MESA is written in MEL scripts, but is also a sort of working directory that include the icons and the mel scripts.
The Mesa scripts do not have to be copied into
%USERPROFILE%/maya/, the path where maya will check for the scripts, is configured directly into the environment variables of Windows.
MESA come with some Predefined projects directories for 20 valve software games titles . All this projects directories are use to store your source files, before the files are converted into the readable format for the Source Engine. this project directory set into the Environments variables with this name :
The location on your hard drive of the converted files is the
GAME_PROJECT, and is also a environment variable.
- open maya
- set project workspace
- Open the smd option window, and some data will be store into the scene.( see smdInfo node into the Outliner)
- save scene in Scene directory.
Note : This is the common task when you create a news scene.
Note : the QC script and the SMD files will be exported to modelsrc folder.
The path in Scenes must reflects the one in
modelsrc directory :
Models and Animations