Wall Worm

Wall Worm is a script and tool developer focused on 3ds Max and various Max-related pipelines. Historically, Wall Worm was devoted soley to optimizing the Source Engine asset pipeline. The Wall Worm toolset itself is a Source-only toolset. However, many new tools are generic in nature (for any game engine, VFX, VIZ, etc), such as the CorVex plugin and most other new tools.

Wall Worm tools allow you to create assets for Source in a way that was not possible before. You can build models, textures and levels inside one environment (3ds Max) and compile them straight into Source. Wall Worm tools have been used in the pipelines of many games include Dear Esther, Black Mesa and by designers of CS:GO Operation maps and many more.

CorVex level design plugin Carver Tools Normal Tools

Wall Worm works in collaboration with other 3ds Max/Source developers to help enhance all the tools available to designers and mod teams.

Featured Articles

On the Grid

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 | Last Updated Jun 21, 2016

Information and videos on using the grid in 3ds Max for Source Engine Level Design.

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grid, snaps, level design

Porting Levels into Source

General Overview of Converting Scenes that Were Not Designed with Source in Mind
Posted on May 14, 2016 | Last Updated May 22, 2016

Overview on porting scenes and levels from other sources.

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port, convert, scenes, games, levels

Latest Articles

Stereo Flexes

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 | Last Updated Jan 4, 2017

Instructions on painting stereo weights to export into DMX.

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stereo, flex, dmx, weights

Using 4Way Blends

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 | Last Updated Dec 29, 2016
Using 4way blend

Overview of creating and working with Lightmapped_4WayBlend shaders in Wall Worm.

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Lightmapped_4WayBlend, 4way blend, vertex paint

MDL Loader isn't working

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 | Last Updated Dec 23, 2016

Instructions on manually setting the correct plugin paths if WW did not set them during installation.

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plugin paths, mdl loader troubleshooting

Convert Scene to Model

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 | Last Updated Dec 19, 2016

Instructions on converting a scene into a model.

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propper

A Source for New Tools

2016 Year in Review for Wall Worm
Posted on Oct 31, 2016 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2016

Halloween 2016 news for Wall Worm and the release of a new MDL Importer for 3ds Max.

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halloween, 2016, mdl importer, black mesa

MDL File Loader

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2016
Wall Worm and Black Mesa MDL plugin

Geometry Plugin to load Valve's MDL files directly into 3ds Max.

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mdl, model, import, vpk

Entities are Missing in Exported Scene

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 | Last Updated Aug 29, 2016

Information on why some entities might not export into the game and how to fix that.

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entities, missing, fix, help

Setting Up Wall Worm for Goldsource

Posted on Aug 28, 2016 | Last Updated Aug 28, 2016

Overview of setting up Wall Worm for Goldsrc.

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goldsource, goldsrc, hl1, cs1.6, installation, setup

Wall Worm, the Angry Teapot and the Art of Xen

Posted on Jun 5, 2016 | Last Updated Jun 5, 2016
Angry TeapotSurface Tension Uncut

Latest news on Wall Worm development, the Angry Teapot Awards and some insight on the future development of Xen in Black Mesa.

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blog, angry teapot, xen

Animated Textures

Posted on May 19, 2016 | Last Updated May 19, 2016

Instructions on creating an animated texture in 3ds Max and exporting to Source.

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animated texture, vtf