Now I have been working on trying to do this for a while and I know it can be done as the .mdl files I obtained from a website CAME with animations and they were custom model files not from any source games (these are dinosaurs)
Now I have been searching this for quite a while and I dont see a way to import the .mdl files into Blender, rework the animations, and place them back into .mdl format; and so I was wondering has ANYONE had any successes with animating a .mdl file.
I would prefer help pertaining to blender from somebody knowledgeable about the subject and not some random yahoo going "erm, try doing file>import then select .mdl file u's want and do de animations" because that isnt valid and I have tried importing the .mdl file however it isnt a valid extension. Can anybody possibly point me to a blender addon that allows the opening of .mdl files?
BTW I am monitoring this thread for replies and I find this a serious request and I am looking for serious answers, google has been no help and the Valve Dev Wiki isn't helpful when it comes to blender and .mdl files.