Wall Worm


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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OSL: Swirl

Posted on Jul 16, 2018 | Last Updated Jul 16, 2018
osl swirl map

OSL Swirl is a simple texture map with a few controls on making swirl textures or swirl masks.

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swirl, osl

Displacement Proxies

Posted on Jun 18, 2018 | Last Updated Jun 20, 2018

Displacement Proxies allow teams to work more efficiently with displacements in multiple files.

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displacement proxy, sculpt proxy, xref scene

OSL: Lightmapped_4Wayblend

Posted on Jun 8, 2018 | Last Updated Jun 8, 2018

The Lightmapped_4Wayblend OSL map allows you to render 4way blends for props.

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4way, blend, osl

OSL Blendmodulate

Posted on Apr 25, 2018 | Last Updated May 7, 2018

OSL Blendmodulate mask to generate a mask as with a WorldVertexTransition shader in Source.

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osl, blendmodulate, 2019

OSL Seamless_Scale

Posted on Apr 25, 2018 | Last Updated Apr 25, 2018

OSL Seamless_Scale (triplanar mapping) shader for 3ds Max 2019.

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osl, seamless_scale, triplanar, 2019

OSL WorldVertexTransition

Posted on Apr 25, 2018 | Last Updated May 7, 2018

The OSL Shader for WorldVertexTransition.

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osl, blend, worldvertextransition

Bitmap Crop and Coordinates in 3ds Max

Posted on Apr 8, 2018 | Last Updated Apr 9, 2018

Tutorial on using the BitmapTexture crop function with models and world geometry.

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crop, bitmap, coordinates, uv, bitmaptexture

3ds Max 2019

Posted on Mar 21, 2018 | Last Updated Mar 21, 2018

All Wall Worm plugins now support 3ds Max 2019.

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3ds max 2019

Anatomy of a Design Team

Teamwork in 3ds Max
Posted on Jan 17, 2018 | Last Updated Jun 19, 2018
Anatomy of a Design Team

This documents the most efficient setup of 3ds Max, Wall Worm and team organization for a Source Engine Project.

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teamwork, setup, wallworm, 3ds max, anatomy of a design team, source, team

Imported Brush UV Scale Wrong

Posted on Jan 13, 2018 | Last Updated Jan 13, 2018

Fix for importing correct UVs on brushes when the source texture is not a power of 2.

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brush uv, import

Batch Import Levels

Posted on Jan 11, 2018 | Last Updated Jun 5, 2018

Batch import levels from Source and Goldsource into 3ds Max or FBX format.

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vmf, rmf, map, import, batch, convert to fbx

Exporting Correct Smoothing on Models

Understanding Smoothing Groups and Explicit Normals
Posted on Dec 8, 2017 | Last Updated Dec 8, 2017

Discussion on smoothing groups and explicit normals and how they relate to Source.

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smoothing, normals, smoothing groups, smooth

Archive of Wall Worm Version 2 Changelog

Archive of Changelog 2014 to early 2017
Posted on Oct 9, 2017 | Last Updated Oct 9, 2017

Archive of Wall Worm Version 2.X changelog in 2014 through early 2017.

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2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Archive of Wall Worm Version 1 Changelog

Archive of Changelog 2011-2014
Posted on Oct 9, 2017 | Last Updated Oct 9, 2017

Archive of Wall Worm Version 1.X changelog in 2011 through 2014.

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2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Wall Worm Beta Changelog

Archive of Changelog from 2010
Posted on Oct 9, 2017 | Last Updated Oct 9, 2017

Archive of the Wall Worm Model Tools beta changelog for versions 0.5 to 0.999.

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2010, beta

The Grid and Manipulation

Posted on Sep 29, 2017 | Last Updated Sep 29, 2017

Documents on the grid and related topics.

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Nudge Tools

Posted on Sep 29, 2017 | Last Updated Oct 9, 2017

Nudge Tools in Wall Worm

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3ds max, nudge, move, grid

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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vbsp, vbsp.exe, crash, stopped

Running Function with Keyboard Shortcut Opens Docs URL

Some of the MacroScripts in Wall Worm now have a default secondary action when executed with the SHIFT key held down.
Posted on Aug 1, 2017 | Last Updated Aug 1, 2017

Information on why keyboard shortcuts using the SHIFT key open the online documents for the function rather than running the function.

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SHIFT, shortcut, keyboard, docs

Creating Brush Corridors and Terrain

Posted on Jul 26, 2017 | Last Updated Jul 26, 2017

ShellVex functions for creating ShellVex brush systems from selected objects.

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shellvex, corridor, terrain, brush