Model and Studiomdl Errors

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Illegal Characters in Path

Posted on May 28, 2015 | Last Updated May 28, 2015

Solving some problems with special characters and illegal characters in filename paths.

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My Model Scale is Wrong

All you need to know about getting your model scale correct.
Posted on Jul 20, 2013 | Last Updated Dec 3, 2016

Many new 3ds Max users have problems with the scale of their exported models not matching the scale in the Max UI. Here are some tips on solving that.

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Studiomdl.exe and Vtex.exe - Unable to find gameinfo.txt

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 | Last Updated Feb 13, 2012

This error usually indicates Steam did an update or you are working with a mod that doesn't use the Steam VProject setting. Read the fix here.

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Studiomdle.exe - vstdlib.dll is missing

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 | Last Updated Feb 13, 2012

This is a common error that you'll get after a Steam update. The simple fix is to restart Steam and Source SDK.

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Studiomdl.exe - Model has 2-dimensional geometry

Relates also to: Error with convex elements of Mesh
Posted on Feb 13, 2012 | Last Updated Feb 13, 2012

This error is usually caused by models having a $concave flag that do not have proper collision hulls.

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Studiomdl.exe - SteamStartup() failed

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 | Last Updated Feb 13, 2012

You'll get this studiomdl error if you try to compile a model and Steam isn't running.

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Studiomdl.exe - Check for write enable

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 | Last Updated Feb 13, 2012

This error occurs when the path for the output model does not exist. This is an error that happens at the compile stage and will happen if you are compiling straight from WWMT or by compiling manually from the batch file.

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