Talk:Compiling a model

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Proposal: Second qc example

Since there are almost two basic (most used) types of models (prop_static / prop_physics) in Source I think it would be helpful to add just a second example qc which handles a prop_physics. Swot 03:21, 8 June 2012 (PDT)

Programmer's Notepad use

Is there any way to use Programmer's Notepad ( for work with .qc-files? Meaning, is it possible without really great efforts. I checked it's profiles ("schemes") already and - they are not compatible with those of Notepad++ (so if one wants to use PN, then creating a scheme is necessary).

model and material path issues?

I've been following the directions here to make a model, but I can only get the model to load directly from the models/ directory, and the texture to load from the materials/ directory. (cdmaterials and all subdirectory commands don't work) Anyone else having these kinds of issues?

Glitchy Model

I created a model, you know, modelled it, exported SMD's, compiled, etc., but when I try to put it in hammer as a prop_static it just doesn't show up, and when I place it as a prop_physics (which it really shouldn't be) it won't let me pick it up. In addition, when I touch it so as to "wake" it, the game crashes. I'm stunped as to what's going on. Please help!

Below is my qc file in case it helps:

$modelname Elevator_Button/Elevator_Button.mdl
$cdmaterials models/Elevator_Button
$scale 2.0
$body studio "Elevator_button_ref.smd"
$texturegroup "Elevator_button"
   { "Elevator_button" }
   { "Elevator_button_skin_01" }
   { "Elevator_button_skin_02" }
   { "Elevator_button_skin_03" }
   { "Elevator_button_skin_04" }
   { "Elevator_button_skin_05" }
   { "Elevator_button_skin_06" }
   { "Elevator_button_skin_07" }
   { "Elevator_button_skin_08" }
   { "Elevator_button_skin_09" }
   { "Elevator_button_skin_10" }
   { "Elevator_button_skin_11" }
   { "Elevator_button_skin_12" }
   { "Elevator_button_skin_13" }
   { "Elevator_button_skin_14" }
   { "Elevator_button_skin_15" }
   { "Elevator_button_skin_16" }
$sequence idle "Elevator_button_idle.smd"  fps 15

First thing I'd try is removing $texturegroup there. I've never seen a model with that many. --TomEdwards 14:32, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Well, I need all of them because it's an elevator button, and I want a specific one for each floor, with on and off skins. It would take too long to make an individual model for each, and I have no idea if there's a way other than skinning to make them appear "on." Subject15837 20:00, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Can't you run a test compile just to see what happens? --TomEdwards 14:27, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
A test compile? Of the map, or the model? Because if you mean the model, then my problem is not that I don't want to compile it, it's that I don't know qc commands well enough to find a way to do it.
Make a new QC and paste this into it:
$modelname Elevator_Button/Elevator_Button.mdl
$cdmaterials models/Elevator_Button
$scale 2.0
$body studio "Elevator_button_ref.smd"
$sequence idle "Elevator_button_idle.smd"  fps 15
Then see if that works. --TomEdwards 13:23, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

NoGameDir error

When I try to compile my model with the studiomdl.exe it just gives this error:

Unable to find gameinfo.txt. Solutions:

1. Read 2. Run vconfig to specify which game you're working on. 3. Add -game <path> on the command line where <path> is the directory that gameinfo.txt is in.

Samekind of error comes with Studiocompiler. Please can anyone help me? --nom1nator 16:56, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

When did you last run the SDK launcher, and is it set to the correct game?
Hmm, I have just runned SDK from steam, not the launcher. What I should do? --nom1nator 17:18, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
Now I got it work, but how I get the textures work? --nom1nator 19:01, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

plz help

i got this error: Error opening c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\alooy6\sourcesdk_content\hl 2\(x86)\steam\steamapps\alooy6\sourcesdk_content\hl2\flufy.qc

what do i do? --Lazy genius 01:25, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

As you can probably see, (x86)\steam\steamapps\alooy6\sourcesdk_content\hl2\ repeats itself. Try moving the QC to a location without a space in it. --TomEdwards 10:22, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Unable to find the .smd file

When i try to compile the model, he don't want because he do not find the smd. But I've put in the models folders

mdl" "C:\MurDroit.qc"
WARNING: AppFramework : Unable to load module p4lib.dll!
qdir:    "c:\"
gamedir: "c:\program files\steam\steamapps\[username]\half-life 2 deathmatch\hl2mp\
g_path:  "C:\MurDroit.qc"
Building binary model files...
Working on "MurDroit.qc"
ERROR: c:\MurDroit.qc(14): - could not load file 'mur\MurDroit.smd'
ERROR: Aborted Processing on 'mur\MurDroit.mdl'
WARNING: Leaking 1 elements
It's looking for C:\mur\MurDroit.smd. Take a look at the "File locations" sidebar in the article. --TomEdwards 17:48, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

-Thanks, he compiled the model. it was because i have sometime problem to understand english (i am non-english)