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'''Source Model Compiler''' is a web-based service used to compile models for use with Valve's [[Source|Source Engine]]. It's main features include the ability to compile a model without the need to create a [[Qc|QC file]] beforehand and the generation of all the [[Vmt|VMT files]] associated with the model.
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'''Source Model Compiler''' is a web-based service used to compile models for use with Valve's [[Source|Source Engine]].
  
 
This tool is mainly aimed at new, inexperienced users who may have run into problems when trying to compile their models or getting them to work correctly in-game.
 
This tool is mainly aimed at new, inexperienced users who may have run into problems when trying to compile their models or getting them to work correctly in-game.
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=== Features ===
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* '''Simple web-interface''' — Models are easy to compile and requires no experience of the SDK. Simple upload your files and select the options you want.
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{{note|All files must be archived (zipped) into a ZIP file before uploading.}}
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* '''Compile a model without needing to make a QC file''' — Using the 'Generate QC' option allows you to select the compile settings for your model without needing to learn the [[Category:QC_Commands|QC sytnax]] and prevents compile problems occuring from erros in the [[Qc|QC file]]. The options available are limited compared to creating the file yourself but ideal for simple objects such as props. This feature is also optional and models can still be compiled with a tailored QC file.
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* '''VMT files automatically generated''' — All materials for the model are created on compile and placed into the correct materials directory saving you the need to make them and place them in the correct directory yourself. You then simply place your [[VTF|VTF files]] in with the [[Vmt|VMT files]] and name them the same. Only the basic script needed to get a texture showing on a model is included and any extra options will need to be added manually.
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==

Revision as of 17:04, 23 August 2010

Source Model Compiler is a web-based service used to compile models for use with Valve's Source Engine.

This tool is mainly aimed at new, inexperienced users who may have run into problems when trying to compile their models or getting them to work correctly in-game.

Features

  • Simple web-interface — Models are easy to compile and requires no experience of the SDK. Simple upload your files and select the options you want.
Note.png Note: All files must be archived (zipped) into a ZIP file before uploading.
  • Compile a model without needing to make a QC file — Using the 'Generate QC' option allows you to select the compile settings for your model without needing to learn the and prevents compile problems occuring from erros in the QC file. The options available are limited compared to creating the file yourself but ideal for simple objects such as props. This feature is also optional and models can still be compiled with a tailored QC file.
  • VMT files automatically generated — All materials for the model are created on compile and placed into the correct materials directory saving you the need to make them and place them in the correct directory yourself. You then simply place your VTF files in with the VMT files and name them the same. Only the basic script needed to get a texture showing on a model is included and any extra options will need to be added manually.

External links