CoolDudeClem Aug 6, 2014 @ 4:48pm
The Hammer editor that comes with SFM does not work
I have a little project I'm trying to do, all I want to do is have a greenscreen "studio" that I can use in SFM, have the chacters say and do their stuff, and then chroma-key it ontop of a video.

So anyway I downloaded the greenscreen panels from somewhere, got the dialouge recorded, then went into the hammer editor to make a basic greenscreen room, and I'm greeted with this lovely error: "FATAL ERROR, missing material 'editor/flatignorez' Go to Tools | Options | Game configurations and verify that your game directory is correct" what do I need to do to fix this? I went into the game configurations thing but I'm clueless as to whether anything there is set up right.

Also, how do I change the type of veiw the 3D camera has, you know so I can actually see what I've made, even if I make just a simple box, I can't see it in the 3D veiw, at all, no matter whether I select "3D Texrued Polygons", "3D Ray-Traced Preveiw", or even just "Wireframe", I still see nothing, is this becuae of the error or am I doing something wrong?

Also I don't like the colour sceme that they've used for the 2D veiws, is there anyway to change the grid colour on the 2D veiws from a bright pink to the more pleasing grey and blue like the Hammer editor that comes with Portal 2 has?
Last edited by CoolDudeClem; Aug 6, 2014 @ 4:53pm
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Pte Jack Aug 6, 2014 @ 4:52pm 
The SFM Hammer needs to be run by actually going to the SFM\Game\bin folder then right click on the Hammer.exe file. Select run as administrator. It does not function properly if you try to run it from a shortcut.
CoolDudeClem Aug 6, 2014 @ 4:56pm 
No, tried that, I still get the same result.
Pte Jack Aug 6, 2014 @ 4:57pm 
oh, have you reset your game configurations using the SFM sdk tool?
CoolDudeClem Aug 6, 2014 @ 5:38pm 
I don't think so, I don't even know how to do that.
Pte Jack Aug 6, 2014 @ 6:25pm 
That may be your problem with the SFM Hammer then. Launch SFM, instead of going straight to the Movie Maker launch the SDK, there Click Reset Game Configurations and say OK to the next 2 prompts ( http://imgur.com/bQFMItN ). Close SFM and Steam then relaunch Steam. Go to the SFM/Game/Bin folder, right click on Hammer.exe and select launch as an administrator and try it again.
CoolDudeClem Aug 6, 2014 @ 7:02pm 
Many thanks, I tried what you just suggested and it works now!
Pte Jack Aug 6, 2014 @ 7:36pm 
Now if you want to use a different flavour of hammer (ie the TF2 or L4D version), you'll have to reset the game configs again based on the flavour you want to use using the SDK tools for that game.
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Date Posted: Aug 6, 2014 @ 4:48pm
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