Player mesh/texture editing

I am trying to learn how to mod for the first time, and to be honest I am being overwhelmed trying to understand the data on these forums. as stated I am trying to figure out how to edit the mesh and texture of humans in ARK. I have makehuman and gimp but as far as I can tell there is no way to move the current mesh into makehuman for editing and gimp does not seem compatible ith arks texture filetype. I apologize for anything missed (probably most of the important things) while trying to understand the tutorials. I would like some advice.

Im an ultra noob as well, but i might have some adviceā€¦ if you want the texture of the humans in ark, just open up the humans folder then go to Human/male/Base/Texures then right click the texture you want to edit/use and click export. you will be able to save it as a bitmap which is usable by gimp.