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VBSP.exe has stopped working

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 | Last Updated Aug 28, 2017

VBSP can crash if there are no entities or world geometry in your scene.

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Texturing World Geometry in 3ds Max

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 | Last Updated Oct 13, 2015

Basic tips on texturing world geometry in Max, especially for those with a Hammer background.

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texturing, world geometry

Unknown Bitmap Filetypes Crash VMF Exporter

Do not use bitmap filetypes that Max doesn't know how to read.
Posted on Oct 18, 2012 | Last Updated Oct 18, 2012

Using unknown bitmap types on world geometry and displacements will crash the VMF Exporter. This currently happens if using VTFs in materials in 3ds Max 2013 since there is no VTF plugin yet.

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vmf, crash, material, vtf

Some PSDs can crash VTEX

PSD files created with Viewport Canvas must be converted
Posted on Jun 16, 2012 | Last Updated Jun 16, 2012

PSD files created with Viewport Canvas can sometimes crash VTEX.

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Brush Geometry

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jul 25, 2017

How to export brush geometry with the Wall Worm VMF Exporter.

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brush, geometry, layout, bsp, brush mode, tag, world geometry

Entities are Missing in Exported Scene

Solutions on missing entities in exported game level
Posted on Aug 29, 2016 | Last Updated Jun 18, 2018

Information on why some entities might not export into the game and how to fix that.

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entities, missing, fix, help, vmf, export, level

ShellVex

Posted on May 20, 2015 | Last Updated Apr 22, 2020

ShellVex is a scripted geometry plugin for 3ds Max that allows you to create convex geometry blocks from the polygons (or tris) of other objects in the scene.

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brush, bsp, geometry, world geometry, plugin

Creating Entities

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 | Last Updated Oct 27, 2016

Details on what objects automatically export as entities in a VMF and how to manually create other entities.

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Incorrect Rotation on World Geometry

Fixed in WWMT 1.867
Posted on Sep 27, 2012 | Last Updated Oct 18, 2012

In earlier versions of the VMF exporter, non-rectangular faces on geometry produce inaccurate texture rotations.

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vmf, texture, rotation, uaxis, vaxis, problem, incorrect

VBSP Parser

Import Detail Sprites into 3ds Max
Posted on Nov 1, 2013 | Last Updated Feb 22, 2014
VBSP Importer

Import prop details from your VBSP files.

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