Noesis Interactive's video tutorial "Character Design and Integration with Softimage and Half Life 2" is up on design3.
Using custom templates, you'll begin by quickly transforming ordinary facial photos to Half-Life 2 characters in no time. Then, learn the extensive character creation tools of Softimage. Demystify rigging and weighting, and learn how to prepare your models to be exported to various game engines. Finally, learn how to test, perfect, and export your 3D characters from Softimage into Half-Life 2 Deathmatch.