Does anyone know how to open hl2 .mdl files in 3ds max 9?
You don't, .mdl's are compiled .smd's (the actual model, whitch you can open in 3ds max) plus some text files that say what the game should do with it. I don't know what you want to do with them, but if you want to open existing models, I think it's not possible (maybe you can find a .mdl decompiler, but I'm not sure if they exist). There are plugins to open .smd files in 3ds max, if you need them, I could search for them if you would like.
i would like to open ep2's hot rod's engine and put a supercharger on it.. i know that there were plug-ins or something else that allowed you to open .smd's in 3ds max 8 and below, but i have 9 and there is no importer out there that i know of. only exporters
What about these?
i know.. they are for max 8 and down.. im just gonna have to get wait i guess
Oh yes.. I see that now.. sorry dude :( You could always download the XSI mod tool I guess.. it can import/export .smds right?
i have no clue.. i just got max 8 so i got it all working.. thanks for all your help though