Blender Source Tools Help
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Revision as of 16:13, 22 April 2008 by TomEdwards (doesn't seem like a good choice of package to me, but hey...)
To learn about the general usage of Blender, see Is Blender 3D Good for Source/How to Start.
To do: Is it not possible to export collision meshes? That's crap!
The export process
- Create your model and texture it via UV mapping. The result should be a .blend file and all the TGA files you used as textures. The example used here is the PC Gamer UK mag secreted all around de_dust_pcg (blender file for the model
pcgmag.blendand texture file
- Having installed the SMD exporter plugin, export your model to a Half-Life 2 SMD file, in this case
- Copy the SMD file into
<game>/modelsrcand the TGA file(s) into
- The SMD you have already is just the reference model. We will also need an additional SMD to declare the 'idle' animation. So, in a text-editor, create a file called
pcgmag_idle.smd(or some other name ending in SMD) and enter this as its contents:
version 1 nodes 0 "joint0" -1 end skeleton time 0 0 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0 0.000000 0.000000 end
You are now ready to compile the model.