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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.

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.


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Release is near!

Release is near!

Aug 1, 2013 The Forgotten Ones News 6 comments

The Forgotten Ones v2.0 is finally approaching its decided release date. The mod is soon ready to be delivered at your doorstep! Now let's setup a brief...

TFO June Update, New Trailer & Recruitment!

TFO June Update, New Trailer & Recruitment!

Jun 16, 2013 The Forgotten Ones News 4 comments

Some months has passed since the last news update, many things within the mod has been changed and many new things has been constructed. We are definitely...

How to make a prop in XSI for HL2

How to make a prop in XSI for HL2

Apr 15, 2013 Tutorial 2 comments

How to construct a prop in XSI, texture it, export it & compile to .mdl format and put in-game!

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Congratulations to the End Of The Line team on an amazing, action-packed short! T.co

Dec 10 2014

Import / Export update now available! T.co

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Double DLC update - Plum Blossoms and Dinosaurs! (Blade Symphony and Dino D-Day!) T.co

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