Well, title says it all. I’ve recently started mapping with Hammer again, and I’m totally and completely sick of being restricted to the default props/buildings/etc. I’d really like to start making my own props to customize and outfit the maps I make in Hammer.
My question is, where do I start? I’ve lurked around the models/skins thread for a good period of time looking for advice, but you guys lack a good tutorial/sticky thread like the guys in the mapping section have. Should I start with Google’s SketchUp program? Are there any good Source Engine modelling sources that I can refer to? Any threads that I may have missed? Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I’m unable to continue my mapping projects without custom props to spice them up.