VMT Editor

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Not to be confused with Material Editor.

VMT Editor is a free open source editor for VMT files written by Dmytro "Gira-X" Butemann and Jan "Yanzl" Gortnar.

Features

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FAST VMT CREATION

Material parameters are arranged in groups that you can add to your material, like Reflection or Specular. Commonly used groups and shaders are just a click away.



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DRAG AND DROP CONVERSION

Drag and drop your texture files into the VMT Editor window to have them automatically converted to VTF and copied to the appropriate folder.



AND MORE...

sRGB color correction, water texture creation, editing the VMT Preview, adding custom alpha channels...

Quick Start

1. DOWNLOAD AND EXTRACT

Download the .zip file from the GitHub page and extract it anywhere on your computer.


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2. SET UP GAMES

Open VMT Editor by clicking on VMT_Editor.exe. It should automatically detect the Source games you have installed. Select a game from the game menu and you can start working.

If there are no games detected, navigate to the Games > Manage Games... dialog. Click on the Add button, then type in a name and browse for the game installation folder. This should be the folder that has gameinfo.txt in it.


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3. THE UI

The VMT Editor UI has 4 parts: toolbar on the left, main tab widget in the center, and VMT Preview and Message Log on the right.

Editing materials are divided into groups you can add from the Add... menu or by clicking on the toolbar buttons.

To add textures to your material you can click on the Browse button next to the appropriate text box, or you can drag and drop your textures directly into the box. You can add both VTF files or normal image files (PNG, TGA ...).


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4. OPTIONS

Open the Options dialog to change how VMT Editor behaves. You can specify your own texture suffixes and enable auto renaming. You can select your preferred mipmap filter. You can also add VMT Editor to .vmt files context menu and change .vmt and .vtf file icons.

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