Source FilmMaker – Bloody hell I always thought there’s only one M

As those who saw my articles knew, I use SFM for most of my article pictures. Today I’ll just go through how I create those images. By the way, I learned my way around SFM using these tutorials, so take a look if you’re interested. Before I get to the screen you see above, I first plan out my articles so I know what images I need. This also allows me to look for the Steam Workshop files I need before starting, but more on that later. I do create some of the images during writing when I feel that… [Continue Reading]

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The Saxxies are back again…

Oh hey, it’s the Saxxies again. And thank heavens they’ve made things a bit easier this time around. Well, kinda. There’s been a slight change in the rules. Short entries are still a minute long (otherwise they wouldn’t be short!) but the other categories have all been decreased to be 3 minutes long, down from 5 minutes. Anyone wishing to do a longer video has to enter in the Extended category, but the maximum is still 5 minutes. I can see why they’d lower this. Almost every entry last year pushed itself right up against that 5 minute mark, and… [Continue Reading]

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Saucy Source Stuff

Not much happens on SPUF, but occasionally someone will pop up with an idea or product or some other project they want to flog. I’ve always been happy to promote these things because I’m not a very good business person, but also because some of these things are occasionally really good. Yes, I know, it’s stupid to advertise the competition, but sometimes you come across something cool and you feel you need to share it. I don’t know how many of you remember Witchyyyy. They’ve done some very nice SFM stuff for us over the last year or so. She’s… [Continue Reading]

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Damn I am good at SFM

Now that I am over praising myself, I want to talk about what I can and cannot do with Valve’s Source Filmmaker. You’ve probably seen some of my SFM posters if you have been reading any of my blog posts not counting the Tetris one. I also sometimes post them into other threads but I usually post them into the Daily SPUF thread to keep it up-float. Here is a link to Imgur where I have most of my pictures. Also, below are some of my more recent ones as of writing this. Now, what I am not so good… [Continue Reading]

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I Understand, I Really Do…

Right now, people are angry. For the first time in, well, ever, the majority of players in the Team Fortress 2 community, at least the ones with access to any sort of tool of discussion, are united with the same thought in mind. That thought is “Man, EotL was a rather lame update.” For now, I am going to ignore the various promises and stuff that were thrown up. Let’s just leave that. Now, normally I am a optimistic, middle-of-the-road person. My complaints are generally justified, as is whatever it is I am agreeing with. I’m not normally someone who… [Continue Reading]

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The End of the Line Is Here

So, after three weeks of crates and a year of hype, the End of the Line, the second Community Update after Robotic Boogaloo, has finally, FINALLY arrived. Finally. What’s in this fancy update, you ask? Let’s count. The fancy, voiceless 14 minute video, the End of the Line, featuring a train with a bomb on it and Scout as always. 21 cosmetics, as seen in the End of the Line video. A variant of the sitting Pyro taunt. Something to do with ducks. Four new unusual effects. One multi-class weapon. Keys for those crates we’ve been deleting over the last 3… [Continue Reading]

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Meet the Director

With the recent 15-minute TF2 short finally released, Source Filmmaker has been on the forefront of many SPUFers’ minds. SPUF’s preeminent videomaker, Nethero has been a longtime mainstay in the SFM community. He has a popular Youtube channel showcasing his high-quality Source Filmmaker videos, and as we learned in this interview, he’s got a lot more happening in his life than that. 1.    How did you first get into video game film-making?   Not gonna lie, it was when I saw Practical Problems by James McVee.  That video made animating looks so easy, simply for the fact that it looked just like a… [Continue Reading]

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Expiration Date – The longest TF2 short to date

So, it turns out that we are getting an update. It’s called the Love and War Update and it’s a multiday one, the sort of update we haven’t had in a while! Although, to be fair, this is the first big update we’ve had in a while anyway. The star of the first day of the update though was the 15 minute long (alright, 14 minutes and 59 seconds) Team Fortress short Expiration Date, featuring all our favourite mercenaries and the lovely Miss Pauling. I’ll give you a brief talk over what happened, with some of my own comments, after… [Continue Reading]

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