TFMV downloads the TF2 item schema and backpack icons.
You can then select any wearable item for a class and it will add the model of the item to the list (up to 4) which you can then load into HLMV to preview the items for the TF2 character.
You can also paint items, change styles, take screenshots, save/load item loadouts.
This tool was originally intended to help modders, but it seems that players also liked to use previous version to preview loadouts, so I have improved a few things in this version to make it easier to use and will improve on that on future versions, for now its still in between a tool for modders and for others who want to just preview loadouts.
The advantage here for modders is not having to guess item model paths, being able to attach multiple models to a character in a few clicks (you can add custom models paths to load), TFMV also enables normal mamping in HLMV by default, you can also set the background color, or toggle the background.
If you too hate to search models through the HLMV folder browser or can't bother to guess Tf2 items model paths or taking the time to do the tedious manipulatons to add multiple model attachements in HLMV, this tool might be useful to you.
Or if you simply want to preview TF2 loadouts this tool is for you too, here's a quick video showing a few examples of what it can do:
>>Download TFMV 1.2.5<<
Download TFMV 1.2.2
Download TFMV 1.2.1
Special thanks to for beta testing: