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, such as the CorVex plugin.

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.

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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

The Age of Free Game Engines is Here

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 | Last Updated Mar 30, 2015
de_pontificiWrinklemaps in 3ds Max

The game engines are all going free and Wall Worm Pro is now available.

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Latest Articles

MDL File Loader

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

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

Rotating Textures

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

Instructions on creating VMTs that animate the texture rotation.

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rotate, texture, animate, proxies vmt

Scrolling Textures

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

Steps for creating scrolling textures and exporting to Source.

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scroll, scrolling, texture, vmt, proxies

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

Bitmaps to Materials

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 | Last Updated Apr 10, 2016

Information on creating substance-driven material libraries and generating tri-planar projection textures without need for UV mapping.

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substance, bitmap2material, triplanar, blended mapping, blended projection, uvw, material library

Back to the Future with BSP

Posted on Feb 20, 2016 | Last Updated Apr 7, 2016

Newsletter #2 in 2016 with recent updates in Wall Worm, talk about the level design contest and random thoughts.

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2016, contest, random