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ShellVex

Posted on May 20, 2015 | Last Updated Oct 2, 2017

ShellVex is a scripted geometry plugin for 3ds Max that allows you to create convex geometry blocks from the polygons (or tris) of other objects in the scene.

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brush, bsp, geometry, world geometry, plugin

Creating Entities

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 | Last Updated Oct 27, 2016

Details on what objects automatically export as entities in a VMF and how to manually create other entities.

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entity, assign, tie to entity

Brushify

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 | Last Updated Feb 18, 2016

Brushify is a new geometry modifier to quickly make your objects brush-friendly.

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brush, modifier

Arch Primitive

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 | Last Updated Jan 15, 2017

The Arch Primitive is a scripted geometry plugin for 3ds Max that creates arches for world geometry in BSP games such as those made on the Source Engine

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arch, geometry, brush

Brush Geometry

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jul 25, 2017

How to export brush geometry with the Wall Worm VMF Exporter.

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brush, geometry, layout, bsp, brush mode, tag, world geometry

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

Porting Levels into Source

General Overview of Converting Scenes that Were Not Designed with Source in Mind
Posted on May 14, 2016 | Last Updated Aug 1, 2017

Overview on porting scenes and levels from other sources.

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port, convert, scenes, games, levels

Using 4Way Blends

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 | Last Updated Mar 13, 2017
Using 4way blend

Overview of creating and working with Lightmapped_4WayBlend shaders in Wall Worm.

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Lightmapped_4WayBlend, 4way blend, vertex paint

VBSP.exe has stopped working

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 | Last Updated Aug 28, 2017

VBSP can crash if there are no entities or world geometry in your scene.

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vbsp, vbsp.exe, crash, stopped

Brush Materials have incorrect rotation and scale when using the DirectX Shader

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 | Last Updated Apr 10, 2012

The Wall Worm Material Library Generator originally created DirectX Materials for all materials. But updates to the VMF Exporter changed the way materials are interpretted. Whenever possible, you should not use DirectX Materials.

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material, bug, directx shader, rotation, scale