Maya and Hl2

Hey guys, I’ve been trying to get hl2 characters into maya for our machinima movies. This tutorial:
tells you how to do it step by step, but every time I get to importing the model,(after the 10 minutes of loading, which supposedly is normal. :huh:) I get no dialog box asking how I want to orient the model and everything runs reallllly slow. Also, when I try to get the material view the whole program gives me a fatal error and crashes… :-/

I don’t know if anyone can read the tutorial and make sense of my problem, but I would appreciate it greatly if someone could. :slight_smile: thanks.