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StudioMDL is the commandline compiler for GoldSrc modelfiles. You can either run it via the command line or drag and drop a .QC file onto it, or ideally use Crowbar Crowbar as your GUI.

Command line arguments

  • -t <texture.bmp> : Globally replaces all textures in model with specified one.
  • -r Tags reversed normals in compile output console; example: triangle reversed (0.748195 0.949818 0.839380)
  • -a <angle> : set vertex normal blend angle override.
  • -h Dump hitbox information to compile console; example: $hbox 0 "atm" -10.49 -15.81 0.00 10.49 15.81 91.87

History

  • 2002 - Half-Life SDK release (cannot compile Counter-Strike models or use 9-wayblends)
  • 2003 - Counter-Strike version, allows for compilation of 9-way blending feature
  • 2003 - Day Of Defeat version adds support for Masked transparency and Additive $texrender modes for textures
  • 2011 - Xash3d studiomdl adds support for Xash3d specific features and texture tiling
  • 2017 - "DoomMusic" version has better UV accuracy, and adds bone preservation feature
  • 2016~2019 - Sven-Coop compiler allows for UV accuracy, UV tiling, bone and attachment preservation features, sven specific features like higher texture & chrome mode sizes. Also added additional $texrender mode commands. Can be used for regular halflife as long as you don't use the higher resolution features

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