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 Jun 21, 2016

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

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grid, snaps, level design

Porting Levels into Source

General Overview of Converting Scenes that Were Not Designed with Source in Mind
Posted on May 14, 2016 | Last Updated May 22, 2016

Overview on porting scenes and levels from other sources.

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port, convert, scenes, games, levels

Latest Articles

MAP Importer

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 | Last Updated Mar 23, 2016
cs 1.6 importstonerhenge, map, level, importCS 1.6 Map Imported into 3ds Max

3ds Max MAP file format importer.

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map, importer. HL1, goldsource level

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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blog

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 Mar 4, 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

Source Shader Settings

Posted on Jun 9, 2013 | Last Updated May 16, 2017

Control many Source VMT parameters directly inside 3ds Max.

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vmt, parameters, source shader

Understanding Wall Worm Displacements

Posted on May 31, 2013 | Last Updated May 19, 2016

Overview on working with displacements in 3ds Max for the Source Game Engine.

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displacements, sculpt mesh, brush

SMD, VTA and QC Importer

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 28, 2017

Information on importing SMD files and QC files from Source into 3ds Max.

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smd, qc, importer, vta

Hitboxes and Bone Properties

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 | Last Updated Aug 6, 2013

The bone tools allow you to give specific bones artbitrary surface properties, set mass bias and create hitboxes and hitbox groups.

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bone tools, bones, jointsurfaceprop, massbias, mass, bias, hitboxex, hitbox group

Is Developing for the Source Engine Sacrilegious?

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 | Last Updated Dec 12, 2012

Talk about the past and future of the Source Game Engine and Wall Worm development.

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blog, source, development, history, future, sacrilege