A new PortalGun model?

Hey guys, recently I’ve been thinking of swapping out the Pedestal/portalgun models that we currently have ingame, one of which I created using Techne in JUNE 2011. (Yeah it’s pretty old)

Here’s a picture of it:


So… I was wondering,

How’d you like to make a PortalGun model?

That’s right guys. While I’m busy with the rewrite, at the same time I would like to change the portalgun model with something perhaps better looking and a bit more detailed.

You guys now have the chance of creating a model for the mod! You will of course, get creds if selected.

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. You need to get Techne. (sorry mac/linux users!)
  2. You need to make a model and texture of the pedestal [Example here and here] and with the portalgun attached (like the picture above). Make sure to read the model guidelines too!
  3. You need to upload a screenshot of the model or upload it to Techne Online, upload the tcn save file from Techne somewhere readily accessible.
  4. Post a link to the screenshot/Techne Online as well as the download to the TCN file in the comments of this post.
  5. Hope your model gets selected!
  6. (Optional) If you’d like to continue adding details to your model/make another new one you can do so and post another comment. I will be selecting the one I find best!

Please note that once you submit the model you’ll be agreeing to allow me to make changes to the model as I see fit before it is put into the mod, as well as allowing the public to view/use it.

There is no deadline for this yet, but doesn’t mean you can dilly dally, if you want a shot at it, please submit it before I DO set a deadline!


Model Guidelines:

  • The model HAS to be of the Pedestal with a portalgun on top. The portalgun model is derived from this model. You can use the old model and the screenshot links above as a guideline.
  • The model can be of ANY size, the larger it is, the more detailed you can make it both modelwise and texturewise. Please try to make it larger than the old model though, because that itself was undersized.
  • Please maintain the height/width ratio for the model! I can’t shoot a portal from a portalgun that’s waaay too high or waaay too low.
  • Model Shapes which are NOT PART OF THE BASE have to have their position at 0, 6, 0, so use the offset to move them! (Technically the 6 [second value] can be any value, but i’m just placing one to simplify matters)


So, that’s basically it for now, hope to see some awesome submissions in the near future!

I’ve already gotten a potential candidate! (Thanks again mr_hazard|d95, you truly are an awesome person 😀 )

– iChun

UPDATE: Deadline is finally set, 1st Dec, 12 am EST.


  1. Lucas November 17, 2012 11:57 am  Reply

    Hi! I\’m Lucas. I\’m from Brazil. I did my model and was not very good … I will send you soon.

    • tom November 17, 2012 11:31 pm  Reply

      AGREED. i wanted it to have those spikes on the actual model. just move the line so that it lines up with the dot and make it thinner and its an epic model!!!

    • tom November 17, 2012 11:32 pm  Reply

      btw you posted a few hours into the future for me cuz right now its half past 3 in the afternoon!

      • Brittdog100 November 19, 2012 5:50 am  Reply

        Amazing! I personally like this model.

      • deFENCE_ November 24, 2012 6:15 pm  Reply

        My favourite looks EPICCCCCC!

    • Joseph Wing November 23, 2012 6:07 am  Reply

      Im sorry if I missed something that could tell me how to change portalgun models, but I really like your model and I\’d like to change the default model to yours. How do I do it?

      • L5_ November 23, 2012 12:36 pm  Reply

        iChun is in the process of re-writing portalgun for the third(?) time, and is asking for new model suggestions. The new model will be included in the next release.

        They can’t be added in to the current release, but hopefully the update will come soon.

  2. zane Farr November 17, 2012 6:50 pm  Reply

    i really want to do this cuz im super creative but i dont know how to use the program to make it 🙁

  3. zane farr November 17, 2012 6:54 pm  Reply


  4. Korvsmet November 17, 2012 9:27 pm  Reply


  5. Korvsmet November 17, 2012 9:29 pm  Reply

    Oh and I didn’t see this page a minute ago. dafuq? l5 made this today? THIS PAGE IS MAdE TODAY!!!

    • namAehT November 17, 2012 10:20 pm  Reply

      well, since iChun lives in asia area, this was posted on the 16th for most of the world. so he basically posted this in the future

  6. Korvsmet November 18, 2012 2:20 am  Reply

    and I think I posted this before you?

  7. Korvsmet November 18, 2012 2:21 am  Reply

    or irght now it is 19:20 pm:)

  8. _R2D2_ November 18, 2012 7:43 pm  Reply

    I love the potential candidate!
    It just looks freaking awesome!

  9. AnimatorBlake November 19, 2012 12:39 pm  Reply

    Wow, kudos on the cool model, L5_. I just told someone that I hoped no pro modelers saw it, so that I would not get outdone, haha. I guess I will have to shrink the GI scale and add more detail.

    • L5_ November 20, 2012 9:33 am  Reply

      Lol, thank you!
      Can’t wait to see yours!

  10. mr.hazard|d95|damien November 20, 2012 5:40 am  Reply

    my updated model will come soon 😀 i added some details and upgraded some stuff

  11. ZippeyKeys12 November 20, 2012 6:36 am  Reply

    Nice! Pick L5\’s Model. By the way for Mac/Linux users like myself, you can do this by running windows in VMFusion(49.99) or VirtualBox(Free). Enjoy!

  12. AnimatorBlake November 20, 2012 8:50 am  Reply

    I am having texture problems, I’ll post ASAP.

    • L5_ November 20, 2012 9:19 am  Reply

      texturing’s probably the hardest bit

  13. milk199 November 20, 2012 12:51 pm  Reply

    first off, i feel like the portal should have its own model as well, and secondly, I think you should have azanor make your mod pretty, he knows his shit

  14. mr.hazard|d95|damien November 20, 2012 3:46 pm  Reply

    azanor is busy with tc3 and the portals dont need 3d models since they are 2d ingame(in portal and portal 2)

    heres my updated APG http://i.imgur.com/oGNcD.png still W.I.P

    • deFENCE_ November 24, 2012 6:18 pm  Reply

      Epic too.

  15. Tercon November 20, 2012 5:46 pm  Reply

    Any one know how to put the new model into the mod

  16. TheMiniMan1 November 21, 2012 11:22 pm  Reply

    I’m making a model but the texturemap it generates for the model doesn’t make sense, as one pixel on the texture map is placed in several different places on the actual model. If I could figure that out or if someone could provide some advice I’d make an epic portal gun.

  17. TheMiniMan1 November 22, 2012 12:35 am  Reply

    Never mind about the texture thing, figured it out, so far I have the base done:

    Now, for the Portal Gun…

  18. Slipstream November 23, 2012 7:45 am  Reply

    Think I\’ll give this a try

    • tomatopipps December 8, 2012 12:37 am  Reply

      this is the best one of them all.

  19. supra107 November 23, 2012 6:34 pm  Reply

    Can we haz a model of potential candidate for testing?

    • Lifetime55 November 25, 2012 4:33 pm  Reply

      for a first try ever i am super impressed with your modle its very nice! But i dont want to bring you hopes down but i think L5’s modle will win

      • RAW December 1, 2012 9:41 am  Reply

        Thanks. No offense taken. In all honesty I think his will win too. I just felt like I had to try :]

  20. DennisLol110998 November 23, 2012 11:19 pm  Reply

    My entry is split up in 3 files: the pedestal, the blue portal gun and the orange portal gun. I did this to prevent confusing myself, since this is my first time working with Techne.


    Blue Portal Gun:

    Orange Portal Gun:



    (Like I said before, the model of the portal gun and the pedestal are not in one file!)

  21. Ratonhnhake\':ton115 November 24, 2012 2:01 pm  Reply

    Just a question, how do you install the models in the mod? Because i want to try out L5_\’s model.

  22. _R2D2_ November 24, 2012 3:30 pm  Reply

    I think you can’t install the models. iChun has to compile the model into the mod ‘n stuff.

  23. tcooling November 28, 2012 4:12 am  Reply

    I\’m making a model. It\’s my first time using Techne, but I think I have a good model:

    Tell me what you think. 🙂

  24. OmgSkins November 28, 2012 8:55 am  Reply

    This one is the best cause of the model and the skin! nice job!

  25. Mistery Man November 30, 2012 9:40 pm  Reply

    how do i change the model?

    pls help

  26. iChun December 1, 2012 1:00 pm  Reply

    Entries are now closed. Thanks for participating guys! Seen some good entries, will let you know how it goes in the future.

    • tomatopipps December 8, 2012 12:40 am  Reply

      go with L5_’s one. it’s obviously the best.

    • tomatopipps December 8, 2012 12:43 am  Reply

      or maybe this one.

    • Cliche December 2, 2012 11:51 pm  Reply

      Wow, this one is awesome!

  27. _R2D2_ December 2, 2012 3:28 pm  Reply

    What does “deadline” mean in the mainpost?

    • supra107 December 3, 2012 5:53 pm  Reply

      Deadline is the time when something ends. Here: New submissions will be not accepted and the best one will be in the mod!

  28. Unernedbrute25 December 4, 2012 12:53 am  Reply

    im gonna make a sphax texture for this THANK YOU 🙂

  29. Kealani December 9, 2012 2:36 am  Reply

    Sorry about double posting, I posted before the deadline but nothing happened, so I posted again…. Kinda think my works gone to waste just because of a site bug delaying my post. 🙁

    • OmgSkins December 11, 2012 1:24 pm  Reply

      iChun we should use this one its the best model right? who cares if its late!

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