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.

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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

Gmod and Wall Worm

Set Up Wall Worm for Garry's Mod after Steampipe
Posted on Aug 18, 2013 | Last Updated Aug 19, 2013

Instructions and video on setting up Wall Worm to export levels, models and materials after the Steampipe update.

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gmod, garry's mod, garrysmod, steampipe, setup

Wall Worm Gets Tanked

Well... I mean Wall Worm is used on a Tank.
Posted on Jul 30, 2013 | Last Updated Feb 16, 2014

Some news and spotlight about Wall Worm, tools, users and projects.

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Latest Articles

Anatomy of a Design Team

Teamwork in 3ds Max
Posted on Jan 17, 2018 | Last Updated Jan 24, 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.

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

Batch Import Levels

Posted on Jan 11, 2018 | Last Updated Jan 11, 2018

Batch import levels from Source and Goldsource into 3ds Max or FBX format.

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vmf, rmf, map, import, batch, convert to fbx

Exporting Correct Smoothing on Models

Understanding Smoothing Groups and Explicit Normals
Posted on Dec 8, 2017 | Last Updated Dec 8, 2017

Discussion on smoothing groups and explicit normals and how they relate to Source.

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smoothing, normals, smoothing groups, smooth

The Grid and Manipulation

Posted on Sep 29, 2017 | Last Updated Sep 29, 2017

Documents on the grid and related topics.

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Nudge Tools

Posted on Sep 29, 2017 | Last Updated Oct 9, 2017

Nudge Tools in Wall Worm

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3ds max, nudge, move, grid

VBSP.exe has stopped working

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 | Last Updated Aug 28, 2017

VBSP can crash if there are no entities or world geometry in your scene.

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Creating Brush Corridors and Terrain

Posted on Jul 26, 2017 | Last Updated Jul 26, 2017

ShellVex functions for creating ShellVex brush systems from selected objects.

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shellvex, corridor, terrain, brush

CorVex Utility Floater

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 | Last Updated Jul 29, 2017

Basic overview of the CorVex Utility Floater.

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Mass Model Fetch

Posted on Mar 12, 2017 | Last Updated May 30, 2017

The Mass Model Fetch Utility allows you to import multiple props into your scene at once.

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mdl, import

Importing Models

Posted on Mar 12, 2017 | Last Updated Mar 12, 2017

Articles and documents related to importing model assets into 3ds Max.

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