Are there any good modelling programs?

I’m trying to headhack using Taggart’s tutorial, but I do not own 3DMax and there are no(as far as I know)cracked downloads that don’t involve keygens(I’m not really a fan of keygens). I have tried to use milkshape and a couple of other programs,but can never find the plugins or anything for the headhacking to work. Are there any good programs with the right plugins? (If I’m correct I can’t ask for cracked software)

3DSMaxTrial, Get.

Apply for Student License == Free.

I thought the Student license only gets you a discount. That said, what if he isn’t a student?

I think you can use Blender for modelling source-models…

Yeah, Blender is one of the best free options there are out there. http://blender.org/

Use Blender and make sure to check out:
http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1051217

Honestly, I’ve always found Milkshape to be the most effective for me. Blender is great if you’re going to get VERY detailed, but Milkshape does it for me. They’ve got a HL2 model compiler built in making it quicker for me.

Who said you have to tell the truth? I’d recommend Blender because I think it’s more user-friendly.

I can confirm the free license, I use it for compiling airplanes for FSX. My modeling goes down in Solidworks. It’s hardily optimal though, as you’ll have to go through and cut face counts later