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 (356 reviews) - 94% of the 356 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (9,459 reviews) - 93% of the 9,459 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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Recent:
Very Positive (356 reviews)
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Killer memestar
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
so ♥♥♥♥ing hard to learn
But it is dank
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butterybiscuits
( 227.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
A amazing way to get your feet wet into 3D animation,
HOWEVER! You must have this in mind BEFORE you download th
1: it's has not had any major updates and still is a 32bit program. And YOU WILL CRASH ALOT
if you do not have a high spec machine.

2: you will not become a Steven Spielberg over a day!
You must learn and study this program to get closer to decent quality animatons.
You must be willing to watch and study other sfm animators and study movement.

If you are a little child/weeaboo who thinks that you can instantly be good at it, this is not for you
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mr.engineer
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
its a good software to animate me myself im not really good at it but i do inspire other people with good talent with animation to use it because once you learn how it works you can make amazing things with it and if you don't want to animate you could also make a poster or something with it so i'd give this a 9/10 good luck
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Gatsby
( 46.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
9.9/10 sorry :'v . Why not 10/10? I had to watch all tutorials .___. still worth it doe. :v
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Ford
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
it is not in my library list and i can uninstall it how do i do that
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Peridot
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I use it to make porn and post on the internet.
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Kittycake246
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
WOW dis is fun
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Juanimations - SFM
( 91.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Made some very smexy posters! You should check them out <3
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Frosty
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Make anything
Poster
Movie anything
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Martinreality
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
From the start when i downloaded Sfm,It Was Like Downloading Sony Vegas Pro (You didn't understand anything,You tried something and then gived up.And this was a simlar story to Sony Vegas Tried,but then ♥♥♥♥ this i will go back to camtasia.Later when i mastered and learned to be pacient of making videos,pulling effort,and being original,for me it was 25% success.But later i tried to master sony vegas and it worked! After tottaly 1 year of learning editting softwares,you feel godlike and know what to produce on any software!

So this is my little backstory of how pacient mind can do clever things.
Pros
+All Steam games as a texture (maps,characters,props)loaded successfully.But Only For Volvo Games.But you can add form other games (maps,characters,props) aswell if you go search in Youtube
+Less ♥♥♥♥ than on any editing software (Editing line,sound) It's like in one image and it's awesome :D
+It's Free ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
+You can make movies with it,even better than Michael Bae

Cons
-Corrupted Save File
-For Old Pc Users it will be pain in the ♥♥♥ to use it
-Models Sometimes are glitchy......................... ♥♥♥♥ this they are glitchy every time
-Prop 404 has not found

Verdict
If you're average skills on sony vegas is normal,then for you it will be a lot easier.But for those who do nothing well........ hello darkness my old friend......
For Normal Sony Vegas User 9/10.For Pepole who are doing nothing -?/10
And yes i know i got only 4 hours but hey! Time Flies ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
58 of 63 people (92%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,472.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
When you learn how to use it, this ♥♥♥♥'s fun.
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39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
81 people found this review funny
Recommended
149.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
After 56 hours I finally learned how to load a map.

Edit: Finally learned how to open the Model screen
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57 of 76 people (75%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
You clicked the helpful button. For some reason you feel satisfied, but wonder why you did it. Everything is clear now. All the secrets of the universe, no longer secrets, all your dreams, a reality. I guess clicking that one button can change the world.
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
260.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
10/10 if you learn to make good artwork you can get some good pay
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Sfm is amazing! I highly recommend this for gamers or just people who are into advanced animating.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
664.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
The 600+ hours I spent in this software were all used to idealize never executed projects.
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
What can i say about SFM...
Its a beautifull tool that is very hard to master, but its worth the effort.

9.5/10
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
MY SFM EXPERIENCE


*1hr- I can make faces?
*4hr-I redid Meet the Heavy.
*24hr-I made a 5-second animation!
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
82.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
you can make stuff in here
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Cool and fun,but takes a bit time if you want to make good-looking artworks,easy to learn the basics though.
And really helpful for people that wants to make profit,i used to make SFM Animations for 1 Dota/CS/Tf2 Key,and it went pretty well so i made a bit money from it.If you're bored spend time on this.
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