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.

See the official Autodesk blog feature about Wall Worm developer Shawn Olson, Wall Worm and Black Mesa: From Black Sheep to Black Mesa and Beyond.

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

Getting Started with WWMT

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

Getting started with using the Wall Worm Model Tools.

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Overview of Wall Worm Model Tools

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Apr 20, 2016

Overview on what it is that Wall Worm Model Tools is and does.

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overview, introduction

Latest Articles

Converting Displacements to Models

Posted on Oct 25, 2019 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2019

Steps on converting a collection of displacements to props.

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displacements, convert, props, mdl, render to texture

Starter Kits

Posted on Oct 14, 2019 | Last Updated Oct 14, 2019

Source Engine level design starter kits will automate some entity setups for common level design tasks.

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starter kits, csgo, css, cstrike, day of defeat, dod, half-life, entity

Wall Worm 4, 3ds Max 2020 and Black Mesa News

Posted on May 6, 2019 | Last Updated May 6, 2019

Wall Worm 4.0 Released and other news about 3ds Max.

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wall worm, news, GDC, game developer conference, 3ds Max, black mesa

3ds Max 2020

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 | Last Updated Mar 29, 2019

Wall Worm plugins available for 3ds Max 2020.

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3ds Max 2020, plugins

Wall Worm Toolbars

Posted on Jan 27, 2019 | Last Updated Sep 24, 2019
Brush Toolbar

Wall Worm Toolbars available for 3ds Max 2017+.

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toolbars, UI

VMT Browser

Posted on Oct 31, 2018 | Last Updated Feb 2, 2019
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