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.
User reviews:
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Very Positive (357 reviews) - 92% of the 357 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (9,709 reviews) - 93% of the 9,709 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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Very Positive (357 reviews)
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Very Positive (9,709 reviews)
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Atnortsi #TeamIt'sTimeToStop
( 798.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
i wasted my life on this
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Neliq | YT
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
This is everything I've ever wanted, commited to learning how to use this program and hopefully in the future you guys will see some of my work on YouTube! I've currently only used this program for a total of 100 minutes but rate it 10/10.
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Wind Waker Link
( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
one of the best animation software
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( 104.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Source Filmmaker is absolutely amazing for making animation.. From its Source.
Cuz' like.. If you don't have the sauce, you can't make your soggy sausages. Then people will call you fat for it.
I recommend you bake .3.
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siegedprincess
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Not to be rude, But i cant load a map. if you kindly fix that ill give a thums up.
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Frisk :D
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
i love this
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Jax
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
You'll probably spend like 50 hours not knowing what you're doing and then deinstalling it like me but other than that its a fab program and I give it a 4/5, and the reason why I'm not giving it a 5 is because I don't think this will give us Half Life 3.





Maybe that's what Source Filmmaker 2 can do.
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Mr. Pie
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
well i cant play but i see my friends use it and they have good contet you can make
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RedPixl #TeamPootis
( 1,178.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
It's an amazing software that's allowed me to become more successful.
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Gundos Mλnn
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
>downloads sfm
>says "I will make a good animation"
>opens sfm
>has no idea what to do
>watches long tutorials
>still doesn't know what to do

11/10 m8 best animation software ever
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
58 of 65 people (89%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
517.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Source Filmmaker is by far one of my favorite applications to use. I get to express these ideas I have and get to make them come to life. I find this community good, but sadly killed off from the wrong content. (FNAF, I'm looking at you!) This community is amazing, and I think that is has the right potential but the wrong content. Games like FNAF (Yes, only FNAF) Have plagued this community and everything related to it. You can't find a decent video without finding FNAF! It was just a fad, like Pepe. (Here comes Dat Boi!) Sadly, you find videos of twerking robots and poorly animated animations. That is why we need to take a stand, and work together to repair the dark plague. Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither was SFM. #MakeSFMGreatAgain
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53 of 69 people (77%) found this review helpful
63 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,199.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Source PornMaker [In Beta For 10 years]
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
106.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Now I can pretend to be an artist.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,641.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
I use to have a life.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
408.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Let's me make film with character
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
921.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
+ Any game in the current day can have it's assets ported in, so long as it's 3D
+ 2D characters that don't have initial 3D models have fans to recreate them
+ Meme recreator
+ Poster making
+ Thoughtless shorts
+ Long (as in over 5 minutes to even 30) cinematic films

Need I say more?
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
510.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
tries to make a movie with sfm
puts it off for a bit
starts animating
turns out better than expected
+400 hours on steam
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Get ready for the download time and the tutorials. This takes patience.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Get a Job Simulator.
Then: Lose Faith in One's Dreams.
Finally: ♥♥♥♥ It, I'll go into buisness.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
I have no fricking clue how to use this, but I've seen what it's capable of. 10/10 software.
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