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Source Filmmaker is a Source Engine tool used in the making of cinematic video game animation. It has been used in the creation of TF2's "Meet the Team" videos as well as the trailers for Left 4 Dead and its sequel. It has been officially released by VALVe in it's current state of Beta since the 11th of July on Steam. The SFM could be acquired prior to it release by modifying the program files. Some TF2 Freaks have been created with the use of this tool, most notably the Odd Scout.

Pros and Cons


  • The ability to use and manipulate characters and their pre-made animations.
  • The possibility to add a number of movie-like special effects and fluent animation.
  • Has a large community built around it.


  • Known to be buggy.

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