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Bitmaps to Materials

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 | Last Updated Dec 19, 2016

Information on creating substance-driven material libraries and generating tri-planar projection textures without need for UV mapping.

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substance, bitmap2material, triplanar, blended mapping, blended projection, uvw, material library

Material Library Generator

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Oct 27, 2018

Explanation of how to use the Material Library Generator.

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materials, matlib, library, generator, vmt, import, vtf, tga, texture, settings

Textures

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jan 23, 2020

This page details how materials in 3ds Max map to materials in Source. There are two types of materials you can export: model materials and world materials.

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materials, textures, vmt, vtf, tga, source engine

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

Brush Materials have incorrect rotation and scale when using the DirectX Shader

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 | Last Updated Apr 10, 2012

The Wall Worm Material Library Generator originally created DirectX Materials for all materials. But updates to the VMF Exporter changed the way materials are interpretted. Whenever possible, you should not use DirectX Materials.

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material, bug, directx shader, rotation, scale

Archive of Wall Worm Version 2 Changelog

Archive of Changelog 2014 to early 2017
Posted on Oct 9, 2017 | Last Updated Oct 9, 2017

Archive of Wall Worm Version 2.X changelog in 2014 through early 2017.

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2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

OSL Seamless_Scale

Posted on Apr 25, 2018 | Last Updated Apr 25, 2018

OSL Seamless_Scale (triplanar mapping) shader for 3ds Max 2019.

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osl, seamless_scale, triplanar, 2019

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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displacement, texture, incorrect, scale, problem, fix, blend, worldvertextransition

Blend Materials and WorldVertexTransition

Posted on Dec 21, 2013 | Last Updated Feb 2, 2019

Instructions on creating a WorldVertexTransition material inside 3ds Max using Blend Materials.

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blend, worldvertextransition, material, displacement

Washed Out Textures

Posted on Oct 29, 2016 | Last Updated Oct 29, 2016

Instructions of getting your materials to import without being washed out in color.

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texture, import, color, washed out