If you read the last post, you know that I have been in England for the past two weeks. I have seen many different cool places such as York which has much old history there like Clifford’s Tower. I will be coming home on Tuesday. I should hopefully make some new let’s plays of some new games I have found out about. See you then.
In about 2-3 weeks I will be leaving to visit England for 2 weeks. On June 15 I will leave and return again on July 2.
My good friend, SGT.YORK, and his friend own a server on Day Of Defeat: Source. You can look at their server forums online here ——> http://sgtyorksplatoon.clanservers.com/phpBB3/index.php Be sure to check it out!
Survivors is a game similar to Slender, a game based on Slenderman. It’s a LAN only game (for now) up to four players. You are engineers in a forest lost. BUT YOU’ER NOT ALONE!!!!There is a demon/werewolf chasing you. It randomly pops up in front of you and screams. I haven’t beat the game yet so I don’t know the ending. Guess you’ll have to figure it out your self…
Valve has released beta keys out for people to use the program they used to make the “Meet the” series. If you use upload stuff to the Steam workshop you have a higher chance of getting a beta key. I didn’t contribute so if I get one I will be lucky.
“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, sign up for an SFM beta key and start shooting your movie on location inside the world of TF2 today.”
Here are some Q & A’s:
Q. What is the Source Filmmaker?
The Source Filmmaker is the movie-making tool built and used by Valve to make movies inside the Source game engine. It is how we have been making all of our animated short movies. Because the Source Filmmaker uses the same assets as a Source-engine game, what goes into the game can be used in the movie, and vice versa. By using the hardware rendering of a modern PC gaming machine, the SFM allows storytellers to work in a “what you see is what you get” environment so that they can iterate in the context of what it will feel like for the final audience.
Q. How do I get the Source Filmmaker?
You can apply for a beta key here and install it from Steam like any other free-to-play game. Note that the beta key request requires Steam to be running on your PC. Initially, we are limiting the number of beta users, but soon we will release the SFM to all users on Steam for free.
Q. I have requested a key, how do I improve my chances of getting into the SFM beta?
Contributing a highly rated workshop item is a good place to start.
Q. How is this tool different than other 3D animation tools?
Most tools only create a fraction of a movie: a renderer, a 2D video clip editor, a keyframer, a motion capture editor, a sound editor, etc. The SFM is a hybrid of all these workflows merged into a single system, where you can create an entire movie by reusing assets and events from the video game world.
Q. What can people do with the SFM?
The SFM allows a storyteller to create an entire movie on location inside the video game world of Team Fortress 2. Movies exported with the SFM can be uploaded to the web or shared like any normal movie file.
Q. Does the SFM create polygonal meshes, sounds, or textures?
No. you can think of the SFM as a virtual movie set with lights, actors, props and cameras. Fabrication is done using the same tools you would use to create a normal Source game mod.
Q. Can I bring my custom-made TF items and maps into the SFM and make my own movies with them?
Yes. The SFM is native to the Source game engine. Assets that you make for the TF2 Workshop or for your own game mods can be recompiled and loaded into the SFM.
Q. How many characters, maps, and props are included?
The initial release is for the game world of Team Fortress 2. There are nine characters, hundreds of locations and thousands of props, particles, textures, and sounds.
Q. Does the SFM work with other Valve Source games and mods?
At this time, the SFM is only being released for Team Fortress 2. Users familiar with modding with the Source engine will be able to mod the SFM build of TF2 to create new worlds.
Q. Can we make new characters or props?
Yes. Check out the TF2 blog posts for how to make a hat, a map, or a gun, or just to get an idea of where to start. We will also be creating blog posts on sourcefilmmaker.com in the near future about how to create new characters for the SFM.
Q. Can we use TF Store items?
Yes. All TF Store items will ship for free in the SFM. These items are only models, however, without any gameplay significance. While you’ll be able to put the Scorch Shot in the Pyro’s hands in your movie, your player won’t be able to equip it when you play online unless you have the item in your backpack inventory.
Q. Why are you giving the SFM away?
In the past, we’ve found that giving away our tools for free leads to the community creating amazing things for themselves and for others. All the items in the Team Fortress Workshop, and in fact Team Fortress itself, are a testament to how amazing the community’s creations are. We can’t wait to see what amazing creations you make with the SFM.
Q. Can I make money with this tool?
Yes, but not if you’re using Valve’s assets in your movie. The tool is free for non-commercial use. You can use Valve’s game assets (things like characters, props, particles, textures, and sounds) to create movies and images to share with the game community, as long as what you create is free. We’re not giving you a license to commercialize our assets. However, if you do not include any of Valve’s assets in the movies and images that you make, then there are no restrictions on what you do with your content and you can make money with it.
Q. What are the hardware requirements?
OS: Windows 7 / Vista (Windows 7 64 bit suggested)
Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
Memory: 2GB (4 GB suggested)
Hard Disk Space: At least 15 GB of Space
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 200 series card or better, or AMD Radeon 3000 series or better (NVIDIA GeForce 400 series or AMD Radeon 5000 series preferred)
Monitor: 1366 x 768 (1920 x 1080 suggested)
Audio: DirectX 9.0c compatible
USB headset with mic (suggested)