• Source Filmmaker Announced!
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  • [IMG]http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k55/lew-m-b06/sfbanner-2.png[/IMG] [URL]http://www.sourcefilmmaker.com[/URL] [quote]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 [URL="http://www.teamfortress.com/pyromania/"] "Meet the Pyro"[/URL], 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. [/quote] [video=youtube;Zri1c_If6Ic]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zri1c_If6Ic&feature=player_embedded[/video] Thanks to lew06 for the banner!
  • [QUOTE=uaredead2020;36518250]Another thing to delay EP3, bravo valve.[/QUOTE] It's too complicated for the Half Life fans to understand that companies have different teams to work on different projects.
  • Yes because valve doesn't have more than one workgroup. [editline]27th June 2012[/editline] Each week they either update Dota2, TF2 or everyone jumps around on forums spreading conspiracy theories about HL3.
  • [B]"or for your own game mods can be loaded into the SFM."[/B] HOLY FUCKING SHIT
  • This combined with Garry's Mod will create even more stunning videos easier. ME GUSTA
  • [QUOTE=Lesovikk1;36518629]This combined with Garry's Mod will create even more stunning videos easier. ME GUSTA[/QUOTE] I miss the get out frog now...
  • It's all I ever wanted! I hope it can export animations created in the Filmmaker to SMDs. But I can already see what shit the community will create.
  • Oh damn it it's a closed beta. Did the hardware survey, hope I get in but if it's anything like the CSGO Beta then I'm screwed.
  • [QUOTE=Amoral Crow;36519137]Anyone know how they're handling the distribution of the keys?[/QUOTE] Do the survey and hope they mail one to you in the coming months.
  • Mods + SFM Woooooooooooooooooo too bad that you need an invite though
  • [QUOTE=uaredead2020;36518250]Another thing to delay EP3, bravo valve.[/QUOTE] Out of all the upcoming projects that Valve has promised, this is like #3 on the hype list. This is actually huge for a lot of people. We weren't even sure if Valve would release SFM after Meet the Pyro (I know I forgot :v: ).
  • [QUOTE=Electrocuter;36519202]Do the survey and hope they mail one to you in the coming months.[/QUOTE] Finished the survey. Now time for tantrums of "THEY DIDN'T MAIL ME WITHING 10 SECONDS NO!" and "I'm ok i'm ok i'm ok i'm ok i'm ok I'M NOT OK NOOOOO!"
  • [QUOTE=Combine 177;36519112][img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/GoBackToYourReddit.png[/img] :v:[/QUOTE] Butthurt permabanned maybe?
  • [QUOTE=Reimu;36519246]Out of all the upcoming projects that Valve has promised, this is like #3 on the hype list. This is actually huge for a lot of people. We weren't even sure if Valve would release SFM after Meet the Pyro (I know I forgot :v: ).[/QUOTE] Yeah I'm amazed they remembered saying way back when Meet the Heavy was released that the Film Maker would only be released after all the "Meet the" shorts were done.
  • Oh man I can't wait for ALL source games to be added. The quality of source engine based machinima will be overwhelming, with a lot of them probably being shit, but the overall quality of source engine machinima will skyrocket.
  • [quote]Q. Can I make money with this tool? Yes, but not if you’re using Valve’s assets in your movie. The tool is free for non-commercial use. You can use Valve’s game assets (things like characters, props, particles, textures, and sounds) to create movies and images to share with the game community, as long as what you create is free. We’re not giving you a license to commercialize our assets. [B]However, if do not include any of Valve’s assets in the movies and images that you make, then there are no restrictions on what you do with your content and you can make money with it.[/B][/quote] This is why I love Valve, giving away an incredibly powerful tool for free, and this.
  • [QUOTE=a-cookie;36519304]Make porn in the Filmmaker. Do it.[/QUOTE] It will happen. I just know it will, nude models already exist. It's just a matter of time.
  • A new banner for you: [IMG]http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k55/lew-m-b06/sfbanner-2.png[/IMG] Pretty excited to see how this new version will compare to the old one. Hopefully it'll be a little easier to wrap your head around, I found the old one a little awkward at times.
  • i was hoping to be making stuff with hl2 assets to be honest, perhaps someone figures that out when people start getting their hands on the beta.
  • [QUOTE=DEMONSKUL;36519256]Butthurt permabanned maybe?[/QUOTE] The smart permas make make new accounts, also, MY POST IT ON A DUMB ROLE, KEEP IT THAT WAY.
  • [QUOTE=a-cookie;36519304]Make porn in the Filmmaker. Do it.[/QUOTE] Good idea right here.
  • [QUOTE=Electrocuter;36519202]Do the survey and hope they mail one to you in the coming [B]months[/B].[/QUOTE] D:
  • [QUOTE=raviool;36519713]i was hoping to be making stuff with hl2 assets to be honest, perhaps someone figures that out when people start getting their hands on the beta.[/QUOTE] You can use it with your own mod. Mods are based on HL2. Therefore simply create a new mod.