Wall Worm Anvil

Formerly called Wall Worm Displacement Tool

Anvil is a set of Level Design Tools that help you get your 3ds Max scene into the Source Game Engine. The main features of Anvil are:

  • Tools to create Displacements
  • Tools to tag geometry as world (brush) geometry
  • Tools to tag objects as belonging to the 3D Skybox
  • VMF Exporter

Anvil User Interface

Download Anvil in Wall Worm Tools.

Latest Articles

Porting Levels into Source

General Overview of Converting Scenes that Were Not Designed with Source in Mind
Posted on May 14, 2016 | Last Updated May 22, 2016

Overview on porting scenes and levels from other sources.

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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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Displacement edge abutting other edges

Posted on Jan 23, 2016 | Last Updated Jan 23, 2016

Help understanding the VBSP compile warning about displacement edge abutting other edges.

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Displacement Alpha Blending

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 | Last Updated Dec 29, 2015

Information on displacement alpha blending and the shaders you can use to visualize the blending.

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Using Props in Your Scene

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2016

Article on re-using existing props in a scene.

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Making your 3D Skybox

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 | Last Updated Mar 12, 2014

Explanation on making a 3D Skybox in 3ds Max with Wall Worm.

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MAP Importer

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 | Last Updated Mar 23, 2016
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3ds Max MAP file format importer.

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VMF Importer

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 | Last Updated Oct 29, 2016
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You can use Wall Worm to import a VMF into 3ds Max. This allows you to bring in your Hammer project into 3ds Max.

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Understanding Wall Worm Displacements

Posted on May 31, 2013 | Last Updated May 19, 2016

Overview on working with displacements in 3ds Max for the Source Game Engine.

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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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