I've had an idea for a sci-fi film kicking around in my head for sometime now, and lately I've been thinking about making it a machinima short film. From what I've read, Garry's Mod is perfectly capable for what I'd like to make. I can importustom character models and maps, animate them, and film it. The problem is, 99.9999% of the videos I see for Garry's Mod are just rag-dolls waving around as if they had epilepsy, and really bad custom maps OR maps from Half Life 2 and other games. How hard is it to create maps that look good (do you use Hammer, or something within G-Mod?) and how hard is it to animate character models with some sense of realism? (And is XSI Softimage mod tool my best option for editing/making models?) Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!