No pupils on my recompiled Alyx...

Hi everyone, i posted here yesterday asking for help on editing an Alyx model on 3ds max, you guys helped, and i’ve since exported the smd file. I took the smd file and qc file, and recompiled them in GUIStudio MDL2.2, there were no errors. However, in Gmod and in-game, Alyx has no pupils just white.

Can someone help with the issue here? I checked my qc file and it says to use the pupil textures, see below:

// Model uses material “pupil_r.vmt”
// Model uses material “pupil_l.vmt”

HOWEVER, in my compiled MDL file there are no references to the pupil files, is this the issue? Thanks everyone.