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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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startup, script, error

Bitmap Crop and Coordinates in 3ds Max

Posted on Apr 8, 2018 | Last Updated Sep 2, 2019

Tutorial on using the BitmapTexture crop function with models and world geometry.

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crop, bitmap, coordinates, uv, bitmaptexture

MAP and RMF Importer

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 | Last Updated Jun 18, 2018
cs 1.6 importstonerhenge, map, level, importCS 1.6 Map Imported into 3ds Max

3ds Max RMF and MAP file format importer.

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rmf, map, importer, HL1, goldsource level

Making $jigglebones in 3ds Max for Source

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jan 18, 2015

$jigglebones are bones that can automatically generate secondary motion without being animated. Making a $jigglebone in WWMT requires you to use the hierarchy tab in the command panel, which may be a new area for less experienced modelers.

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Convert Scene to Model

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 | Last Updated Dec 27, 2020

Instructions on converting a scene into a model or clustering multiple model props into single models.

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propper, cluster, clustering, merging, optimizing

Soundscaper

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Apr 21, 2016

This utility is a helper function to generate a skeleton Soundscape file based off of soundscape entities in your level.

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Importers

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 | Last Updated Jan 16, 2015

Wall Worm file importers.

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importer, importers, smd, vtf, vmf, vmt, qc, map, source, goldsource

Batch Import Levels

Posted on Jan 11, 2018 | Last Updated Aug 14, 2020

Batch import levels from Source and Goldsource into 3ds Max or FBX format.

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vmf, rmf, map, import, batch, convert to fbx

Displacement Alpha Blending

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 | Last Updated Jul 26, 2017

Information on displacement alpha blending and the shaders you can use to visualize the blending.

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worldvertextransition, alpha blending, blend material, directx shader, 3ds max, wallworm, anvil

Studiomdl.exe - Check for write enable

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 | Last Updated Feb 13, 2012

This error occurs when the path for the output model does not exist. This is an error that happens at the compile stage and will happen if you are compiling straight from WWMT or by compiling manually from the batch file.

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compile, error, studiomdl