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Need some help with Wall Worm tools or building assets for Source? Use the categories below to find answers. If you cannot find an answer, please consider using the WW forums; please only contact WW directly as a last resort--as far too often the time spent answering emails deals with subjects already covered on this site and the forums.

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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.

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menus, update, max 2017

Displacements Fail to Export

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 | Last Updated Feb 15, 2016

Some tips on troubleshooting displacements failing to export from Max into Source.

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displacements, troubleshooting, missing, fail

Texturing World Geometry in 3ds Max

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 | Last Updated Oct 13, 2015

Basic tips on texturing world geometry in Max, especially for those with a Hammer background.

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texturing, world geometry

My Material is always Transparent but I don't want it to be

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 | Last Updated Mar 23, 2016

Information on outputting the desired alpha settings for your materials.

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translucent, alphatest, transparency, opacity

Updates to WW are Missing

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 | Last Updated Oct 4, 2015

Steps on fixing Wall Worm to use the latest version that is installed.

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Max Crashes When Applying a Modifier

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 | Last Updated Sep 22, 2015

3ds Max scripted modifiers crash when applied to objects if the keyboard shortcuts include any assignments to the backtick key.

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crash, modifier

Unknown System Exception

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 | Last Updated Oct 29, 2016

Steps on fixing problems with an Unknown System Exception when importing files.

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unknown system exception, vmf importer, fgd parser

Help! There was an Error and Now Max is Frozen

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 | Last Updated Jun 26, 2015

If there is a MAXScript error during some functions, the MAX UI can remain in limbo (frozen or non-responsive). Here is the function to fix this.

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frozen, freeze, UI, 3ds Max

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

BSP Compile Log

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 | Last Updated Aug 8, 2014

Viewing and using the BSP Compile logs.

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vbsp, bsp, compile, log, error