Valve's Source Filmmaker now open to all

By Siddharth Parwatay | Updated 11 Jul 2012
Valve's Source Filmmaker now open to all

There’s good news for machinima enthusiasts. Source Filmmaker, the latest addition to the machinima sub-culture is now being shifted to open beta. Valve, creator of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced that their Source Filmmaker (SFM), would now be available free, to everyone.

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So what is Source Filmmaker? The SFM is a storytelling tool Valve developed inside the Source Engine to create all its animated short films, including those in the “Meet the Team” series of Team Fortress 2 shorts.

In closed beta up till recently, the SFM condenses the production pipeline of an animation studio down onto a single gaming PC. To help the community get started, the SFM includes all assets from Team Fortress 2 along with assets from two of the “Meet the Team” short films.

Head over to http://sourcefilmmaker.com/ to download the software and check out some of the latest community-created vidoes.

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Here’s an example of a short made in Source Filmmaker:

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Siddharth Parwatay
Siddharth a.k.a. staticsid is a bigger geek than he'd like to admit. Sometimes even to himself.
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