.VMDL File Extension

Valve Source 2 Model File

Developer Valve
4.0  |  5 Votes
Category Game Files
Format Text

What is a VMDL file?

A VMDL file is a model file created by the Model Editor tool included with Valve DOTA 2 Workshop Tools, a suite of tools used to customize gameplay in DOTA 2. It contains model information in plain text that describes a character or object that appears in DOTA 2. VMDL files are compiled into binary VMDL_C files in Model Editor, which are then used in DOTA 2.

More Information

VMDL files were introduced with the release of the Source 2 engine. The files replaced the .MDL files. A VMDL file is created from a mesh file stored in an .FBX, .OBJ, or .DMX file. To do this, open Model Editor, select File → New VMDL From Mesh File and choose a mesh. After selecting a mesh, the VMDL file is created and named with the same name as the mesh. For example, a sample.fbx[/] mesh file becomes a [f]sample.vmdl file.

Open over 400 file formats with File Viewer Plus.Free Download

Programs that open VMDL files

Updated October 5, 2017

Verified by FileInfo.com

The FileInfo.com team has independently researched the Valve Source 2 Model file format and Windows apps listed on this page. Our goal is 100% accuracy and we only publish information about file types that we have verified.

If you would like to suggest any additions or updates to this page, please let us know.