Wall Worm is a gaming and design group focused on developing content for the Source Game Engine. Headed by Shawn Olson, the group consists of various creative people across the globe.
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Missing Icons and Functions in 3ds Max 2022
Since version 5.9.3 Wall Worm requires 3ds Max 2022.3+ for the 2022 versions of Max.
How to fix icons and menus missing for Wall Worm in some versions of 3ds Max 2022.
Error Code 126
Startup Error Loading Wall Worm
Solution to a startup error and VTF bitmaps not loading in 3ds Max.
Archive of Wall Worm Version 4 Changelog
Archive of Changelog early 2019 to early 2020
Archive of Wall Worm Version 4.X changelog in early 2019 through early 2020.
Tutorial: Nuclear Cooling Towers
How to create nuclear cooling towers with Displacements
Tutorial on creating nuclear cooling towers as displacements for the Source Engine.
A Decade of Wall Worm
Wall Worm turned 10 years old in 2020. Here is a little status update.
[FIXED] Blend Materials Crashing 3ds Max 2021
Many DirectX shaders are crashing 3ds Max 2021, including the Wall Worm Blend Materials
There is a regression in 3ds Max 2021 that causes Max to crash when using Wall Worm's DirectX shaders for displacements.
Archive of Wall Worm Version 3 Changelog
Archive of Changelog early 2017 to early 2019
Archive of Wall Worm Version 3.X changelog in early 2017 through early 2019.
Converting Displacements to Models
Steps on converting a collection of displacements to props.
Source Engine level design starter kits will automate some entity setups for common level design tasks.
Wall Worm 4, 3ds Max 2020 and Black Mesa News
Wall Worm 4.0 Released and other news about 3ds Max.
3ds Max 2020
Wall Worm plugins available for 3ds Max 2020.
Wall Worm Toolbars
Wall Worm Toolbars available for 3ds Max 2017+.
The VMT Browser in Wall Worm allows you to browse, preview and assign materials from your game.
The Visgroup Manager in Wall Worm allows you to arbitrarily show/hide objects in your scene.
Topics related to scene management tools in 3ds Max and Wall Worm.
OSL: Multi Gradient
The Multi Gradient OSL map has several gradient masking options.
OSL: Radial Gradient
Simple Radial Gradient OSL map for 3d Max included in Wall Worm.
Convert Blends and 4ways to OSL
Converting DX Blend Shaders to renderable OSL shaders.
OSL Swirl is a simple texture map with a few controls on making swirl textures or swirl masks.
Displacement Proxies allow teams to work more efficiently with displacements in multiple files.