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This is a 6 part video tutorial which aims to guide people through the process of creating a weapon model (glock) and compiling it for use by the Half-Life 2 Source Engine. The principles applied here can be used to make a model for any game using 3DSMax.

Posted by RequieM on Jun 10th, 2007
Intermediate Weapons Modelling.

[page=Chapter 1: Modeling]
This tutorial is brought to you by the user Stormy from Game-Artist.Net, a community for and by game artists.

This set of tutorials is intended to help and guide people through the full process of creating a weapon and compiling it into the Half-Life 2 Source Engine. The tutorials are going to be released in chapters, each of which will focus on a specific area of the pipeline from modeling through texturing and compiling and finally compiling into Counter-Strike: Source.

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I know that not everyone will need to know every chapter but I very much hope there will be a chapter for everyone, if you know about modeling but not texturing there will be something for you and visa versa.

These are the first major video tutorials I have done so any feed back for the next chapter (texturing) will be good to help me produce better quality videos and in turn help the community better.

Good luck and I hope to be uploading the next chapter as soon as possible.

Download the first 6 videos and learn how to model a 3D glock weapon from scratch. Discussion about the video (i.e. techniques, issues, etc.) is encouraged! The second part of this tutorial which covers the skinning and texturing aspect can be found here.

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hoboken Aug 9 2007, 5:05pm says:

great videos man i appreciate someone actually taking the time to teach us how, i was excited to learn how but i kind of lost hope by the end, i prior have never touched 3d max so i dont think im ready to create guns like this yet
thanks again

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Jul 9 2007, 9:58am says:

You can resume the download, you will just need to update the download URL as ours timeout after 10 minutes to prevent leechers

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fragzone Jun 25 2007, 1:50pm says:

You can't unrar this with Winrar nor with 7-zip, something is wrong with it.

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Jun 26 2007, 3:13am says:

I will verify the file tonight and fix it if I have any problems.

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fragzone Jun 26 2007, 9:19am says:

Downloaded it from Filefront this time and they worked perfect. Awsome tutorial!

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Stormy101 Jul 4 2007, 8:17am says:

Nice to see the tut's uploaded to a better server then the ones I origanaly posted them on.

Good Luck, Skinning tuts soon!

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Bigfootmech Jul 4 2007, 6:59pm says:

I was 50% of the way through dling at 50kbits/s (my connection usually DLs between 400 and 800)
I have a plugin
"Timed out"
DLs a page saying refresh the webpage
It ****** up the download and clicking the DL button on webpage again DL went to 0%


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KIDCHRONIK Jul 15 2007, 10:19pm says:

thats to dam hard damit

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hoboken Aug 10 2007, 7:09pm says:

well im gonna go ahead and try to make a gun, but i have a few questions. um does the game automatically animate your gun when it fires or do you have to do it manually, and where can i go to figure out how to run a gun model through source sdk base to get it in game

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elite160 Aug 22 2007, 2:37am says:

I know you use the Autodesk 3DS MAX 8 but did you buy it or download it cause it is an expensive program i was wondering if i could get it for free from somewhere Do you know where i could without the risk of getting my computer full of spam and spyware?

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mathys Feb 12 2010, 4:47pm replied:

Yeah. Download the trial.

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BlakDawn Feb 21 2011, 12:52pm replied:

sign up as a student, free for 3 years and its from autodesk

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DIGI_Byte Sep 5 2007, 11:27pm says:

There are many tutorials over the net for this kind of thing but there are few tutorials that show from start to finish. will theses tuts go from start to finish to show ppl how to get a gun textured/animated/coded into a mod?
The same for characters and vehicles.

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THE_SHRUB Oct 28 2007, 7:44pm says:

I just finished part one and i must say WOW! this is an amazing assembly of tutorials! hats off to you, Stormy :) +A

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conny130 Nov 14 2007, 3:44pm says:

Im hoping to start modeling but unfortunatly I dont have 3ds max if you could show us a link to a free full download without trials i would give this 10/10

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Studiopaw May 5 2008, 7:37pm replied:

I can give you a link!

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Studiopaw May 5 2008, 7:41pm replied:

This isn't 3Ds max, but it is good (Will do everything on the tutorial)
i use this all the time (And its free)

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Brick_Top Feb 5 2008, 7:40pm says:

I have seen a lot of tutorials but this is the best one by far. Thank you so much man, it's because of people like you that people like me can also learn how to model!!!!


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Studiopaw May 5 2008, 7:45pm says:

i thought this showed you how to get your weapons in to the game aswell?

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Stormy101 Jun 21 2008, 8:33pm replied:

Check out part 3 :)

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killerbox55 Apr 26 2009, 2:41pm says:

when i play the video it brings up i tunes, i have run out of ideas. if i play it with media player it has no sound. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

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Los_Pescados Aug 3 2009, 3:28pm says:


An interesting tip: use VLC media player, this will 99,9% of the time have a suporting codec installed already.

Thank you for this Stormy!

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ModingFantasy Jan 10 2010, 8:16am replied:

'VLC Media Player' ftw tbh...

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zalak Mar 30 2010, 8:40pm says:

Hey for you that are still students you might be able to sign up for the student version of 3ds max for half a year here
Im unsure if any one that's a student can sign up for me my engineering teacher showed me it for the autodesk engineering version (also got 3ds max just a few days ago with the website). It's a large file to download so if you got slow internet good luck.

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117rikki May 28 2010, 11:39am says:

what is the program (I am spanish)
cual es ese programa para modelar

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xXm0RpH3usXx Jul 21 2010, 9:25am says:

sry, but before downloading, i know max already good enough, ps aswell...
its the importing into source anbd the exporting from max that i am interested in, is this explained here, too?

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flobblob Jul 28 2010, 9:56am says:

This way is easier: Just do a line then extrude it!
Then add detail.

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Hedgepig23 Oct 29 2010, 3:50pm says:

Is there any other programme used for making guns?

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GARYOSAVAN Mar 23 2011, 4:11am says:

Second very good tutorial after racer445's AK-47 Tutorial. :)

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RancidRandy Jun 5 2011, 4:22pm says:

This helped me understand modeling a lot more. I am sincerely grateful, as a beginner in game design I appreciate any and all kinds of help & guidance.

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Tho1efX Jun 6 2012, 2:47am says:

Any chance on getting a YouTube or other streaming link for these videos?

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