Valve Software has announced that the workshop tools for Half-Life: Alyx are now live. Steam Workshop support for mods is also available so creators can upload the same and share them easily. What kinds of tools are we talking though? First up is Hammer, the Source 2 level editor which should help in making new environments.
Material Editor for creating and tuning materials, ModelDoc for viewing and compiling models with various attributes, and animation tool AnimGraph have also been added. You can also create new particle effects with Particle Editor or use Subrect Editor for “hotspots” which are smart texture sheets. All of this and you also get Source Filmmaker for animating and cinematic rendering.
If you’re having trouble getting off the ground, then there are a few sample maps included, showcasing how hotspots, meshes and so on have been utilized. Further documentation is in the works and creators can also expect more tools to be added overtime. Stay tuned in the coming weeks and months for more information.