Been a bit of recent discussion at func_ where people have been using the fbx format for models. I’ve bashed together a script which will hoover up a collection of fbx frames and convert them into an animated mdl file. It takes the geometry and the UVs from the first file in the series.
Installing it requires python 3.1 and a couple of libraries. The difficult one is the fbx python library from:
The fancy installer doesn’t really count for much, because it installs in “program files” and makes you manually copy the folder into your python directory.