Figuring out which materials go to a model.

If possible, how would I figure out what materials went on a certain model?

Open the file in hlmv. Near the bottom, open the “model” tab. Look at the “VMTs Loaded” box. If the materials loaded correctly, there they are.

How do I open models that aren’t in the standard game in the hlmv?

The fastest way is with mdltexture.

Lists the model paths the mdl uses. I use that tool, install it and open a mdl with it then go on help->console and it lists all the materials in the model and the material paths it’s looking in.

Alternatively you can open the model in a Hex Editor and the material path(s) is at the bottom and the materials are listed above.