Source Filmmaker

Source Filmmaker

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Importing models from the internet to your SFM model list
By Katie
In this guid we answer the deep question some that are new to SFM have, "How do i get the models from the internet, into my SFM?"
This answer is both simple, and complex.
 
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Part One: Getting the Models
Okay, so, if you get a model from like Deviantart, be sure it is a .zip or a .rar file. Often times the download on dieviantart will be a .png (which is just a picture) in a case like this, look in the description for a link to Mediafire, or filesmelt (these are the two most common). Download the .zip or .rar file, and save it to your desktop. Be sure to have 7-zip, this will be used to exstract the files.
Part Two: Extracting the Models
Okay, be sure to have 7-zip (or some way to exstract the .zip/.rar file. Be sure to change the extract directory to your desktop, and press extract. You will now have a new file on your desktop which will be used in part three.
Part Three: Importing
Okay, okay, so you have made it this far, this is where it gets harder. Open the file you extracted to your desktop in Part Two, you should see a few folders. we will only use two of them, the two we will use are the models folder, and the materials folder. befor we do anything there, open windows explorer, go to: (C:)/program files/steam/steamapps/sourcefilmmaker/game/usermod
Once there, locate the folders labled "Materials" and one labled "Models". Okay, go back to the files you extracted, open the one labled "Models" drag the contents of the folder into the other models folder. for the materials, do the same thing exept put them in the materials folder.
Conclusion
Great, now you are done and can open SourceFilmMaker and use the models you have imported. Join our group for advice in SFM, or fellows to game with on Garry's Mod, TeamFortress 2, and more! Thank you for reading, our group is: Rare Equestrian Gamers

If there are any questions please drop them in the comments; though, i hope i answered the question, this is one of the most confuseing parts of starting to use SFM, so do not feal bad if you end up with a model have purple and black squares on it.


Have fun with your newly imported models!

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90 Comments
alexanderpsirois Sep 15, 2018 @ 7:12pm 
also in the video tutorial it would be good if you have a example with importing more than one model thanks
alexanderpsirois Sep 15, 2018 @ 7:11pm 
also i found out which folder i was suppose to put my contents in
alexanderpsirois Sep 15, 2018 @ 7:09pm 
so i looked at all the comments and not one of your responses were helping, if it's not much can you make a video version of this tutorial, it would help me and a lot of other people

thanks for reading this
Memfish12 Sep 12, 2018 @ 5:35pm 
I followed these steps but the models are INVISIBLE?!?! Help?!?!
alexanderpsirois Aug 23, 2018 @ 12:54pm 
update i have put every thing in the right place but the models are still invis
alexanderpsirois Aug 23, 2018 @ 12:50pm 
also when you put the materials in the folder if a window pops up saying you can replace some file do u say yes?
alexanderpsirois Aug 23, 2018 @ 1:30am 
for some reason when i go into sfm and use the model i can see the bones but not the model it self also were do i put the files in the tf models/materials or the workshop models/material? if you see this it would be awesome if you help me
Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:50am 
Hey Katisha, just a quick update! I got the models to work and everything is fine, thanks for your help!
K1N6_B00 Aug 11, 2018 @ 8:14am 
Alright I will. Thanks for the help!
Katie  [author] Aug 10, 2018 @ 8:58pm 
Heya K1N6, most likely it's for file paths being duplicated see my comment from august 4 for details.