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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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displacements, convert, props, mdl, render to texture

MDL File Loader

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 | Last Updated Apr 8, 2019
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

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

Convert Blends and 4ways to OSL

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 | Last Updated Jul 24, 2018

Converting DX Blend Shaders to renderable OSL shaders.

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render, displacements, directx, osl

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

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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props

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

Bad Texture Alignment on Brush Geometry and Displacements

Fixed in VMF Exporter 1.21 (WWMT 1.768)
Posted on Feb 13, 2012 | Last Updated Mar 29, 2012

The current VMF Exporter does not yet export the correct texture alignment, rotation and scaling on brush geometry and displacements.

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Error When Updating Wall Worm

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 | Last Updated Aug 31, 2018

Some problems that can occur when updating Wall Worm and Wall Worm Pro, along with some workarounds.

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update, updating, error, maxscript garbage collection, freeze

Advanced Texture Controls

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 | Last Updated Mar 31, 2017

With Wall Worm Pro, you can export arbitrary texture maps as VTF files in Source.

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vtf, wwpro, texture, procedural