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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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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331 of 397 people (83%) found this review helpful
526 people found this review funny
818.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
99% of the people that use this end up making dog porn, for some reason.
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153 of 166 people (92%) found this review helpful
135 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
I have no idea what im doing.... But its working.
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155 of 174 people (89%) found this review helpful
148 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
Make Films
Always Crashes For Me
End Up Watching Other People's Sucesses On Youtube
10/10
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117 of 128 people (91%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
110.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
I can tell you stuff you increase in this software
  • 1hr - 30 hrs. / You probably not going to have the best image of all but don't get cocky either.
  • 31 hrs. - 55 hrs. / You have your first poster! Yea! but you can't submite it to steam because it's a .TGA file... boo...
  • 56 hrs. - 79 hrs. / You finally figure out to make a poster to submite to steam, show your friends (or not)
  • 80 hrs. - 100 hrs. / You're going to try to animate (like me) in SFM.
  • 101 hrs. - 149 hrs. / You're gonna try to make a model to submite to the SFM workshop.
  • 150 hrs. - 179 hrs. / You're going to make a SFM profile for yourself.
  • 200 hrs. / Who knows?
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156 of 184 people (85%) found this review helpful
173 people found this review funny
6,894.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
ehh . its okay.
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