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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Running Function with Keyboard Shortcut Opens Docs URL

Some of the MacroScripts in Wall Worm now have a default secondary action when executed with the SHIFT key held down.
Posted on Aug 1, 2017 | Last Updated Aug 1, 2017

Information on why keyboard shortcuts using the SHIFT key open the online documents for the function rather than running the function.

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SHIFT, shortcut, keyboard, docs

Creating Brush Corridors and Terrain

Posted on Jul 26, 2017 | Last Updated Jul 26, 2017

ShellVex functions for creating ShellVex brush systems from selected objects.

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shellvex, corridor, terrain, brush

DX Display Shaders

Posted on Jul 26, 2017 | Last Updated Jul 26, 2017

Information on the DX shaders used by Wall Worm.

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Create Prop Zoo from VMF

Posted on Jul 26, 2017 | Last Updated Jul 26, 2017

Create a Prop Zoo of all the models contained in a VMF.

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prop zoo

CorVex Utility Floater

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 | Last Updated Jul 29, 2017

Basic overview of the CorVex Utility Floater.

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Error When Updating Wall Worm

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 | Last Updated Jul 13, 2017

Some problems that can occur when updating Wall Worm and Wall Worm Pro, along with some workarounds.

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update, updating, error, maxscript garbage collection, freeze

Viewport Freezes in 3ds Max 2017+

Fix: Update to the latest NVidia drivers.
Posted on Apr 13, 2017 | Last Updated Jul 4, 2017

The Max viewport can freeze and become unresponsive with Nitrous in DX 11.

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3ds max, viewport, freeze, hang, 2017, 2018, nitrous, directx shader, dx11, NVidia, windows 10

Mass Model Fetch

Posted on Mar 12, 2017 | Last Updated May 30, 2017

The Mass Model Fetch Utility allows you to import multiple props into your scene at once.

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mdl, import

Importing Models

Posted on Mar 12, 2017 | Last Updated Mar 12, 2017

Articles and documents related to importing model assets into 3ds Max.

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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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mdl, model, cube

Stereo Flexes

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

Instructions on painting stereo weights to export into DMX.

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stereo, flex, dmx, weights

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

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.

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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.

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entity, fgd, error

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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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.

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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.

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entity, assign, tie to entity

MDL File Loader

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 | Last Updated Apr 28, 2017
Wall Worm and Black Mesa MDL plugin

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

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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.

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