Modeling for n00bz

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Terwonick, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Terwonick

    Terwonick L6: Sharp Member

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    If anybody could write a Tutorial on making items/weapons (assume I know nothing) for TF2, that would be greatly appreciated (I can't find one). Preferable with the tools Valve uses (I believe there is a free version), and anything else that's needed free. Though referring me to a guide or something similar would be cool too. I want to be ready for the next poly contest (or maybe help with the swamps stuff)
     
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    aa EArkham Necromancer

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  3. Terwonick

    Terwonick L6: Sharp Member

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    too bad he never says what the convenient way to find out is:( thanks for the link, I'll use this. Anything about weapons (sometimes known as the real crap) up your sleeve?
     
  4. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    Fun Fact: Hawk's tut is very shitty in many places. He mentions some completely irrelevant things and totally forgets others which are necessary to proper compiling.

    If you have a Student License at Autodesk, get 3dsMAX along with its tutorials and learn from them. The modelling parts are very useful and ease a newb into the modelling world. When it comes to texturing, this article was extremely helpful.

    Other than that, you've to do the same thing as one would do with any other software: play around with it and see what happens. You'll learn what to do to achieve a desired effect, what to never do unless you want bad things to happen, and how the program works.

    As for the weapons tutorial, I believe there was a guide on TF2M about importing view and worldmodels and how to make them replace weapons. I can't seem to find it now, but it's very helpful for what you want to do.