Unable to locate some material texture files

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  1. Defcon

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    Hi. I'm trying to make a custom blend material using two stock textures. My issue is that the textures i'm trying to create a blend material for are themselves part of two other blend materials. In hammer these are called "blendgroundgrass008" and "blendgraveltograss001". Theoretically the textures that make up the blends should be found somewhere in the materials folder but so far I haven't been able to find them. If someone knows what these individual textures are called and where to find them I would greatly appreciate the help.
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  2. Blade x64

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    Their name and location will be within the vmt blends.
     
  3. Defcon

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    That occurred to me but I haven't been able to locate vmt files either.
     
  4. Crowbar

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    What you're probably looking for is packed within the .VPK files in your /tf folder. If you need to get any files from a .VPK, you need software called GCFScape.
    Open the file called tf2_misc_dir.vpk to get access to .VMT files. For textures (the actual .VTF images) you'd need to open tf_textures_dir.vpk.
    Of course you're not supposed to put your newly created blend material in the .VPK's, you can put it in /tf/materials, or /tf/custom/[whatever]/materials (the latter is usually preferable). You can reference stock VTFs from VPK's in your custom material without unpacking any of them, so technically you don't need to open tf2_textures_dir.
     
  5. Defcon

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    I found the .vmt files I needed and was able to create my custom blend vmt using the textures they listed. Thanks!
     
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