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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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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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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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Entities are Missing in Exported Scene

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 | Last Updated Aug 29, 2016

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 Sep 6, 2017

An introduction into level design for Source using 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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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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Wall Worm Anvil

Formerly called Wall Worm Displacement Tool
Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jul 25, 2017

Overview of Anvil. Anvil is a level design toolset to help send 3ds Max scenes into Source.

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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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