3Ds MAX users i need help

how do i open Half life 2 models in 3Ds MAX?

they are like .phy files

they have a 3ds logo on them but when i open 3d it says file open failed

search a .mdl or .smd plugin import for your version of 3ds max

As well as an .Smd importer, you will also need an .mdl decompiler.

Try CannonFodder’s, it works for me. This will convert the model to SMD which you can then import into 3DSMax using the plugin.

Decompile the model, then import the SMD files into Max. I have resources and info here (decompiling is at the bottom of page):