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d4ckst4r
05-20-2007, 02:32 PM
Can someone give me a link to download a simple program to create skins or models? Perticularly skins. I'll be new to it all but I just wanna mess around making some random things :p I want it to be pretty simple though because otherwise I'll just get bored of not being able to do anything - even with tutorials (like I did with Hammer).
Thx.

NokiaTokia
05-20-2007, 04:12 PM
To modify materials used on a already built model, you just need to modify the corresponding material file or create a new one using any graphics art program such as photoshop...

Information on how to create Materials:
http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Creating_Materials
http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Character_Textures_and_Materials


If you cant handle using Hammer, then I would not suggest modeling as its essentially the same thing but more complex. If you want more information check out the XSI link on Valve Devi Wiki, it provides video tutorials and source engine examples: http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/XSI


Note: No matter what you try out, whether it be modeling, skining, coding, or level design, its all going to be hard at first. You just have to stick with it and eventually you will get better.

Wanted Mod
06-02-2007, 12:40 AM
Can someone give me a link to download a simple program to create skins or models? Perticularly skins. I'll be new to it all but I just wanna mess around making some random things :p I want it to be pretty simple though because otherwise I'll just get bored of not being able to do anything - even with tutorials (like I did with Hammer).
Thx.

For a starter as yourself may I recommend these programs.....best of all, they're free or low cost and will get you going quick.

GIMP
http://gimp.org/ (Create custom textures and skins with this)
example tutorials and guides
http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Normal_Maps
http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Decals_in_GIMP

Blender (create 3d models with this)
http://www.blender.org/
example tutorials and guides
http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Modeling_props_with_Blender
http://www.gl0we.com/files/hl2/tutorial/blender-import.htm

SoftImage Modtool (The Official 3d Package for Modders)
http://www.softimage.com/downloads/XSI_Mod_Tool_4.2/default.aspx
example tutorials and guides
http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/XSI_Beginner_Tutorial
http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/XSI_Texturing

Elis
06-03-2007, 08:30 PM
www.zombiehell.info

can get ya started if u wanna do that kinda stuff in CSS :)

Marine
06-04-2007, 06:14 AM
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Sierra Oscar
06-04-2007, 06:25 AM
www.zombiehell.info

can get ya started if u wanna do that kinda stuff in CSS :)

Could you please check your PM's, cheers.:)

d4ckst4r
06-04-2007, 11:14 AM
Thanks guys, I'll try skinning and see if I like it or not but I don't think I'm gonna try modelling :p.