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As of 2 days ago on Oct 16/2011 Valve Co. Updated The steam client and the Tf2 interface to display a new option called Workshop.

There has been a lot of debate on how to get your contributions into Tf2 and such. The Workshop feature now offers you a set of tools to create and preview your contributions to the TF2 world.
Be it a simple hat or a reskin of one of the weapons to designing a whole new weapon!

Lately I have been experimenting with the SourceSDK that you are required to download through the Steam client. SourceSDK is as you assume a package that allows you to make your own stuff for TF2. It even includes a map creation program aptly named Hammer.exe

SourceSDK comes with these special tools to help you get started in making content for TF2 and Half-Life2

Hammer : The map editor used to make the expansive Tf2/HL2 maps

Model Viewer: is as the name implies. It can open and read the .vmf file format used by Valve for their work or it can open a specially made file format .jpg now before you say thats just the regular image format. wait till you open one of the readily available files that have that extension. you will be surprised.

Face Poser: This tool allows you to view the facial animations used in TF2 & HL2 character models that you come across in both games.

Itemtest: This program is what will let you take your .obj file with a texture and compile it into a SourceSDK file that can be imported into the game to allow you to test it out in a specially made Itemtest server in TF2.

It does require that your model have a Unwrapped UV with texture. Also make sure that you texture the model while it is still low res. you will require a high res model about 6,500 poly or less preferably according to the official website thats for weapons however. Hats are strictly 1,000 poly.

So far i am learning as i go but it seems to be very simple! And fun!


We are still looking for people to join our productions team. Currently 3DSteamworks is actually employed by a company in australia named Outscribe. Its occupation is a transcription service to all that wish it for a price of course. I personally have made $75 on their logo design and they now have me in contract for their interface and have paid me $50 with another $50 on the way soon when the work is done.

As you can see our group is starting to get really noticed! soo note me what you can do and what position you would like. they are all open!
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We are a group that encourages the use of all media through a artists independent preference. Be it 3D or a drawing it shall be welcome here and shall receive good fair critique to help the artist grow and improve.

Render challenges shall be posted often and shall test the artists mind and talent in a attempt to better him/her self in a safe positive environment.
Founded 12 Years ago
Oct 23, 2009

North America

Group Focus
Art Creation

Media Type
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336 Members
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Living room in white by bizkitfan
Dacia Logos Concept 9 by cipriany
Mr. Bean Cartoon on 3dsMax by IceGirl84
Paperhead by veprikov
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Waterdrop II by SleepJumper
Atlantis is calling by eRiQ
Hanging Around by Furumaru
3DS Max Featured
Random Insanity by rism
new pipe organ console by SilverWyvern360
3ds Max Glass Tutorial by Icetigris
3DS Max Lighting Exercise 1 by ThrillGD
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Waterdrop II by SleepJumper
3D 'Old Town' by Raven-Of-Death
Maya Featured
1940s Cadillac by rism
Chrome Cubes by rism
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Something's Missing by St4rGaz0r
The shadow in the ice by davidbrinnen
Trinity MKII by davidbrinnen
Luminous Dice by Lokai2000
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Zexidous Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2019
I want to apologize for this group.
I'm the only one that I know who visits from time to time and tries to handle the group stuff.
But the other members are needed to accept any new submissions, and so nothing really goes through.
I also don't get on dA that much. Sorry for that. I'll do what I can to make the group a bit more active.
3Dfantasyworld Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi all
suckervajs Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx for accepting my art
suckervajs Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is there a WIP  folder?
mysteriouskey Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I request permission to advertise my group here. If decline my permission, I understand
Zexidous Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Going out for a few weeks, so won't be around, but hope you all have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Tygahman Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you 4 accepting my works :).
Lilly-Anne-Artworks Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello Beautiful Deviants :hug:
WATCH ME if you like my gallery

and you will get in return:
1 :+devwatch:, 3 :+fav:, 3 comments, 1 llama and 3 days feature in my journal (for your name and one of your works i like most)

:bulletred: Feel free to :+fav: my works and comment if you please :dance::hug:
ArteDoctor Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I'm an Associate Professor of Art Education at Indiana University, Bloomington. My research over the past 7 years has involved explorations of art learning in online (fan) communities. I'm currently conducting a nation-wide survey of the art knowledge, learning and sharing experiences of adolescents and young adults in traditional school and online settings. The study is supported by the National Art Education Association Foundation (NAEA / NAEF) and provides human subject protection through Indiana University IRB. Responses to the survey are confidential.

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Xilfe Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Thank you for accepting the request :D
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