In this thread I will provide tutorials and help members learn how to rip 3D Models from videogames. There are 2 popular Ripping programs available on the internet for free in in short they both work in similar ways. By no means is this easy to do. Most of the time when you rip a model from a video game you end up with everything on the screen when you hit the printscreen button on your keyboard, once you extract the 3D model from the game you can open the converted file with a 3D Modelling program to delete the items you don't want to get the 3D character you want. First in this I will provide the programs to rip a 3D model with.
3D Ripper DX - http://www.deep-shadows.com/hax/3DRipperDX.htm
This program works with Direct X 8 and works extremely well with Emulators like Dolphin which is a emulator for Wii and Gamecube games. There are also Emulators for the first XBOX which this program also works with as long as you have Direct X 8 you can use this program it will not work with newer versions of Direct X
3D VIA Printscreen - http://www.3dvia.com/products/3dvia-printscreen/
This program works the same way as 3D Ripper DX except for that it does'nt matter what version of Direct X you use. I am still learning with this program so I will teach here as I learn myself.
A Video On How To Rip Models -
Aside from ripping models I also convert files. There are two places to get 3D Models from that have already been extracted from a game. One site is Facepunch and the other is S-Low. There is also FPSBanana you can get models from.
www.facepunch.com - Go to the 3D Release Section to find models. In order to download some of the files here you may need Garrys Mod and Steam.
www.S-Low.info - There are several files here you can download for free just look at the files and download what you want.
Now when you get a file from either place, you will need the Crafty Object Viewer. http://nemesis.thewavelength.net/index.php?c=173 this program will open the *.mdl file that after you extract the files from a folder it will open the MDL file and you can export it as a OBJ file. I have always used Milkshape to open the OBJ file with after I convert it but a lot of the files you will download have a SMD lock which you may need to open the OBJ with 3DS MAX to break up the sections of the model under the Groups tab of either program.
Any questions or comments please direct them here do not PM or E-Mail me with questions, you won't get an answer that way. Also do not request a file here.