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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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BSP Compile Log

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

Viewing and using the BSP Compile logs.

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Finding Leaks in 3ds Max

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

Some information on finding and troubleshooting leaks.

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Slow Closing File or 3ds Max

This problem is fixed with sculpt meshes created with WW 2.82+.
Posted on Jul 30, 2014 | Last Updated May 20, 2016

3ds Max seems to hang when closing a file with a large sculpt mesh.

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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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My Model Scale is Wrong

All you need to know about getting your model scale correct.
Posted on Jul 20, 2013 | Last Updated Dec 3, 2016

Many new 3ds Max users have problems with the scale of their exported models not matching the scale in the Max UI. Here are some tips on solving that.

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Unknown Bitmap Filetypes Crash VMF Exporter

Do not use bitmap filetypes that Max doesn't know how to read.
Posted on Oct 18, 2012 | Last Updated Oct 18, 2012

Using unknown bitmap types on world geometry and displacements will crash the VMF Exporter. This currently happens if using VTFs in materials in 3ds Max 2013 since there is no VTF plugin yet.

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Displacement Texture Scale Sometimes Incorrect

Understanding Displacement Blend Texture Scale
Posted on Oct 11, 2012 | Last Updated Oct 11, 2012

This page explains one cause for displacement materials to be scaled incorrectly in Source as well as the solution. You should use bitmaps of equal dimensions in both materials controlling the Blend material.

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Incorrect Rotation on World Geometry

Fixed in WWMT 1.867
Posted on Sep 27, 2012 | Last Updated Oct 18, 2012

In earlier versions of the VMF exporter, non-rectangular faces on geometry produce inaccurate texture rotations.

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Some PSDs can crash VTEX

PSD files created with Viewport Canvas must be converted
Posted on Jun 16, 2012 | Last Updated Jun 16, 2012

PSD files created with Viewport Canvas can sometimes crash VTEX.

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