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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.
Release Date: Jul 10, 2012
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Use Source Filmmaker

Source Filmmaker is available for free as a public beta.

About the 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)
Helpful customer reviews
212 of 221 people (96%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Takes some time to learn this software but is very fun and unique , i give VALVE props on this ,Since this is free the question is really is this worth the time ?

As i ask you this keep this factored in your nogin. Do you like to make videos? Are you interested in scene development,char development , animation-without bone rigging, creating a story or parody?

If you said yes to any of those then this is for you , if not dont waste the time it will take to learn this unique software.

8/10
Posted: May 28
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201 of 245 people (82%) found this review helpful
767.5 hrs on record
Easier than you think
Posted: April 23
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337 of 449 people (75%) found this review helpful
273.0 hrs on record
Best 3D Porn Maker in excistance.
Posted: June 8
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135 of 184 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Couldn't get past the first level. 10/10.
Posted: April 9
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
110.1 hrs on record
So Flipping Marvellous
Posted: April 1
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572 of 599 people (95%) found this review helpful
421.5 hrs on record
I'll admit, the amount of time it takes to learn this is hard. Very hard. Maybe it's even a turn off for some of you. But I promise, once you get used to it, you can make true art in the form of Valve games. Wether it's posters, or animations. It's something to give a try. It is free after all.
Posted: September 6, 2013
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