MESA 2.0 is a suite of MEL Scripts to export and import 3d models for the Valve Source Engine with Autodesk Maya. This is the short name for Maya Exporter for Source Assets.

The objective of MESA, is to make the full asset creation process within Maya software interface.
MESA can export static, physics, breakable, dynamic and ragdoll models, and supported bodygroups , It become easy to use maya  to export to the source engine  the  NPCs (Monsters and Humanoid), Vehicles, Weapons and Items for your game.

MESA is written in MEL scripts. Actually all the scripts are originally designed for maya 4.5 by Valve software. MESA is  a revamp and an improved version of the old Valve exporter.

MESA includes modification that was applied by Prall in his exporter version.

MESA is compatible with all recent versions of Maya ( 2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017  with x86 and x64 bits )

The new MESA Shelf :


  • Maya Workspace
  • SMD Import
  • SMD Export
  • SMD Animations
  • Lod
  • Physic Mesh
  • VTA export (blend shapes)
  • Ref break
  • Phys_break
  • BodyGroups
  • QC export
  • VMT export
  • VTF Export
  • MDL Compilation


Documentation :

MESA fundamentals


Games Branches List




  • AlienSwarm
  • Counter-Strike Global Offensive
  • Counter-Strike Source
  • Day Of Defeat Source
  • Dota 2
  • Garry’s Mod
  • Half-Life 2
  • Half-Life 2 Deathmatch
  • Left 4 dead
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Portal 2
  • Source Film Maker
  • Source 2006 Ep1
  • Source 2006 OrangeBox
  • Source 2007 Episodic/mp
  • Source 2007 Episodic/mp ( steampipe beta )
  • Source 2009
  • Source 2013 Singleplayer
  • Source 2013 Multiplayer
  • Team Fortress 2


Download MESA for MAYA


Download MESA


Release Date MESA Version Download Link
04 nov 2015 MESA v2.1 Download on Gumroad
15 oct 2013 MESA V 2.01 Download
23 Apr 2013 MESA V 1.1 Download
17 Feb 2013 MESA V 1.01 beta Download


Screenshots :


About Panel, you can access to the important page.
Some more will come next weeks.


The new export option layout


Some new improvement with the Path Tab.


Qc setup new layout, new update will come the next months.


QC Edit Layout with the qc commands reference.
The help is not complete and an update will sooner arrive this next week…


New Animation layout with Quick help for beginners.
Each Tabs gets a dedicated Quick Help.


The guide is a new panel that provide immediately useful informations about specific type of assets; it takes the shape a guide. An update will comes next weeks…