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 including 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

Exporting a Level from 3ds Max into Source

Brush Geometry, 3D Skybox, 2D Sky, Animated Textures
Posted on Oct 8, 2012 | Last Updated Feb 28, 2015

Video tutorial and sample file on exporting a 3ds Max scene into a Source VMF file with Wall Worm.

Read More

vmf, animated texture, video turorial, sample file, download

Brush Materials and Decals

A beginning to end example of making and exporting brush materials and decals.
Posted on Jul 26, 2012 | Last Updated Apr 19, 2016

A video and sample file to show you how to export textures, brush materials, decals and a simple level from 3ds Max into the Source Game Engine.

Read More

decals, decal, material, brush, vmt, vtf, export

Latest Articles

Convert Blends and 4ways to OSL

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 | Last Updated Jul 24, 2018

Converting DX Blend Shaders to renderable OSL shaders.

Read More

render, displacements, directx, osl

OSL: Swirl

Posted on Jul 16, 2018 | Last Updated Jul 16, 2018
osl swirl map

OSL Swirl is a simple texture map with a few controls on making swirl textures or swirl masks.

Read More

swirl, osl

Displacement Proxies

Posted on Jun 18, 2018 | Last Updated Jun 20, 2018

Displacement Proxies allow teams to work more efficiently with displacements in multiple files.

Read More

displacement proxy, sculpt proxy, xref scene

OSL: Lightmapped_4Wayblend

Posted on Jun 8, 2018 | Last Updated Jun 8, 2018

The Lightmapped_4Wayblend OSL map allows you to render 4way blends for props.

Read More

4way, blend, osl

OSL Blendmodulate

Posted on Apr 25, 2018 | Last Updated May 7, 2018

OSL Blendmodulate mask to generate a mask as with a WorldVertexTransition shader in Source.

Read More

osl, blendmodulate, 2019

OSL Seamless_Scale

Posted on Apr 25, 2018 | Last Updated Apr 25, 2018

OSL Seamless_Scale (triplanar mapping) shader for 3ds Max 2019.

Read More

osl, seamless_scale, triplanar, 2019

OSL WorldVertexTransition

Posted on Apr 25, 2018 | Last Updated May 7, 2018

The OSL Shader for WorldVertexTransition.

Read More

osl, blend, worldvertextransition

Bitmap Crop and Coordinates in 3ds Max

Posted on Apr 8, 2018 | Last Updated Apr 9, 2018

Tutorial on using the BitmapTexture crop function with models and world geometry.

Read More

crop, bitmap, coordinates, uv, bitmaptexture

3ds Max 2019

Posted on Mar 21, 2018 | Last Updated Mar 21, 2018

All Wall Worm plugins now support 3ds Max 2019.

Read More

3ds max 2019

Anatomy of a Design Team

Teamwork in 3ds Max
Posted on Jan 17, 2018 | Last Updated Jun 19, 2018
Anatomy of a Design Team

This documents the most efficient setup of 3ds Max, Wall Worm and team organization for a Source Engine Project.

Read More

teamwork, setup, wallworm, 3ds max, anatomy of a design team, source, team