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Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-07-21 22:06:57 Reply

This is the official SFM crew.

This crew is for those who use SFM, or are fans of those who use SFM.
We will show some of our projects, and critic/review others.
Provide some tips and tricks for certain effects or projects.
Show off some of our posters.
Help out each other if someone is experiencing difficulties with SFM.
Maybe even develop a project as a collaboration.

What is SFM?
ItâEUTMs an 3D animation program developed by Valve. It was mainly used by the company to make their videos.
Such as the Team Fortress 2 Meet the Team videos. Or the Left 4 dead intro video.
The main game that works with SFM is TF2.

Why not have this in the TF2 Crew?
ItâEUTMs possible for other game models to be imported and animated in SFM.
Besides, its not really a TF2 game, more or less a TF2 animation program.

How do I get it?
First get a steam account, and download it here.

How much is it?
ItâEUTMs free.

Rules:
1: DonâEUTMt spam a page with several post of your videos. If you have more then one to show, provide them all in one post. Or provide a link to your Youtube channel.
2: You are welcome to ask for help when you are having an issue, but before hand try to see if the solution has already been found.
3: No trolling.
4: No flaming.
5: No spamming.
Pretty much the usual as far as threads go.

Enjoy your stay.


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-07-21 22:08:02 Reply

I am sorry for that post, I don't understand why it got screwed up like that.


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-07-22 06:45:40 Reply

Currently still trying to figure it out, so I dont have anything to show yet.
Though I have been watching some of the stuff others have made on Youtube, and its pretty amazing. This is one awesome piece of software!

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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-07-22 23:00:18 Reply

Awww yeahh, as soon as the new month starts I'm gonna download it and attempt to make some cool animations!
It'll take a lot of practice though.
Gosh, but so worth it in the end.


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-07-22 23:36:04 Reply

At 7/22/12 06:45 AM, Lionelion wrote: Currently still trying to figure it out, so I dont have anything to show yet.

A lot of people are in the same situation.
I've made 2 videos so far.

I wonder how we can get the regular items + load multiple maps on one project.


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-07-23 01:50:46 Reply

I had a great idea, but, unfortunately, my computer spec. are not enough for it to run. The part where you were supposed to see the map... it's all black :/


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-07-23 02:40:49 Reply

Got it, like 2 weeks ago, I think. Still can't bloody install it.

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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-07-23 02:41:33 Reply

I still need to watch those tutorials, since I got a few ideas.

At 7/22/12 11:36 PM, DrClay wrote: I wonder how we can get the regular items

It's possible to import models, if that's what you're after?


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-07-23 03:31:48 Reply

At 7/23/12 01:50 AM, NiteCrow wrote: I had a great idea, but, unfortunately, my computer spec. are not enough for it to run. The part where you were supposed to see the map... it's all black :/

You did load the map right? If you're computer could run TF2 it should be able to run SFM.
My computer isn't the best, but it still runs it pretty well.
Just has a really low frame count when I first start it, and then it smooths out after a while.
Not the best, but still workable.


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-07-23 05:28:40 Reply

Downloading it right now, since I have a new hard drive with lots of space. I dunno if I'll be any good with it or not, but I suppose I'll upload some kinda bullshit.

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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-07-23 20:58:07 Reply

At 7/23/12 02:41 AM, Tally1989 wrote: It's possible to import models, if that's what you're after?

Yes, I am aware that people can import those models.
But I've seen people able to use the items in game, the items that aren't part of the default layout that is.
(wrangler, mad-milk)


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-07-25 02:24:02 Reply

At 7/23/12 03:31 AM, DrClay wrote:
At 7/23/12 01:50 AM, NiteCrow wrote: I had a great idea, but, unfortunately, my computer spec. are not enough for it to run. The part where you were supposed to see the map... it's all black :/
You did load the map right? If you're computer could run TF2 it should be able to run SFM.
My computer isn't the best, but it still runs it pretty well.
Just has a really low frame count when I first start it, and then it smooths out after a while.
Not the best, but still workable.

I've got the same problem, but TF2 works fine on my computer so I'm not sure what the problem is. It says that the map is locked whenever I press F11. Oh well, I was never good at animation software anyway.


Glides is done with his post.

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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-07-25 03:11:56 Reply

At 7/23/12 08:58 PM, DrClay wrote:
At 7/23/12 02:41 AM, Tally1989 wrote: It's possible to import models, if that's what you're after?
Yes, I am aware that people can import those models.
But I've seen people able to use the items in game, the items that aren't part of the default layout that is.
(wrangler, mad-milk)

They most likely imported the models.


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-07-25 06:51:51 Reply

I made this little thing.


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-07-25 06:53:27 Reply

At 7/25/12 03:11 AM, Tally1989 wrote:
At 7/23/12 08:58 PM, DrClay wrote:
At 7/23/12 02:41 AM, Tally1989 wrote: It's possible to import models, if that's what you're after?
Yes, I am aware that people can import those models.
But I've seen people able to use the items in game, the items that aren't part of the default layout that is.
(wrangler, mad-milk)
They most likely imported the models.

Also, no. You have to do import > sequence > choose, for example wrangler's idle animation, then import animation set for new element, choose wrangler and lock it to engie's hands.


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-07-25 11:33:10 Reply

At 7/25/12 06:51 AM, Prome wrote: I made this little thing.

You forgot the part when the engineers build 2 to 3 sentries in that area on the right of the Demomen, and everyone spawn kills the blu team the whole round.


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-08-28 20:46:16 Reply

Hey guys! I made a tutorial on how to get things to cloak in SFM. Enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onLdAk_c-Oo


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-08-28 22:47:53 Reply

At 8/28/12 08:46 PM, Rig wrote: Hey guys! I made a tutorial on how to get things to cloak in SFM. Enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onLdAk_c-Oo

Thanks Rig. I've been wondering how to do that.


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-09-15 17:51:47 Reply

We got someone making a 2 hour movie in Source Filmmaker!


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-09-22 14:17:03 Reply

So, I finally got SFM to install yesterday. And frankly I'm stumped. Anyone here knows a good tutorial (besides the Valve ones)?

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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-09-23 02:17:50 Reply

At 9/22/12 02:17 PM, Yoshiii343 wrote: So, I finally got SFM to install yesterday. And frankly I'm stumped. Anyone here knows a good tutorial (besides the Valve ones)?

What is it you are having trouble with?


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-09-23 03:58:39 Reply

At 9/23/12 02:17 AM, DrClay wrote:
At 9/22/12 02:17 PM, Yoshiii343 wrote: So, I finally got SFM to install yesterday. And frankly I'm stumped. Anyone here knows a good tutorial (besides the Valve ones)?
What is it you are having trouble with?

Seriously? Everything. From the interface, to loading maps/models, and all the stuff.
One thing though, when I load a project (Meet The <class name> projects), it takes quite a while to load + it's laggy when I play it back.

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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-09-23 10:35:14 Reply

I wish I had a PC I would have got that Steam.Oh well I like watching the animations though.


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-09-23 12:24:01 Reply

This thread won't be cool unless Jimbomcb posts in it.


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-09-23 22:36:38 Reply

At 9/23/12 03:58 AM, Yoshiii343 wrote: Seriously? Everything. From the interface, to loading maps/models, and all the stuff.

Well, thats what the valve tutorials are for.


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Response to Source Filmmaker Crew 2012-12-02 21:32:49 Reply

What does everyone think of the winners of the Saxxy Awards?


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