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

On the Grid

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 | Last Updated Oct 5, 2017

Information and videos on using the grid in 3ds Max for Source Engine Level Design.

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grid, snaps, level design, snapping

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

Latest Articles

Wall Worm: Work Flows and Other Things

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 | Last Updated Aug 14, 2015

Some new videos on the Wall Worm Workflow for Source.

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workflow, pipeline

Unknown System Exception

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 | Last Updated Oct 29, 2016

Steps on fixing problems with an Unknown System Exception when importing files.

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unknown system exception, vmf importer, fgd parser

Exporting WWMT Models to GoldSource

Posted on Jun 27, 2015 | Last Updated Jul 23, 2016

Information on requirements to export and compile WWMT Models from 3ds Max into Goldsource.

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goldsource, wwmt, model, export, compile, smd, qc, requirement

Advanced Texture Controls

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 | Last Updated Mar 31, 2017

With Wall Worm Pro, you can export arbitrary texture maps as VTF files in Source.

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vtf, wwpro, texture, procedural

The Age of Free Game Engines is Here

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 | Last Updated Mar 30, 2015
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The game engines are all going free and Wall Worm Pro is now available.

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Prop Libraries

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 | Last Updated Dec 7, 2016

Creating Prop Libraries for re-using assets in Wall Worm Projects.

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library, props

Using Props in Your Scene

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2016

Article on re-using existing props in a scene.

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props

Unpacking GCF and VPK Files

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 | Last Updated Mar 13, 2017

Using GCFScape to extract Source content for 3ds Max. Use VTF Edit and Crowbar to convert content.

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gcfscape, crowbar, vtfedit, import

Importing WAD Files

Posted on Feb 10, 2015 | Last Updated May 2, 2016

Instructions on using the WAD importer in Wall Worm to bring WAD files from Goldsrc into 3ds Max.

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wad, xwad, importer

Wrinklemaps

Posted on Feb 7, 2015 | Last Updated Feb 18, 2015

Instructions on making wrinklemaps in 3ds Max with Wall Worm Pro.

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wrinklemaps, flex, facial, texture, wrinkle