Hood the Psycho Nov 15, 2012 @ 5:25pm
How do i render properly?
I have ask a bunch of times on youtube and they all said to render as an avi file, but I tried that and it didn't work. Can anyone please post a tutorial on how to render sfm porjects then putting them on youtube, I will be most thankful( and mayby give a free weapon I don' whant).
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DictionofGame Nov 16, 2012 @ 6:42pm 
Here, I had the same problem. Read the hint it gives you with the incorrect render resolution thing.
DictionofGame Nov 16, 2012 @ 6:47pm 
In Steam, right-click Source Filmmaker, click Properties, click the SET LAUNCH OPTIONS button, and add -sfm_resolution 1080 to your command-line startup options.
Vintage Nov 17, 2012 @ 8:09am 
Err... I don't think he meant "render in 1080p instead of 720p", but "render at all"...
Here's what I do:

File > Export > Movie... (CTRL+M)
Make sure it's set to Export "Movie", in MP4 Format with MPEG4 compression and with No gamma adjust and with Audio.
Check everything else: Resolution (I go 720p), Duration (should be the full Sequence), and then More Options:
Render Settings: Progressive Refinement (Depth of Field (Use Camera sample), Motion Blur (Use Camera sample), and Sub-Pixel Jittering Anti-Aliasing), Ambient Occlusion (don't set it to show, since then there's no colours).
Draw entities: Game Models (World Static Props, World Brush Models, Ropes, Beams), Recorded Models (All).
Layoff settings: Nothing, unless FrameRate isn't at 60, then I override the FrameRate to 60.
Post-Render Commands: I don't know what it is, so I keep away from all of it.

Then I wait (about 3-5 frames gets rendered per second for me, so it's 12-20 seconds for each second in the render), and then I upload the .MP4 file to YouTube manually, not inside Pony(/Source) FilmMaker.
While it's uploading, which may take some time, (this is optional,) I create Closed Captions (Subtitles) for it. (Yes, I do that completely manually with Notepad++!)
Hood the Psycho Nov 17, 2012 @ 10:15am 
R234 Nov 17, 2012 @ 2:56pm 
I don't really like rendering in MP4, it messes with the video's contrast and makes it too dark. What I do personally is export as a PNG image sequence with separate WAV file, and put it all back into a video with VirtualDub. The quality is much better, and the resulting AVI file is much more compact.
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