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Mass Model Fetch

Posted on Mar 12, 2017 | Last Updated May 30, 2017

The Mass Model Fetch Utility allows you to import multiple props into your scene at once.

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mdl, import

MDL File Loader

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 | Last Updated Apr 28, 2017
Wall Worm and Black Mesa MDL plugin

Geometry Plugin to load Valve's MDL files directly into 3ds Max.

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mdl, model, import, vpk

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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mdl, model, cube

Convert Scene to Model

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 | Last Updated May 28, 2017

Instructions on converting a scene into a model.

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A Source for New Tools

2016 Year in Review for Wall Worm
Posted on Oct 31, 2016 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2016

Halloween 2016 news for Wall Worm and the release of a new MDL Importer for 3ds Max.

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halloween, 2016, mdl importer, black mesa

Importing Models

Posted on Mar 12, 2017 | Last Updated Mar 12, 2017

Articles and documents related to importing model assets into 3ds Max.

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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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CorVex Utility Floater

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 | Last Updated Jul 29, 2017

Basic overview of the CorVex Utility Floater.

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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

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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scale, matrix, transform, xform, reset, troubleshoot, big, small, giant, units