*UPDATED TUTORIAL. EXPLAINED IN TUTORIAL* This is a tutorial for STALKER: Shadows of Chernobyl which guides you through the entire process of importing a basic modelled, animated and configured weapon into STALKER. The tutorial is in PDF format and is 26 pages long, but do not fear, it mainly consist of pictures as it is easier to follow tutorial with pictures than it is to follow one without. The tutorial took me about 14 hours all up to complete. I spent a day writing the tutorial and then a few hours the next day polishing the tutorial up so that it is much easier to read and follow, as well as navigate. The tutorial has a contents menu all with links to pages, so you have no need to scroll and search for a page you were at previously. Nor do you have to scroll back up to the contents in case you go to the wrong page. Once you have done the tutorial, I can guaruntee that you will know how to import your own modelled and animated weapons into stalker successfully.
There was an issue with the SMD plugins and Maya 8.5 so I recommend you download this new version of the tutorial rather than use the other one. DO NOT install the SMD plugins, they will mess up your measurements.
*EXPLAINED FURTHER IN TUTORIAL*
This tutorial guides you through the basics of everything you need to know (except texture creation) to get your own model into STALKER,.
I hope you enjoy. If you have any comments that you would like to add or any feedback, I ask not to post on my moddb profile, but go to the gsc-game forums instead to my tutorial thread which can be found HERE
I wish you all the best at following the tutorial.