How To Make A Custom Team Fortress 2 Taunt

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

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Blender

Blender Source Tools

CrowbarTool

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GCFScape

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

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    19 days ago:

    Does this also work for the arm animations? The ones you see in first person perspective? Lets say I want to create a new pyro axe swinging animation, could I do it with this method? What would I need to change?

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    Posted by lukasek01

    I get an error with crowbar, do you know the problem...

    Error opening c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\sourcesdk_content\tf\modelsrc\player\spy\scripts../../TF_animation_rules/ruleshier­archy.qci

    Compiling...

    I can see that it is trying to open a file that dosenot exits... but why did it work for you?

    I'm wondering if it's because the Source SDK content was installed in a different folder and Crowbar is trying to look for it under your username instead of the common folder.

    Does ruleshier­archy.qci even exist in the TF_animation_rules folder?

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    I get an error with crowbar, do you know the problem...

    Error opening c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\sourcesdk_content\tf\modelsrc\player\spy\scripts../../TF_animation_rules/ruleshier­archy.qci

    Compiling...

    I can see that it is trying to open a file that dosenot exits... but why did it work for you?

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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.

    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.

    Oh I HATE to need to do excessive programming. Git? No fucking thanks.

    Dream = Busted.

    No, I mean SourceSDK 2013 Multiplayer and Singleplayer in the tools section of the steam library. I don't mean the actual SDK.

    That didn't solve it.

    It was in SteamApps(user)\sourcesdk\vpks all the time. Thanks for wasting my computer space.

    EDIT: It does NOT contain any of the new taunt files. Only the stock ones.

    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.

    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.

    Oh I HATE to need to do excessive programming. Git? No fucking thanks.

    Dream = Busted.

    No, I mean SourceSDK 2013 Multiplayer and Singleplayer in the tools section of the steam library. I don't mean the actual SDK.

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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?

    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.

    Oh I HATE to need to do excessive programming. Git? No fucking thanks.

    Dream = Busted.

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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?

    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.

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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?

    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.

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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?

    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.

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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?

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

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