174

Wicked thanks alot really helped, lol made a gun but i gotta try getting it to work now

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quasipredator
quasipredator

These are great. Keep it up!

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Wilhelm_III
Wilhelm_III

None of your tutorials have video for me... Is it not supposed to?

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Nat562
Nat562

Are there codecs im missing? or is it just audio, all i have is sound Any Ideas?

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

thanks mirrored
ill be doing my best to encode them in divx infuture

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PowderNose
PowderNose

Great tutorials! Keep working on them, they are very helpful!

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ForceFist
ForceFist

Where am i supposed to click to make the box, all i do is hold left mouse and move it but the box dissapears when i let go

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ForceFist
ForceFist

ok i know how now but how do you do more than one edge face?

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SinKing
SinKing

Nice TKAzA! The first time I tried dl them I got very bad dl speeds, so I dropped the issue. Now I've been watching you making drawers and its fun. An edge is an edge, right?!

Good stuff, I should have found them a long time before, though.

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jister
jister

hey TKAzA i did your skin_uv_export tutorial 3 times excactly as you do it and ever time i get a error loading model in HLMV and in hammer its invisible? any idea what goes wrong??

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

Crap the videos are down, ill fix asap

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looie123
looie123

You say how about three draws, then they appear - it isn't explained how you make these three draws. This tutorial is meant to be the basics and you do things that the viewer can't see and thus mirror. I'm just starting out and I found it a bit brisk and quick for the absolute learner.

Are you NZ or Aus?

Good effort but confusing for me.

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

I run through the modeling off them try watching the video again :)

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roynagel
roynagel

hallo droogklooteeee

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Supafanga
Supafanga

Do you know of any tools that do work for 3ds max 9?

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deathparadeNL
deathparadeNL

this must be in half-life 2 tuturiols if it is half-life 2 modelling.

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m82sniper
m82sniper

Posted in the wrong section -_-

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m82sniper
m82sniper

How do you make the cracks in the drawers? :(

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tymaxbeta
tymaxbeta

just what i was looking for, this looks to cover compiling too...

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Anddos
Anddos

so you can only use mdl format?

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funnyguy11
funnyguy11

Hey im giving away ideas if anyone doesnt have one for a mod message me

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BloxxingBlocks
BloxxingBlocks

this section is for HALF LIFE 1, not half life 2

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