How To Make A Custom Team Fortress 2 Taunt

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This step by step tutorial will teach you how to make your own taunt animations in Blender as well as compiling them for Team Fortress 2.

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 Useful links (click on the text): [Blender](http://www.blender.org/ "Blender") [Blender Source Tools](http://steamreview.org/BlenderSourceTools/ "Blender Source Tools") [CrowbarTool](http://steamcommunity.com/groups/CrowbarTool "Crowbar") [Notepad++](http://notepad-plus-plus.org/ "Notepad++") [GCFScape](http://nemesis.thewavelength.net/index.php?p=26 "GCFScape") Check out the Heavy Flip Taunt that I made last year. [Taunt Page](http://www.gamebanana.com/tf2/skins/112181 "Heavy Flip Taunt Page") Thanks for reading

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  • 2y
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    Posted by TheSupremePatriot

    That last taunt with demoman, kaboom where his head is there. Did you release that mod?

    Absolutely. You can download the taunt and the Blender files from this link:

    http://tf2.gamebanana.com/skins/137897

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    That Bloke with the Red Beard
  • 2y
    That last taunt with demoman, kaboom where his head is there. Did you release that mod?

    Owl Head
  • 3y
    ERROR: Missing file.

    That's all it said when I tried to compile.

    Anyway, I was wondering if there's any way to change what character said or not?
    Good Guy with delicious choco-
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    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?
    Bananite
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    > **Posted by lukasek01**
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    > I get an error with crowbar, do you know the problem...
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    > Error opening c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\sourcesdk_content\tf\modelsrc\player\spy\scripts\../../TF_animation_rules/ruleshier­archy.qci
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    > Compiling...
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    > 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?
    That Bloke with the Red Beard
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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?
    Wizard
  • 3y
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    > **Posted by Gamer1207**
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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?
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    > > > > > 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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    > > > > 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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    > > > But, I have it. I think you need SourceSDK 2013 for it to appear.
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    > > Oh I HATE to need to do excessive programming. Git? No fucking thanks.
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    > > Dream = Busted.
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    > 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**
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    > > **Posted by Gamer1207**
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    > > > > > **Posted by ExDe707**
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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?
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    > > > > 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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    > > > 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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    > > But, I have it. I think you need SourceSDK 2013 for it to appear.
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    > Oh I HATE to need to do excessive programming. Git? No fucking thanks.
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    > 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.
    Particle Recolorer Ph.D
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    > **Posted by Gamer1207**
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    > > **Posted by ExDe707**
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    > > > **Posted by Gamer1207**
    > > >
    > > > > **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?
    > > >
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    > > > 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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    > 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.
    Tf2 on crackbones
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    > **Posted by ExDe707**
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    > > **Posted by Gamer1207**
    > >
    > > > **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?
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    > > 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.
    Particle Recolorer Ph.D

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