Wall Worm


Wall Worm is a gaming and design group focused on developing content for the Source Game Engine. Headed by Shawn Olson, the group consists of various creative people across the globe.

What's on my mind...

Stereo Flexes

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 | Last Updated Jan 4, 2017

Instructions on painting stereo weights to export into DMX.

Read More

stereo, flex, dmx, weights

Using 4Way Blends

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 | Last Updated Dec 29, 2016
Using 4way blend

Overview of creating and working with Lightmapped_4WayBlend shaders in Wall Worm.

Read More

Lightmapped_4WayBlend, 4way blend, vertex paint

MDL Loader isn't working

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 | Last Updated Dec 23, 2016

Instructions on manually setting the correct plugin paths if WW did not set them during installation.

Read More

plugin paths, mdl loader troubleshooting

FGD Parser Problems

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

Details on known issues with the FGD parser in the free version of Wall Worm.

Read More

entity, fgd, error

Convert Scene to Model

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 | Last Updated Feb 3, 2017

Instructions on converting a scene into a model.

Read More

propper

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.

Read More

halloween, 2016, mdl importer, black mesa

Washed Out Textures

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

Instructions of getting your materials to import without being washed out in color.

Read More

texture, import, color, washed out

Creating Entities

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 | Last Updated Oct 27, 2016

Details on what objects automatically export as entities in a VMF and how to manually create other entities.

Read More

entity, assign, tie to entity

MDL File Loader

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2016
Wall Worm and Black Mesa MDL plugin

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

Read More

mdl, model, import, vpk

Purging Corrupt Utility Files

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 | Last Updated Sep 23, 2016

Instructions on deleting corrupt utility files that can stop Wall Worm from working correctly.

Read More

purge, corrupt, error

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.

Read More

entities, missing, fix, help

Setting Up Wall Worm for Goldsource

Posted on Aug 28, 2016 | Last Updated Aug 28, 2016

Overview of setting up Wall Worm for Goldsrc.

Read More

goldsource, goldsrc, hl1, cs1.6, installation, setup

Wall Worm, the Angry Teapot and the Art of Xen

Posted on Jun 5, 2016 | Last Updated Jun 5, 2016
Angry TeapotSurface Tension Uncut

Latest news on Wall Worm development, the Angry Teapot Awards and some insight on the future development of Xen in Black Mesa.

Read More

blog, angry teapot, xen

Exporting SMD/VTA with WW Pro with a Morpher Modifier

Posted on May 20, 2016 | Last Updated May 20, 2016

Sometimes WW Pro will have a problem exporting a model with a Morpher modifier if the normals cache is not being displayed properly.

Read More

smd, vta, export, ww pro, bug, error, fix

Animated Textures

Posted on May 19, 2016 | Last Updated May 19, 2016

Instructions on creating an animated texture in 3ds Max and exporting to Source.

Read More

animated texture, vtf

Rotating Textures

Posted on May 19, 2016 | Last Updated May 19, 2016

Instructions on creating VMTs that animate the texture rotation.

Read More

rotate, texture, animate, proxies vmt

Scrolling Textures

Posted on May 19, 2016 | Last Updated May 19, 2016

Steps for creating scrolling textures and exporting to Source.

Read More

scroll, scrolling, texture, vmt, proxies

Porting Levels into Source

General Overview of Converting Scenes that Were Not Designed with Source in Mind
Posted on May 14, 2016 | Last Updated May 22, 2016

Overview on porting scenes and levels from other sources.

Read More

port, convert, scenes, games, levels

Menus and Macroscripts Don't Update

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

The WW menus don't automatically update when updating WW in 3ds Max 2017. Here are steps to update manually.

Read More

menus, update, max 2017

Bitmaps to Materials

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 | Last Updated Dec 19, 2016

Information on creating substance-driven material libraries and generating tri-planar projection textures without need for UV mapping.

Read More

substance, bitmap2material, triplanar, blended mapping, blended projection, uvw, material library