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.

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VMAP Exporter

Posted on Mar 2, 2024 | Last Updated Mar 2, 2024

The Wall Worm Level Exporter can export 3ds Max scenes into Source 2 VMAP files.

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vmap, source 2, hammer 2, level, map

PBR Material Support

Posted on Mar 2, 2024 | Last Updated Mar 2, 2024

PBR Material support in Wall Worm.

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Source 2 FGD Parser

Posted on Mar 2, 2024 | Last Updated Mar 2, 2024

The FGD parser in Wall Worm supports Counter-Strike 2 to create game entities inside 3ds Max.

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fgd, entities, parser, entity, cs2, counter-strike 2

VMDL Exporter

Posted on Mar 2, 2024 | Last Updated Mar 2, 2024

Exporting VMDL files from 3ds Max into Counter-Strike 2.

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vmdl, vmdl_c, source 2, export, wwmt

Using Legacy CS:GO with Wall Worm

How to revive a project started in CS:GO after the update to Source 2 in Counter-Strike 2.
Posted on Oct 7, 2023 | Last Updated Mar 2, 2024

Instructions on using Wall Worm Projects configured for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive after the release of Counter-Strike 2 on the Source 2 engine.

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csgo, source 2, counter-strike 2, wall worm

Missing Icons and Functions in 3ds Max 2022

Since version 5.9.3 Wall Worm requires 3ds Max 2022.3+ for the 2022 versions of Max.
Posted on May 30, 2023 | Last Updated May 30, 2023

How to fix icons and menus missing for Wall Worm in some versions of 3ds Max 2022.

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2022, missing icons

Error Code 126

Startup Error Loading Wall Worm
Posted on Apr 10, 2023 | Last Updated Apr 10, 2023

Solution to a startup error and VTF bitmaps not loading in 3ds Max.

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vtflib, error code 126, startup error

Archive of Wall Worm Version 4 Changelog

Archive of Changelog early 2019 to early 2020
Posted on May 22, 2022 | Last Updated May 22, 2022

Archive of Wall Worm Version 4.X changelog in early 2019 through early 2020.

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Tutorial: Nuclear Cooling Towers

How to create nuclear cooling towers with Displacements
Posted on Dec 21, 2021 | Last Updated Dec 21, 2021

Tutorial on creating nuclear cooling towers as displacements for the Source Engine.

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displacement, curved, source engine, hammer, 3ds max, wall worm, corvex

A Decade of Wall Worm

Posted on Nov 29, 2020 | Last Updated Nov 29, 2020

Wall Worm turned 10 years old in 2020. Here is a little status update.

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ten year anniversary, decade

[FIXED] Blend Materials Crashing 3ds Max 2021

Many DirectX shaders are crashing 3ds Max 2021, including the Wall Worm Blend Materials
Posted on May 26, 2020 | Last Updated Dec 19, 2020

There is a regression in 3ds Max 2021 that causes Max to crash when using Wall Worm's DirectX shaders for displacements.

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crash, cer, 2021, dx, shader, blend, fix

Archive of Wall Worm Version 3 Changelog

Archive of Changelog early 2017 to early 2019
Posted on Jan 24, 2020 | Last Updated Jan 24, 2020

Archive of Wall Worm Version 3.X changelog in early 2017 through early 2019.

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2017, 2018, 2019

Converting Displacements to Models

Posted on Oct 25, 2019 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2019

Steps on converting a collection of displacements to props.

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displacements, convert, props, mdl, render to texture

Starter Kits

Posted on Oct 14, 2019 | Last Updated Aug 14, 2021

Source Engine level design starter kits will automate some entity setups for common level design tasks.

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starter kits, csgo, css, cstrike, day of defeat, dod, half-life, entity

Wall Worm 4, 3ds Max 2020 and Black Mesa News

Posted on May 6, 2019 | Last Updated May 6, 2019

Wall Worm 4.0 Released and other news about 3ds Max.

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wall worm, news, GDC, game developer conference, 3ds Max, black mesa

3ds Max 2020

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 | Last Updated Mar 29, 2019

Wall Worm plugins available for 3ds Max 2020.

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3ds Max 2020, plugins

Wall Worm Toolbars

Posted on Jan 27, 2019 | Last Updated Sep 24, 2019
Brush Toolbar

Wall Worm Toolbars available for 3ds Max 2017+.

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toolbars, UI

VMT Browser

Posted on Oct 31, 2018 | Last Updated Aug 18, 2021
vmt browser

The VMT Browser in Wall Worm allows you to browse, preview and assign materials from your game.

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vmt, vmt browser, vmt import

Visgroup Manager

Posted on Oct 12, 2018 | Last Updated Oct 20, 2018
Visgroup Manager

The Visgroup Manager in Wall Worm allows you to arbitrarily show/hide objects in your scene.

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visgroup, display

Scene Management

Posted on Oct 12, 2018 | Last Updated Oct 12, 2018

Topics related to scene management tools in 3ds Max and Wall Worm.

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