Importers

 Wall Worm currently has several importers :

VMF Importer: Below is a screen shot of a VMF imported from Dear Esther with complete geometry and entities. It supports brush geometry, displacements, entities, visgroups and materials.

Map Importer: Below is a screen shot of a level imported from a Goldsrource map file.

SMD, VTA and QC Importer: Import standalone SMD or VTA files; Import entire models with QC files, including animations, hulls, LODs, settings, etc.

Materials: You can import an entire library with the Material Library Generator or individual materials with the VMT Importer.

DXF importer which only automates some of the steps necessary to make an imported DXF scene compatible with re-exporting with the VMF Exporter. You should probably use the VMF importer instead if you have an option.

VTF Importer: You can now view VTF files natively insise 3ds Max 2012-2015 if you have the Wall Worm Pro installed.

Latest Articles

Importing Models

Posted on Mar 12, 2017 | Last Updated Mar 12, 2017

Articles and documents related to importing model assets into 3ds Max.

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Why are Models Appearing as Cubes?

When reopening a scene the models can appear as cubes if the game settings do not include paths to the source MDL files.
Posted on Mar 4, 2017 | Last Updated Mar 4, 2017

This document explains why models can appear as cubes instead of props when importing VMF or MDL nodes.

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mdl, model, cube

MDL Loader isn't working

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

Instructions on manually setting the correct plugin paths if WW did not set them during installation.

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plugin paths, mdl loader troubleshooting

MDL File Loader

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2016
Wall Worm and Black Mesa MDL plugin

Geometry Plugin to load Valve's MDL files directly into 3ds Max.

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mdl, model, import, vpk

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

Prop Libraries

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 | Last Updated Dec 7, 2016

Creating Prop Libraries for re-using assets in Wall Worm Projects.

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library, props

Unpacking GCF and VPK Files

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 | Last Updated Mar 13, 2017

Using GCFScape to extract Source content for 3ds Max. Use VTF Edit and Crowbar to convert content.

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gcfscape, crowbar, vtfedit, import

VBSP Parser

Import Detail Sprites into 3ds Max
Posted on Nov 1, 2013 | Last Updated Feb 22, 2014
VBSP Importer

Import prop details from your VBSP files.

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vbsp, detail, sprites, importer, detailsprites

MAP Importer

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 | Last Updated Mar 23, 2016
cs 1.6 importstonerhenge, map, level, importCS 1.6 Map Imported into 3ds Max

3ds Max MAP file format importer.

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map, importer. HL1, goldsource level

VMF Importer

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 | Last Updated Mar 4, 2017
Esther VMF ImportJakobson in 3ds Max

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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vmf, import, importer, hammer, 3ds max, hammer-to-max