How To Make A Custom Team Fortress 2 Taunt

This step by step tutorial will teach you how to make your own taunt animations in Blender as well as compiling them for Team Fortress 2.

Here's the script that used when your compiling the animation. You can use this one if you wish, but don't forget to change the (Character) and (Animation) parts.

// defining the upaxis is needed for maya exports $upaxis Z

$modelname player/(Character)_animations.mdl

$includemodel player/(Character)_animations2.mdl

$definevariable infoNode "(Character)Info" $include "(Character)_definebones.qci"

// include the file that sets up the ikchains $include "../../TF_animation_rules/ruleshierarchy.qci" $include "../../TF_animation_rules/TF_macros_list.qci"

$pushd "../animations"

$sequence (Animation) "(Animation)" snap fps 30

Useful links:

Blender Download Page: http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/</a> Blender SMD and DMX addons: http://code.google.com/p/blender-smd/</a> GUIStudioMDL and instructions: http://www.wunderboy.org/apps/guistudiomdl2.php</a>

GCFScape: http://nemesis.thewavelength.net/index.php?p=26</a>

Notepad++: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v6.1.1.html</a>

Check out the Heavy Flip Taunt that I made last year. Taunt Page

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  • Gamer1207
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    Posted by ExDe707

    Posted by Gamer1207

    Posted by ExDe707

    Sorry for bumping this, but I would like to make my own equalizer taunt. The file is nowhere to be found, yet I've seen others even editing the Schadenfreude. Where are all the animation files located if I may know?

    SourceSDK Content in the .vpk file, at C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\SourceSDK\vpks the vpk is called depot_211_dir.vpk. Download GCFScape to open it.

    The VPK doesn't exist, and I have 2 SourceSDK folders, one is SourceSDK Base and the other one's SourceSDK Base 2007.

    But, I have it. I think you need SourceSDK 2013 for it to appear.

    Particle Recolorer Ph.D
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    Posted by Gamer1207

    Posted by ExDe707

    Sorry for bumping this, but I would like to make my own equalizer taunt. The file is nowhere to be found, yet I've seen others even editing the Schadenfreude. Where are all the animation files located if I may know?

    SourceSDK Content in the .vpk file, at C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\SourceSDK\vpks the vpk is called depot_211_dir.vpk. Download GCFScape to open it.

    The VPK doesn't exist, and I have 2 SourceSDK folders, one is SourceSDK Base and the other one's SourceSDK Base 2007.

    Tf2 on crackbones
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    Posted by ExDe707

    Sorry for bumping this, but I would like to make my own equalizer taunt. The file is nowhere to be found, yet I've seen others even editing the Schadenfreude. Where are all the animation files located if I may know?

    SourceSDK Content in the .vpk file, at C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\SourceSDK\vpks the vpk is called depot_211_dir.vpk. Download GCFScape to open it.

    Particle Recolorer Ph.D
  • Anonymous
    3 months ago:

    Posted by ExDe707 Sorry for bumping this, but I would like to make my own equalizer taunt. The file is nowhere to be found, yet I've seen others even editing the Schadenfreude. Where are all the animation files located if I may know?

    That's something that I'll need to find out before I make an updated version of this tutorial.

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    Sorry for bumping this, but I would like to make my own equalizer taunt. The file is nowhere to be found, yet I've seen others even editing the Schadenfreude. Where are all the animation files located if I may know?

    Tf2 on crackbones
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    I Need your copy of Blender.

    My Copy was SELF AWARE!

    Bananite
  • Anonymous
    2 years ago:

    how do i u turn it into a Mdl file?

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    Posted by Anonymous in GuiStudioMDL do i need Ep1 or orangebox for this to work

    7:17 There's your answer. You only need Team Fortress 2 for this to work.

    That Bloke With The Red Beard
  • Anonymous
    2 years ago:

    in GuiStudioMDL do i need Ep1 or orangebox for this to work

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    Posted by Your_Breakfast For the part where you import to Source Engine to get the stuff, the Source Engine doesn't show on mine. What should I do?

    Did you install the addon and save it as a default setting?

    That Bloke With The Red Beard

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