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.

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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

Generating LODs

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Feb 13, 2012

The Level of Detail Generator on the Level of Detail Tools Rollout lets you generate LOD models from the root mesh. The tool will make lower-res versions of your model so that less polygons are rendered in-game when players move farther away.

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Export Body Groups | $bodygroup

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jan 7, 2018

You can export body groups ($bodygroups) directly into Source in 3ds Max.

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bodygroup, submodel, submodels, bodygroups, body group, sub model, $bodygroup, qc, export

Latest Articles

VMT Browser

Posted on Oct 31, 2018 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2018
vmt browser

The VMT Browser in Wall Worm allows you to browse, preview and assign materials from your game.

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vmt, vmt browser, vmt import

OSL: Multi Gradient

Posted on Sep 19, 2018 | Last Updated Sep 19, 2018
Multi Gradient OSL

The Multi Gradient OSL map has several gradient masking options.

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osl, gradient, radial, linear, square

OSL: Radial Gradient

Posted on Sep 19, 2018 | Last Updated Sep 19, 2018
Radial Gradient OSL Map

Simple Radial Gradient OSL map for 3d Max included in Wall Worm.

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osl, radial gradient

Convert Blends and 4ways to OSL

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

Converting DX Blend Shaders to renderable OSL shaders.

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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.

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swirl, osl

Displacement Proxies

Posted on Jun 18, 2018 | Last Updated Sep 2, 2018

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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osl, seamless_scale, triplanar, 2019

OSL WorldVertexTransition

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

The OSL Shader for WorldVertexTransition.

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osl, blend, worldvertextransition