Model Creation

Name / Purpose
MDL Texture Info
Display the material information associated with a model
A GUI for Goldsrc MDL compilation and decompilation.
Decompile, Compile, and View Source-Engine & GoldSrc Models in a Convenient Interface
convert VMF map files to SMD geometry files
3D modelling interface for working with Half-Life Models
Valve Sketchup Tools
Suite of tools for Sketchup
MDL Decompiler
Decompile MDL files back into SMD files
NightFire Model Compiler
Model compiler & decompiler specifically made for nightfire
Left4Life StudioMDL
modified studimdl, compiles very large models
MDL Viewer
View model files for goldsrc
Nifty tool to help calculate the position of eyes for a model
VTA Apply
This application allows you to apply VTA animations to SMD model files.
an easy to use tree generator!
Model Modifier (MOM)
Modify select parts of a model such as texture references
3D Exploration
3D model viewer compatible with Half-Life Models
Valve Source Addon for XSI
Official Addon for Softimage
Modeling program, easy for beginners
3dsmax Plugins & Tools
Collection of Importers & exporters for 3dsmax
3DS Max SMD and DMX Plugins
Collection of up to date plugins for 3dsmax and Valve's engines
Softimage/XSI Mod Tool
Now a discontinued tool Softimage was once at the forefront of 3D Content creation, The modtool was provided for free.
3d modeling application
Pretador's Model Compiler - QC Editor
View useful information in QC files
Ninja Ripper
Rip DirectX geometry from Games into 3dsMax
QC Editor - Compiler Advanced Edition
QC compiler and editor
and allows you to flip individual animation smd's
Model Generator (MOG)
Convert OBJ, BSP & VMF to OBJ or SMD
Studio Model Tool - Nightfire
Plugin for NightFire Workshop
Reduce your daily modelling struggles by being able to organize your models properly, be in total control!
Maya SMD Importer/Exporter
Blender3D SMD Exporter
Export tools for Blender
Source Studio
Cannonfodders decompiler and compiler for source
Watered down free version of 3dsmax
Half-Life EZ Weapon Creator
Creates almost all of the code required to add new weapons into Half-Life
Dvondrake's SMD exporter for Blender
Export SMDs from blender
Noesis Model Viewer
Universal Model viewer
Polygon Cruncher
3D plugin tool that decimates the poly count on Meshs
Half-Life Model Viewer (original HLMV)
View and Adjust Models before taking into the Engine
Doggs MDL Compiler
GUI frontend for studiomdl
Otis' Half-life Modelviewer
A model viewer that can open any HL model and view animations, zoom, etc.
IOgre Cinema4d to Source
Cinema4D Source plugins
Xash3D Model Viewer
and allows you to flip individual animation smd's
Blender Source Tools
Import & Export tools for Blender
Free UV Unwrapping tool
This tool takes a Source map file (vmf) and creates a .mdl file
Jigglebone QCGen
Helps in the model decompile process.
DoomMusics StudioMdl
improved StudioMdl
Hl2 compile toolkit
Toolkit to aid in the compilation of models for Source games
Lightwave Source Plugins
Lightwave Source engines plugins for import and export
e_desc name=Rantis Extended Valve Tools
A Maya based sequence extractor
Modo to SMD
Export Modo files as SMD
Valve Tools
Small collection of model tools for use with the Valve Engines
Xash studioMDL Goldsrc Large Model Compiler
Large Model compiler for Half-Life mods by Xash-Team
This is an expansion of the mdl viewer code from the half-life SDK
GUI Studio MDL
GUI frontend for studiomdl
Kratisto's MDL Decompilier
Decompile game models
Jeds Half-Life Model Viewer (JHLMV)
Improved model viewer for goldsrc
OBJ2SMD Converter
simple converter that makes an OBJ an SMD
Source to GoldSrc SMD Converter
This is designed as a substitute for Milkshape in the process of bringing a model from Blender (with the SMD Tools plugin) into Half-Life 1 and Goldsrc based mods. It should also be useful for Source .smds exported from other tools, and is by no means Blender specific.
Community Updated HLMV
Half-Life Model Viewer is a brand new tool based on HLMV 1.25 and Jed's Model Viewer 1.36 that provides an entirely rebuilt model viewer.
Maya Export Tools by Prall
Export tools for Maya to Source
A GoldSource and Source multitool (formerly known as vmmt) with the following features
QC Mann
helps automate the creation of QC files
3D modeling package with inbuilt support for Valves Engines
Sven Coop StudioMdl
modernized studiomdl.exe
This is a model viewer for Quake 1. Once a paid program, it became freeware in 2006.
WallWorm Tools
Wallworm Tools for exporting and importing for 3dsmax
Source Model Finder
This program helps find models for Source mappers.
Half-Life Model Validator
C++ code to help those interested in learning how to export a valid Half-Life mesh

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