StudioMDL common Errors

WARNING: Model has 2-dimensional geometry (less than 0.500 inches thick on any axis)!!!

This error happens because the physics model have some hard edge normal applied, tri to soften the vertex normals with Normal > soften edge.
save the scene again, and recompile your model, studioMdl should not display that error again. If the message appears again try to apply a freeze transform on the normal of the colision model.

Error opening g:\steam\steamapps\SourceMods\modname\models/props_furniture/cube.mdl! (Check for write enable)

Check the destination directory of the MDL file, or the StudioMDL will not be able to write the files.

In that example the directory props_furniture do not exists on the disk, create the folder and recompile the model should fix the problem.


Without an error code, try compiling with HLMV running.
Source : VDC

SteamStartup() failed: SteamStartup(0xf,0x0018FB3C) failed with error 108: The local Steam Service is not running

How to fix : Launch Steam if you want to export the texture and /or compile the MDL.

MountAppFilesystem() failed; SteamMountAppFilesystem () failed with error4: Bad launch configuration

The path set in the maya.env as VPROJECT , do not contains any Gameinfo.txt file.