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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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Level Design

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Apr 23, 2018

An introduction into level design for Source using 3ds Max.

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Why are Models Appearing as Cubes?

When reopening a scene the models can appear as cubes if the game settings do not include paths to the source MDL files.
Posted on Mar 4, 2017 | Last Updated Mar 4, 2017

This document explains why models can appear as cubes instead of props when importing VMF or MDL nodes.

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My Model Scale is Wrong

All you need to know about getting your model scale correct.
Posted on Jul 20, 2013 | Last Updated Dec 3, 2016

Many new 3ds Max users have problems with the scale of their exported models not matching the scale in the Max UI. Here are some tips on solving that.

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When Opening Scene there is a startup script error.

Anvil embeds reference to a script in your 3ds Max scripts folder. If that file is missing, there can be an error.
Posted on Oct 13, 2014 | Last Updated Oct 13, 2014

Anvil embeds some scripts for scene startup to protect displacements from being invalidated via improper manipulation. Older versions of Anvil referenced a file that could cause an error if missing.

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Help! There was an Error and Now Max is Frozen

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 | Last Updated Jun 26, 2015

If there is a MAXScript error during some functions, the MAX UI can remain in limbo (frozen or non-responsive). Here is the function to fix this.

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The Age of Free Game Engines is Here

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 | Last Updated Mar 30, 2015
de_pontificiWrinklemaps in 3ds Max

The game engines are all going free and Wall Worm Pro is now available.

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Displacements Fail to Export

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

Some tips on troubleshooting displacements failing to export from Max into Source.

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Grouped Geometry is Not Supported

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jul 30, 2014

When exporting grouped models to SMD, the SMD exporter will fail to export your model correctly.

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Help

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jul 29, 2013

Get help compiling your models, levels and textures for Source.

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