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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

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

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

Overview Exporter

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 | Last Updated Dec 27, 2021

The Overview/Radar texture exporter allows you to export an overview texture straight from your Max scene.

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overview, radar, texture, export, compile, resource, pos_x, pos_y, scale

Level Design

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Apr 23, 2018

An introduction into level design for Source using 3ds Max.

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level design, 3ds max, source game engine, overview, keynotes, argument for, why

Setting Up Wall Worm for Goldsource

Posted on Aug 28, 2016 | Last Updated Oct 18, 2019

Overview of setting up Wall Worm for Goldsrc.

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goldsource, goldsrc, hl1, cs1.6, installation, setup

Overview of Wall Worm Model Tools

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Apr 20, 2016

Overview on what it is that Wall Worm Model Tools is and does.

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Wall Worm Anvil

Formerly called Wall Worm Displacement Tool
Posted on Feb 12, 2012 | Last Updated Jul 25, 2017

Overview of Anvil. Anvil is a level design toolset to help send 3ds Max scenes into Source.

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anvil, overview, level design

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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vmf, animated texture, video turorial, sample file, download

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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