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

Exporting CAT and Biped Models

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 | Last Updated Dec 10, 2014

Export your CAT or Biped rig from 3ds Max into the Source Game Engine with Wall Worm.

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cat, biped, animation, character, bip, skin, animated model

VMF Importer

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 | Last Updated Nov 18, 2017
Esther VMF ImportJakobson in 3ds Max

You can use Wall Worm to import a VMF into 3ds Max. This allows you to bring in your Hammer project into 3ds Max.

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vmf, import, importer, hammer, 3ds max, hammer-to-max

Latest Articles

MDL Loader isn't working

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

Instructions on manually setting the correct plugin paths if WW did not set them during installation.

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plugin paths, mdl loader troubleshooting

Convert Scene to Model

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 | Last Updated Jun 5, 2018

Instructions on converting a scene into a model or clustering multiple model props into single models.

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propper, cluster, clustering, merging, optimizing

A Source for New Tools

2016 Year in Review for Wall Worm
Posted on Oct 31, 2016 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2016

Halloween 2016 news for Wall Worm and the release of a new MDL Importer for 3ds Max.

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halloween, 2016, mdl importer, black mesa

MDL File Loader

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 | Last Updated Apr 28, 2017
Wall Worm and Black Mesa MDL plugin

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

Solutions on missing entities in exported game level
Posted on Aug 29, 2016 | Last Updated Jun 18, 2018

Information on why some entities might not export into the game and how to fix that.

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entities, missing, fix, help, vmf, export, level

Setting Up Wall Worm for Goldsource

Posted on Aug 28, 2016 | Last Updated Jan 8, 2018

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