Dota 2 Workshop Tools
From Valve Developer Community
The Dota 2 Workshop Tools is a set of software utilities available as a free download for Dota 2 that allow you to create your own custom game modes (called addons). The tools package must be installed to create or play any custom game mode addons.
Warning:At this time, the Dota 2 Workshop Tools are considered an alpha testing release and only suitable for custom game mode content authoring. Developers creating cosmetic content for inclusion in the Dota 2 store will need to utilize the existing tool path. More information on that path can be found on the Dota 2 Workshop website.
|Addons Overview||Creating, organizing and releasing your Dota 2 addon|
|Level Design||Level design and Hammer information|
|Scripting||An addon's script code defines the game rules for an addon|
|Modeling||Models are the detailed objects or characters that appear in the game world|
|Materials||Images and shader controls are combined to create materials|
|Sounds||Audio production for addons|
|Particles||Effects like smoke, sparks, blood and fire are created using particles|
|Custom UI||Adding custom user interface elements for your game mode|
|Community||Getting involved with the modding community|
|Third-Party Tools||Developer tools created by the modding community|