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 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.

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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.

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Latest Articles

Global Settings and Configuration

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jun 20, 2018

This floater controls some of the ways that WWMT works in general. Things you set here will be set for the current Windows User's account for all following sessions running WWMT.

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Prop Data & Gibs Rollout

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

This rollout lets you assign prop_data values to your prop so that it can be used as a prop_physics in Source. YOu can also assign custom Gibs models with this rollout.

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Utilities Rollout

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jul 27, 2012

The utulities rollout contains various features, functions and utilities to help work with WWMT models.

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Lighting Rollout

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jul 23, 2013

This rollout contains lighting controls and other miscellaneous controls that are either rarely used or are experimental.

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Attachments & Particle System UI

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

Attachments are points on your model where you can attach extra models and particle systems (guns, sprites, etc). This page details both Attachments and Particle Systems since the Particle System controls are also in the attachment rollout.

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Sequences

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Apr 4, 2017

Sequences in WWMT allow you to set QC sequences based on animations of your model in designated time ranges.

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WWMT Level of Detail Model List

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

This rollout displays all of the LOD (Level of Detail) models in your model. Inside this rollout you can select the helpers that control LOD switch distances, vertex count percentages and add/append models to your LOD models.

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Level of Detail (LOD) Generator & Tools Rollout

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

The Level of Detail Tools Rollout gives you controls for making LOD models and other LOD-related tools.

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Collision Model & Physics

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Mar 15, 2017

The Collision Model & Physics rollout in WWMT. Assign a collision hull, create a hull with the Quick Hull function and use advanced features such as the Convexity Hull Wrapper.

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Model & Basic QC Rollout

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Dec 8, 2017

Explanation of the model and basic qc rollout inside WWMT where you assign the mesh, set model/material paths and set some basic parameters.

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