OK. During GMT import, I got repeated error "shader l2diffuset0 not found". i went ahead and just held the enter key to bypass this error which took about an hour and mesh looks weird as expected. I have coresharders.mas in hardwaresharers directory. i googled this and i don't appear to be the only person who has run into this but there was not a clear resolution to be found. please advise. many thanks in advance. edit - actually it says no shaders loaded before that. i'm stuck and none of the answers i have found work so please advise. again, many thanks in advance. also i saw this from tuttle so it looks like i don't even have gmotormaterial available but of course i have no idea what i am doing but something is definitely wrong.