Half-Life Model Viewer

Half-Life Model Viewer 1.35

Free
The Half-Life Model Viewer is a nice tool to view and analyze HL 3D models
4.1  (19 votes)
1.35 (See all)

The Half-Life Model Viewer is a small and compact tool designed to view models with the Half-Life engine format .mdl. It is pretty straightforward. You select the model you want to view and open the file. Once the model is open, you can see it in the main window, just as it will appear inside the game. You also have the option to see it without texture, or even just as a wire-frame. There are also some other options for hit boxes and attachments. You can also see the model's animation sequences, by selecting them from a drop-down box. This allows you to see, if the model is going to work correctly in game. It supports models with multiple textures as well as multiple model attachments. You can even change the textures of a model in this program. It is a lot of power for a file size that small. It is not without issues; the new texture format used by the HL engine is not supported in this version. That hinders the preference of many HL mod developers. Still, it is a tool that does its job just right.

Ismael Mireles
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Review summary

Pros

  • Good, simple and compact

Cons

  • Does not support some newer texture versions
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