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Alhrguy 16 sep 2013 om 12:46nm
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 16 sep 2013 om 1:02nm 
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 16 sep 2013 om 2:02nm 
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 17 sep 2013 om 11:00vm 
Blender is pro software, so it isn't that easy...
Alhrguy 17 sep 2013 om 12:27nm 
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 17 sep 2013 om 12:31nm 
Learn it. Its worth it. took me generally 2 month of following this tutorial: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro (which quite some of is outdated, but it only challeneged me to figure things out myself) and a few tutorials here and there depending on what I wanted to do.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 17 sep 2013 om 12:46nm 
Alright, thanks for all the input, everyone, BTW :D
Puzzler 18 sep 2013 om 5:59vm 
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 19 sep 2013 om 4:03nm 
for fast human, try this free project:
http://projectpinocchio.autodesk.com
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