How to construct a prop in XSI, texture it, export it & compile to .mdl format and put in-game!
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 celebrate the announcement of the SFM, we've also released "Meet the Pyro", the ninth installment in the "Meet the Team" series.
Like all of our animated shorts, we made it using the SFM.
If you're interested in making movies and games in parallel, sign up for an SFM beta key and start shooting your
movie on location inside the world of TF2 today.
Latest tweets from @sourcefilmmaker
As Promised, We Have All Collectively Lost It T.co
Apr 3 2013, 9:55pm
The SFM Gets Its Own Workshop! T.co
Apr 1 2013, 5:24pm
Checkout the new SFM update for the new year along with a new Valve animation tutorial! T.co
Jan 22 2013, 8:10pm
Dec 7 2012, 6:49pm
The Second Annual Saxxy Awards Start in 10 Minutes! T.co
Nov 30 2012, 6:51pm
The Saxxy Awards countdown timer has started! T.co
Nov 28 2012, 11:07pm
Our friends over at Robot chicken made a stop motion TF2 short! T.co
Nov 6 2012, 3:42pm
Today we added images to the steam community hub for the SFM. You can now share your images directly from the... T.co
Oct 25 2012, 7:02pm
After the initial 12 tutorials, we've received a lot of requests to help beginners animate characters. So here's... T.co
Oct 4 2012, 6:22pm
Members of the SFM team will be at the Gnomon School tonight to chat about all things SFM. Stop by and say hello! T.co
Sep 25 2012, 5:20pm