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The Wall Worm Model Tools (WWMT) is a MAXScript utility to help you send your models from 3ds Max to Valve's Source Game Engine. The purpose is to make the process go faster. If you've ever made a model for the Source Game Engine, you know how much of a drag it is--all of the work comes after you've designed your model.

With WWMT, there is no more need to write QC and VMT files in most circumstances. With WWMT and the VMF exporter, you can even output your models and level all at once!

Here are some pages to help you learn more about WWMT:

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Example Files

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 | Last Updated Dec 20, 2013

3ds Max files showing how to do various tasks in Wall Worm.

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Gmod and Wall Worm

Set Up Wall Worm for Garry's Mod after Steampipe
Posted on Aug 18, 2013 | Last Updated Aug 19, 2013

Instructions and video on setting up Wall Worm to export levels, models and materials after the Steampipe update.

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gmod, garry's mod, garrysmod, steampipe, setup

Exporting CAT and Biped Models

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2014

Export your CAT or Biped rig from 3ds Max into the Source Game Engine with Wall Worm.

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cat, biped, animation, character, bip, skin, animated model

Hitboxes and Bone Properties

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 | Last Updated Aug 6, 2013

The bone tools allow you to give specific bones artbitrary surface properties, set mass bias and create hitboxes and hitbox groups.

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bone tools, bones, jointsurfaceprop, massbias, mass, bias, hitboxex, hitbox group

Using the IK Tab

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 | Last Updated Dec 2, 2012

Articles pertaining to the IK functions in Max and how they translate into settings for Source Game Engine models.

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IK, collisionjoints, jigglebone, jointcontraint

Understanding How to Set Up Paths

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 | Last Updated Aug 5, 2013

Many new users of WWMT find themselves confused when it comes to the setup of WWMT. This is primarily because there are some specific paths you must set correctly for the automation of WWMT to work.

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Making Facial Animations

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated May 12, 2014

This page explains how to export your facial animations into Source. Facial animations are done using a different procedure than most animations in Source.

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vta, facial, morpher, morph-o-matic, flexfile

Making $jigglebones in 3ds Max for Source

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Feb 12, 2012

$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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Making Ragdolls in 3ds Max for Source

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Nov 17, 2014

Making a ragdoll requires you to use the hierarchy tab in the command panel, which may be a new area for less experienced modelers. Watch the video here to get a basic overview of how to make a ragdoll for Source.

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ragdoll, collisionjoints, ik tab, joints

Generating LODs

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Feb 13, 2012

The Level of Detail Generator on the Level of Detail Tools Rollout lets you generate LOD models from the root mesh. The tool will make lower-res versions of your model so that less polygons are rendered in-game when players move farther away.

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