Reskin the ERROR model?

This is gonna sound weird, but I want to reskin the error model in Gmod, and I found out that it doesn’t have any materials. How would I do this?

Oh here

Temporary entertainment.

That’s… not what he asked. AT ALL.

@OP: I’m pretty sure it does use a material. Give me a minute to check.

Not exactly what I’m after. XP

@gman003-main: Thanks

OK, it’s rather complicated, but it loads “materials/models/error/new light1.vmt”, which uses a $basetexture of “materials/models/Weapons/V_slam/new light1.vtf”.

If you just want to change the texture, you can just overwrite that texture file. However, I think that’s also used by the SLAM weapon v_model, so you may want to change the .vmt to point to a different spot, and then put your texture there.

Okay, but since these are in GCF’s, where am I going to create the new file?

My model files are in S:\Steam\steamapps#\garrysmod\garrysmod\addons\SWEP\models\error\

I tried putting my materials in S:\Steam\steamapps#\garrysmod\garrysmod\addons\SWEP\materials\models\error\

The base files are in S:\Steam\steamapps#\garrysmod\garrysmod\addons\SWEP\materials\models\error\reference

Wait, model files? You’ve set up a model replacement?

No, I used the MDL files from the GCF, I’m trying to reskin them to have a black and purple texture instead of the glowing red one for a Gmod model.

The model should be at: S:\Steam\steamapps#\garrysmod\garrysmod\addons\SW EP\models\error.mdl

The .vmt should be at S:\Steam\steamapps#\garrysmod\garrysmod\addons\SW EP\materials\models\error
ew light1.vmt

The .vtf should be at S:\Steam\steamapps#\garrysmod\garrysmod\addons\SW EP\materials\models\weapons\v_slam
ew light1.vtf

I forgot to mention that I changed new light1.vmt to this:

// Original shader: VertexLitSelfIlluminatedTexture
“$basetexture” “models/error/reference/new light1”
“$selfillum” 1
“resultVar” “$selfIllumTint”
“sinemin” 0.10
“sinemax” 1.00
“sineperiod” 0.50

(I only changed the $basetexture.)

Well, then the texture would be S:\Steam\steamapps#\garrysmod\garrysmod\addons\SW EP\Materials\models\error\reference
ew light1.vtf

That’s where it is and it isn’t working. There is a VMT in the same folder, just in case that affects it. The VMT’s base texture points to the vtf.


Are you sure that new light1 is the right texture?

I’m sure it is on mine. If you want to double-check that our models are both trying to load the same material, open it up in HLMV, and look under the Model tab, at the “VMTs Loaded”. There’s a small chance that we have slightly different versions of the model, that look in different places for the texture.

I checked, and I guess it is new light1. I don’t know why it wouldn’t be working.

Just hex it so its looking in a non-existant folder for the materials then it will be pink and black.

Not very familiar with hexing, which part do I edit?
(And I noticed that file’s name is Arror.mdl

You go to the bottom of the MDL file in the hex editor and change the folder name of error to arror, thats what I did.

I hexed it to arror so it didn’t replace the original error model. ^^

That’s what i figured… and what I tried. I really don’t know why, but nothing is working. O_O

You do realize that HLMV doesn’t read from the addons folder, right?

Yeah of course. I’m viewing these from my model in Gmod.