Wall Worm

Wall Worm is a script and tool developer focused on 3ds Max and various Max-related pipelines. Historically, Wall Worm was devoted soley to optimizing the Source Engine asset pipeline. The Wall Worm toolset itself is a Source-only toolset. However, many new tools are generic in nature (for any game engine, VFX, VIZ, etc), such as the CorVex plugin and most other new tools.

See the official Autodesk blog feature about Wall Worm developer Shawn Olson, Wall Worm and Black Mesa: From Black Sheep to Black Mesa and Beyond.

Wall Worm tools allow you to create assets for Source in a way that was not possible before. You can build models, textures and levels inside one environment (3ds Max) and compile them straight into Source. Wall Worm tools have been used in the pipelines of many games including Dear Esther, Black Mesa and by designers of CS:GO Operation maps and many more.

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Wall Worm works in collaboration with other 3ds Max/Source developers to help enhance all the tools available to designers and mod teams.

Featured Articles

Stereo Flexes

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 | Last Updated Jan 4, 2017

Instructions on painting stereo weights to export into DMX.

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stereo, flex, dmx, weights

A Source for New Tools

2016 Year in Review for Wall Worm
Posted on Oct 31, 2016 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2016

Halloween 2016 news for Wall Worm and the release of a new MDL Importer for 3ds Max.

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halloween, 2016, mdl importer, black mesa

Latest Articles

Export Textures

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Dec 12, 2014

How to export your model textures from 3ds Max to Source.

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material, vtf, export, model, valve, source, vtex, wallworm

Collision Hulls in 3ds Max for Source

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Mar 27, 2020

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

Exporting Your Static Prop

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Apr 20, 2016

Basic explanation on using WWMT to export your static prop into Source.

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Preparing Your Model

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jan 5, 2014

Preparing your model to export your model with WWMT in 3ds Max to the Source Engine.

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Using WWMT

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

Articles on using the Wall Worm Model Tools.

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Global Settings and Configuration

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Feb 8, 2019

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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