/r/SFM

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The Source Filmmaker (SFM) is the movie-making tool built and used by 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.


Welcome to official Source Filmmaker subreddit!


Rules

  1. Harassment of other users will not be tolerated.
  2. Do not advocate piracy of any intellectual property.
  3. Do not violate the SSA.
  4. Respect the intellectual property of others. Do not take credit for artwork that was not made by you.
  5. Keep reposting to a minimum. If a submission isn't made by you, please check whether it has been posted on the sub already.
  6. Blatant pornography will not be tolerated. If your content revolves around SFW themes but includes NSFW assets, e.g. pin-up posters, in the scene, please mark it NSFW.

 


Official Source Filmmaker Links

 


Useful Third-Party Tools

All of the following software are free to use

  • Crowbar - Source engine model compiler/decompiler
  • GCFScape - Source engine VPK package browser/extractor
  • VTFEdit - Source engine material authoring and texture conversion
  • BSPSource - Source engine map decompiler
  • Blender, and by extension, Blender Source Tools - 3D modelling/animation software for custom asset creation in Source Filmmaker workflows
  • Notepad++ - Text editor, used for model and material authoring in Source Filmmaker workflows

 


Related Subreddits

 


/r/SFM

62,015 Subscribers

1

How do i animate a walking mech?

i was wondering how to animate a giant heavy mech, expecially the walking cycle, im having a lot of difficulites finding it out

2 Comments
2024/04/25
22:21 UTC

2

Demon Sundowner

0 Comments
2024/04/25
19:46 UTC

0

I have SFM lags as soon as I start selecting models or moving them. I have a powerful pc and I don't know why, but on a weaker laptop I didn't have lags when working with objects. The laptop was on an intel processor and a nvidia video card. New computer on a ryzen processor and amd rx video card.

3 Comments
2024/04/25
18:03 UTC

2

Dialogue option missing from clip editor???

What do I do???

1 Comment
2024/04/25
17:53 UTC

9

[SFM] A Demoman Montage

0 Comments
2024/04/25
13:25 UTC

27

Scout Paralysis Demon

4 Comments
2024/04/25
12:01 UTC

6

A Pyro has come to check on the sniper he converted.

A continuation of my last SFM.

0 Comments
2024/04/25
11:20 UTC

1

anyway to easily get his colour blobbing effect without doing it manually?

0 Comments
2024/04/25
10:51 UTC

21

Big boss vs Storm Troopers

2 Comments
2024/04/25
09:14 UTC

5

Missing skeletons

I REQUIRE ASSISTANCE!!!

So, right now I am designing an image on SFM.

I was working, this is my first project, I was trying to color a bandana my engineer was wearing, and it crashes.

I load up the autosave and...

None of the skeletons work. Its just one dot. I can't model any poses. The sequences don't do anything anymore. Please help! (Reply here or DM me on discord, the_entity. (with the period))

5 Comments
2024/04/25
00:56 UTC

1

Question about particle systems

Hi! Could someone help me on how to recreate this effect (what functions i need to add to the system when i instance it) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T88sML_t688 (it's basically a helicopter kicking up dust as it lands)? I'm using hoovy tube's smoke and dust particle system.

3 Comments
2024/04/24
21:22 UTC

2

Why are those not showing up??? I ported them from GMOD

6 Comments
2024/04/24
18:26 UTC

0

Help On How To Convert FBX To DMX Animation

Can someone teach me how to convert FBX to DMX Animation How do I convert which software do I use to convert in Blender?

2 Comments
2024/04/24
18:20 UTC

1

[SFM] Jay's Bizarre Adventure | Episode 3 (JBA)

0 Comments
2024/04/24
14:26 UTC

82

Spotting Snipers be like

2 Comments
2024/04/24
14:07 UTC

21

This sniper's slowly losing himself...

I'm just experimenting with horror content. I'm pretty proud of this and I will definitely do stuff like this in the future.

18 Comments
2024/04/24
08:22 UTC

2

Does anyone know how to fix an animation freezing halfway through it? I've been having this problem for quite a while now.

I have rendered a 4 second animation, it freezes at the 2 second mark. Why does this happen??

2 Comments
2024/04/24
02:27 UTC

14

Best "Accuse" in LA Noire

1 Comment
2024/04/24
01:11 UTC

17

New reaction image just dropped!

Yes i madw this myself

2 Comments
2024/04/23
18:51 UTC

20

run

0 Comments
2024/04/23
17:53 UTC

21

Camp

3 Comments
2024/04/23
15:48 UTC

5

stevenberg, my first ever sfm animation i figured how to export in mp4

4 Comments
2024/04/23
12:55 UTC

10

"Your soul is mine!"

This didn't come out how I wanted it to. I hope you still like it.

3 Comments
2024/04/23
11:42 UTC

3

Caution Ahead

0 Comments
2024/04/23
05:38 UTC

2

Springtrap needs a Cerveza

Made by me

0 Comments
2024/04/23
05:09 UTC

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