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Making Your Sky

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 | Last Updated Mar 12, 2014

Series on making your 2D Sky and 3D Skybox in 3ds Max for the Source Engine.

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sky, 2d, 3d, toc

Making your 3D Skybox

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 | Last Updated Mar 12, 2014

Explanation on making a 3D Skybox in 3ds Max with Wall Worm.

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3D Skybox

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jan 27, 2019

Explanation on how to export a 3D Skybox from your scene in 3ds Max into your VMF.

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3d skybox, sky camera

Your 2D Sky and Sky Writer

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 | Last Updated Jan 29, 2016

Overview of setting up a scene in 3ds Max to render out as a 2D sky for your level with Sky Writer.

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2d sky, sky writer

Getting Started with your Sky

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 | Last Updated Mar 12, 2014

Getting started with your level with the intent of building both a 2D sky and 3D Skybox.

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Source Engine

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated May 15, 2015

Articles related to the Source Game Engine.

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Sky Writer

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jul 4, 2020

Sky writer allows you to render your 3ds Max scene straight into the Source Game Engine as a HDR 2D sky texture (also known as a cubemap).

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sky writer, skies, pfm

Importing Source Assets

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

This series covers the steps needed to re-use Source assets inside of 3ds Max.

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Making Ragdolls in 3ds Max for Source

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jan 18, 2015

Making a ragdoll requires you to use the hierarchy tab in the command panel, which may be a new area for less experienced modelers. Watch the video here to get a basic overview of how to make a ragdoll for Source.

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ragdoll, collisionjoints, ik tab, joints

Making $jigglebones in 3ds Max for Source

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jan 18, 2015

$jigglebones are bones that can automatically generate secondary motion without being animated. Making a $jigglebone in WWMT requires you to use the hierarchy tab in the command panel, which may be a new area for less experienced modelers.

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