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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 Aug 1, 2017

Overview on porting scenes and levels from other sources.

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port, convert, scenes, games, levels

Snap Verts To Grid Modifier

Posted on May 29, 2015 | Last Updated Feb 19, 2016

The Snap Verts To Grid Modifier snaps all the vertices in the object to the world grid based on the grid spacing settings in the modifier.

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snapvertstogrid, snap, grid, modifier, plugin

Level Design

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Sep 6, 2017

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

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level design, 3ds max, source game engine, overview, keynotes, argument for, why

Wall Worm Sends Greetings in 2016

Posted on Jan 10, 2016 | Last Updated Jan 10, 2016

First Wall Worm blog of 2016 with new videos, new level design contest and review of 3ds Max 2016.

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blog, contest, 2016

Back to the Future with BSP

Posted on Feb 20, 2016 | Last Updated Apr 7, 2016

Newsletter #2 in 2016 with recent updates in Wall Worm, talk about the level design contest and random thoughts.

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2016, contest, random

CorVex

Posted on Dec 10, 2013 | Last Updated Sep 1, 2017

CorVex is a geometry plugin for 3ds Max aimed at quickly building game level layout and convex walls with simple parametric controls and planar UV mapping.

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corvex, level design, plugin, wall, walls, blocks, convex, parametric

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

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

Finding Leaks in 3ds Max

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 | Last Updated Aug 8, 2014

Some information on finding and troubleshooting leaks.

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leak