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 and Source 2 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

Exporting a Level from 3ds Max into Source

Brush Geometry, 3D Skybox, 2D Sky, Animated Textures
Posted on Oct 8, 2012 | Last Updated Feb 28, 2015

Video tutorial and sample file on exporting a 3ds Max scene into a Source VMF file with Wall Worm.

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Brush Materials and Decals

A beginning to end example of making and exporting brush materials and decals.
Posted on Jul 26, 2012 | Last Updated Apr 19, 2016

A video and sample file to show you how to export textures, brush materials, decals and a simple level from 3ds Max into the Source Game Engine.

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decals, decal, material, brush, vmt, vtf, export

Latest Articles

VMAP Exporter

Posted on Mar 2, 2024 | Last Updated Mar 2, 2024

The Wall Worm Level Exporter can export 3ds Max scenes into Source 2 VMAP files.

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vmap, source 2, hammer 2, level, map

PBR Material Support

Posted on Mar 2, 2024 | Last Updated Mar 2, 2024

PBR Material support in Wall Worm.

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Source 2 FGD Parser

Posted on Mar 2, 2024 | Last Updated Mar 2, 2024

The FGD parser in Wall Worm supports Counter-Strike 2 to create game entities inside 3ds Max.

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VMDL Exporter

Posted on Mar 2, 2024 | Last Updated Mar 2, 2024

Exporting VMDL files from 3ds Max into Counter-Strike 2.

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vmdl, vmdl_c, source 2, export, wwmt

Using Legacy CS:GO with Wall Worm

How to revive a project started in CS:GO after the update to Source 2 in Counter-Strike 2.
Posted on Oct 7, 2023 | Last Updated Mar 2, 2024

Instructions on using Wall Worm Projects configured for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive after the release of Counter-Strike 2 on the Source 2 engine.

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csgo, source 2, counter-strike 2, wall worm

Tutorial: Nuclear Cooling Towers

How to create nuclear cooling towers with Displacements
Posted on Dec 21, 2021 | Last Updated Dec 21, 2021

Tutorial on creating nuclear cooling towers as displacements for the Source Engine.

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displacement, curved, source engine, hammer, 3ds max, wall worm, corvex

A Decade of Wall Worm

Posted on Nov 29, 2020 | Last Updated Nov 29, 2020

Wall Worm turned 10 years old in 2020. Here is a little status update.

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Converting Displacements to Models

Posted on Oct 25, 2019 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2019

Steps on converting a collection of displacements to props.

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Starter Kits

Posted on Oct 14, 2019 | Last Updated Aug 14, 2021

Source Engine level design starter kits will automate some entity setups for common level design tasks.

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Wall Worm 4, 3ds Max 2020 and Black Mesa News

Posted on May 6, 2019 | Last Updated May 6, 2019

Wall Worm 4.0 Released and other news about 3ds Max.

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wall worm, news, GDC, game developer conference, 3ds Max, black mesa

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