What program should I use to decompile models?

Hey there, community.

Recently I have decided that I want to learn how to animate, I have the tools to animate, but I don’t know what to use to decompile. I got MDLDecompiler by CannonFodder, but it doesn’t seem to work. I tried downloading a custom vstdlib.dll file and putting it into the sourcesdk/bin/ep1/bin/ folder, but it still doesn’t work. So, community, will you help me out and tell me what is wrong/what other alternatives can I consider?

Thanks in advance.

You need the mdldecompiler to decompile models. You also need to re download the dlls by refreshing the SDK cache. Also in sourcesdk_content, there are some pre-decompiled models for you.

Thanks. Now, what plugin should I use if I want to import the .smd file into 3DS Max 2012? Or there are none available for the 2012 version yet?

There is none yet, but here’s a blog post: http://www.wunderboy.org/blog/287 . EDIT: Never mind, I found a 3Ds max 2012 plugin. http://www.chaosincarnate.net/cannonfodder/cftools.htm

Wow! Thanks a lot for that!

Your welcome. If there is any problem, let me know.