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Recommended shading
by Mypowerbob
This guide will show you the recommended settings for camera shadowing on a model, NOT SHADOW ON GROUND, SHADOW ON A MODEL LIKE IN ARMPITS AND SUCH!...
Bone Names of the HWM TF2 Characters That Ship With SFM
by Pte Jack
Bone names all depend on what model is used in SFM. I created this guide to show the bones names of the HWM TF2 Character models that ship with Source Filmmaker. The Player Model bone names are different, and it you are using a Hexed TF Game Model like...
I Downloaded Fixed Mats From the Workshop, But My Items Are Still Black?? - WTH???
by Pte Jack
So you've downloaded repaired materials for original SFM Misc Items from the Workshop but on loading them into SFM, they're Still Black or Unpaintable. The reason for this is that you still have the ORIGINAL materials in your GAME folder (usually the t...
Using Multiple Maps in a SFM Session
by Pte Jack
SFM uses maps at both a Session Level (default) and at Shot Level. In order to use multiple maps in a single session, maps have to be defined at the Shot Level. This video guide will show the process required to use multiple maps in a session....
Importing and Hexing Left 4 Dead 2 Workshop Content into SFM
by 6000 ANGRY BEES
The L4D2 Workshop has lots of interesting models that aren't available anywhere else. Here's how to use them!...
SFM - How to Protect Your Downloaded Workshop Items
by Pte Jack
So, three months ago you found that PERFECT model in the SFM Workshop and subscribed to it. Over the last 3 months you've dedicated hundreds of hours painstakingly animating it. You created custom animations for it and imported them in all the right place...
How to Fix: Objects Stops Moving
by Christoffer395
Does your objects stop moving after about 65 seconds? This guide will help you solve the problem (mostly)!...
Creating Loadout Posters for your Loadout Poster needs
by Rya
Showing you how to make your own loadout posters with Source Film Maker...
Source Game Compatibility List
by 6000 ANGRY BEES
A list of Source Engine games and whether their models or maps are compatible with SFM (and in what way). Please contribute any info and help complete this!...
Three Point Lighting
by Haroony
This guide will teach you how to do basic three point lighting in the Source FilmMaker...