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Anatomy of a Design Team

Teamwork in 3ds Max
Posted on Jan 17, 2018 | Last Updated Apr 3, 2018
Anatomy of a Design Team

This documents the most efficient setup of 3ds Max, Wall Worm and team organization for a Source Engine Project.

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teamwork, setup, wallworm, 3ds max, anatomy of a design team, source, team

Exporting Correct Smoothing on Models

Understanding Smoothing Groups and Explicit Normals
Posted on Dec 8, 2017 | Last Updated Dec 8, 2017

Discussion on smoothing groups and explicit normals and how they relate to Source.

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smoothing, normals, smoothing groups, smooth

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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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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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Collision Hulls in 3ds Max for Source

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Mar 15, 2017

Using WWMT in 3ds Max to create your model's collision hull with the Quick Hull feature.

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hull, collision, cm, convex, concave, collision model, physics model

WWMT Settings and Configuration

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Dec 29, 2015

This floater controls some of the ways that WWMT works in general. Things you set here will be set for the current Windows User's account for all following sessions running WWMT.

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settings, configuration, paths, config, setup, global settings

Prop Data & Gibs Rollout

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

This rollout lets you assign prop_data values to your prop so that it can be used as a prop_physics in Source. YOu can also assign custom Gibs models with this rollout.

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Utilities Rollout

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jul 27, 2012

The utulities rollout contains various features, functions and utilities to help work with WWMT models.

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Lighting Rollout

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jul 23, 2013

This rollout contains lighting controls and other miscellaneous controls that are either rarely used or are experimental.

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Attachments & Particle System UI

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

Attachments are points on your model where you can attach extra models and particle systems (guns, sprites, etc). This page details both Attachments and Particle Systems since the Particle System controls are also in the attachment rollout.

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Sequences

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Apr 4, 2017

Sequences in WWMT allow you to set QC sequences based on animations of your model in designated time ranges.

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qc, sequence, smd, $sequence, wwmt, wall worm