Introducing the Source Filmmaker

June 27, 2012 - SFM Team



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, Download the SFM today and start shooting your movie on location inside the world of TF2.


The SFM Blog

Here well be sharing news, tips and tricks about all things relating to our storytelling tool, the Source Filmmaker. Because its the tool we use here at Valve to create our own movies, we will be adding features as we need them and then sharing them with everyone through Steam. You can join our official Steam Group to stay up-to-date with all the latest SFM news.


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Contact the SFM Team at: sfmteam@valvesoftware.com

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