Alhrguy (ON VACATION!) Sep 16, 2013 @ 12:46pm
Model Making
I'm looking for a cheap / free model making software that works with source film maker. Help is MUCH appriceated and if I do ever make animations on teh youtubes, I'm sure I'll mention you ;D
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Sarsour Sep 16, 2013 @ 1:02pm 
Blender ( in my opinion) is as good as any commercial 3D software with many advantages due to it being an open source software with free commercial liscence. Being open source also means there are tons of add-ons for it that make life easier and funner.

There is an export/import addon for the SMD format which you will need to export your model as ( also exists for maya and 3ds max) and after export you need to create a qc file and convert the UV textures to VTF format (Valve Texture File).
There are a few tutorials for Blender on how to do it, but for fully rigged character models, you will need to do some research on the Valve Developer wiki.
Good luck, we're here if you have further questions.
Alhrguy (ON VACATION!) Sep 16, 2013 @ 2:02pm 
Thanks! I've heard of Blender, but I had very little information about what it actually was. I'll be sure to check it out later on :D
Puzzler Sep 17, 2013 @ 11:00am 
Blender is pro software, so it isn't that easy...
Alhrguy (ON VACATION!) Sep 17, 2013 @ 12:27pm 
I've seen that, but I'm willing to learn how to use it unless there's an easier alternative with the same kind of results.
Sarsour Sep 17, 2013 @ 12:31pm 
Learn it. Its worth it. took me generally 2 month of following this tutorial: (which quite some of is outdated, but it only challeneged me to figure things out myself) and a few tutorials here and there depending on what I wanted to do.
Its not soo hard really, its just time consuming ( not boring though, lots of fun!)
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Alhrguy (ON VACATION!) Sep 17, 2013 @ 12:46pm 
Alright, thanks for all the input, everyone, BTW :D
Puzzler Sep 18, 2013 @ 5:59am 
Yeah, I meant to learn all Blender possilbilities is hard. If you are going to create not complicated stuff, then good luck to you.
SPYFrango Sep 19, 2013 @ 4:03pm 
for fast human, try this free project:
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Date Posted: Sep 16, 2013 @ 12:46pm
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