Road to SFM Part 1 – Pyro Wallpaper

Welcome to the ROAD TO SFM!  A series on how to use the Source Film Maker for anyone interested in learning game development without having to start with cumbersome and massive game engines!  Source Filmmaker (abbreviated as SFM) is a video capture and editing application that works from inside the Source game engine.

The tool, created by Valve Corporation, was used to create over 50 animated shorts for its Source games, including Team Fortress 2, the Left 4 Dead series, and Half-Life 2. On June 27, 2012, Valve released a free open beta version of the SFM to the gaming community via its Steam service.  That is what WE are using!

While this is not an actual game engine, the principles are the same and it makes a great stepping stone with useful tools and methods that translate directly into using game engines like Unreal Engine, Unity and Lumberyard.

If you have any questions please leave a comment below, on youtube or on our facebook page.  TrobZombie wishes you a fun and sunshiny day!

Grab Source Film Maker from Steam today and have a play!

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