The Source Filmmaker (SFM) is the movie-making tool built and used by us here at Valve to make movies inside the Source game engine. Because the SFM uses the same assets as the game, anything that exists in the game can be used in the movie, and vice versa.
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Very Positive (402 reviews) - 91% of the 402 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (9,150 reviews) - 92% of the 9,150 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Jul 10, 2012

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"(Free) movie-making tool built by Valve to make movies inside the Source game engine."

About This Software

The Source Filmmaker (SFM) is the movie-making tool built and used by us here at Valve to make movies inside the Source game engine. Because the SFM uses the same assets as the game, anything that exists in the game can be used in the movie, and vice versa. By utilizing the hardware rendering power of a modern gaming PC, the SFM allows storytellers to work in a what-you-see-is-what-you-get environment so they can iterate in the context of what it will feel like for the final audience.

To get started, just click the button above to install. The SFM includes all the base game assets from Team Fortress 2 along with assets from some of the first “Meet the Team” short films.

Resources

Once you're up and running, here are some general resources for finding help and learning how to get the most out of the Source Filmmaker.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Vista (Windows 7 64 bit suggested)
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
    • Memory: 2GB (4 GB suggested)
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 200 series card or better, or AMD Radeon 3000 series or better (NVIDIA GeForce 400 series or AMD Radeon 5000 series preferred)
    • Monitor: 1366 x 768 (1920 x 1080 suggested)
    • Hard Drive: At least 15 GB of Space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible USB headset with mic (suggested)
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dr.awesome524
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
I`ve seen alot about this and have been trying to use it, but for some dumb reason my Source Filmaker doesn`t work and crashes immediately after launch. I also tried to delete the content and reinstall, but that didn`t work either. If somebody can help and this thing gets up and running, then I`ll immediately turn this to a thumbs up.
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BenWR | Jamee9
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Its the Platform to release your creativity and idea as a Animation or as a Poster.Really Love this Software and it is easy to use and a smooth interface.
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skydoespootis
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
htf do i do the models n stuff
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pemon123
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
Very good
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trader
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
awsome
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ericabanks432
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
It never work and not as easy as people makes it.
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|E.E.G.S| Kino
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
This program is very fun to learn and use, valve is still doing updates on it to keep animators, and poster makers up to date on the latest thing, and the community is making great content for the users to enjoy and use in the creations.
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Hatty Mikune
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
i hate video games
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LoGo8S
( 53.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
The problem i have is that i have to redownload the app to get the map whne i close it
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Chucklenuts
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
best animator evaaaaa
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Renty
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Its ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥.
When im moving in the work camera im lagging and i cannot put models WTF VOLVO
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Pandemonium
( 21.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
7.
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PGHGAMES
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
You can make porn on here so 11/10



I cant wait to jack off real hard tonight
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PianoMan_2012
( 601.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
Beautiful. Difficult to get the hang of at first, but then becomes very very useful. 10/10 Would use application to help me start playing a game.
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[BT] Rein
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Nice Software
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Doofy
( 168.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
This software is good for begginers to learn animation. The program is good but the interface is difficult as well as learning to properly move most models. The program should be made as simple as possible without removing any advanced features. The coloring is dumb and requires a mod that doesn't work to change models. It can only change a specific portion of the model, and good customization.
It's also good for making porn as I looked up sfm porn and got so many results. Most of it was clearly made by 35 year old pedophiles living in their parents's basement taking video game characters, especially the youngest ones and making them participate in sexual intercourse.
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Bonzi37 (dentist soon)
( 123.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
If u wanna animate u can do it hear it has some glitches and stuff but it is very fun in general







Hope this is helpful
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The Gemini Gamer
( 367.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
Source Filmmaker what do I think about the software I think it is a great software I'll be it a tad difficult to use at first and still is I still have to practice animation with the software the main use I have been using the software for is poster making which once I learn how to use a function I tind to right it down anlater make a private video on it though I have been convinced to upload it to YouTube as a tutorial series
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rednico6
( 30.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
great
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It's a better animation tool then drawing it
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
73.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
The Source Filmmaker (abbreviated as SFM) is a video capture and editing application that works from inside the Source game engine. The tool, created by Valve Corporation, was used to create over 50 animated shorts for its Source games, including Team Fortress 2, the Left 4 Dead series, and Half-Life 2. On June 27, 2012, Valve released a free open beta version of the SFM to the gaming community via its Steam service.

Unlike most movie-making tools, which only create a small part of a movie, the Source Filmmaker merges all animation and effect workflows onto a single PC. With SFM, one can create movies and posters by using assets and events from the video game world, providing creators with a "'what you see is what you get' environment".
SFM gives the user a "Work Camera" that enables them to see what they are doing without messing up the scene cameras. It also uses three main user interfaces for making films with:

The Clip Editor is used for recording, editing and arranging shots, which can contain recorded gameplay and user-placed assets. The Clip Editor also allows the user to place and arrange sound files and video filters.
The Motion Editor is used for motion adjustments over time, such as seamlessly grafting two animations together. Motion presets (e.g. jittering, smoothing) can also be applied onto selected motion paths.

The Graph Editor is used for editing motion through creating keyframes; this is extremely useful in pose-to-pose animation.

SFM allows users to record and edit motion from gameplay or scratch, as well as record a character many times over in the same scene, creating the illusion of multiple entities. SFM can support a wide range of cinematographic effects and techniques such as motion blur, Tyndall effects, Dynamic Lighting, and depth of field. SFM also applies motion blur per-object. It also allows manual animation of bones and facial features, allowing the user to create movements that don't occur in-game (as in games, nearly all character animation sequences are stored in a set of different movements, and the amount of different animation sequences is limited).
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
this platform does not support making fnaf porn of chica and minecraft steve.

thats why its good.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
+Good for making Character Pose or Landscape
+Good at making animation
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
81.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Amazing software, easy to create animations or SFM posters, and it allows you to be creative.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
365.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Product received for free
Awesome applicatrion! I give it a 10/10! Makes amazing animations :)
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Source Film Maker can be a bit tricky at first, but after a few weeks it becomes really easy to use! :D
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
crashed my pc 10/10-IGN
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Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Great software to create great hentai. 10/10
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3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Dont know how to use Rip
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Recommended
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
Crashing intensifies....


Great program tho.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
113.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
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This Is Amazing :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Very hard, very but 11/10 three thumbs up
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
Souce Filmmaker is one of the greatest, if not the best creation for people to make animations. Highly developed, very amazing, it even stars Team Fortress 2, The best game in my opinion. Anyway, I find it very hard to use. If you wanna make an animation, you better get on Youtube right now and start watching tutorials, because getting on this with no idea of what is going to come up is not the way to go. I feel that its too hard for early people, and there's hardly any updated videos on youtube for this updated version. For that said, I am suggesting this to people who HAVE experience in animation and modeling... But anyone can use it! I don't know how to use it, but I am learning! So go out there and make some animations!

Oh and I rate this 4/5. Recommended? erm.. Its hard to choose. But I'd say YES! Recommended.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Product received for free
really good to make animations and posters 10/10
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Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
10 hours later: finally imported a model

10/10
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