The Road to SFM 3 – Doofus The Scout

Share this PostIn this, the third of our YCB Road to SFM series, Trob with the able assistance of Blue show you how to use SMF from Valve Software to create awesome renders - in this case Doofus the Scout and his three sniper friends...  But it's not all just for fun watching Doofus and his imminent demise.  This set also teaches you some useful skills thanks to the back and forth between Blue and Trob in exploring game development from a gamer's perspective (Trob). Initially using rigged models the scene is set up and the models lit using a four ... Read More

Goodbye 3d-palace Old Friend

Gone but not forgottenIt was 15 years ago as of Halloween 2016 than 3d-palace first officially came to the internet - the site had in fact been going for some 3 weeks prior to Halloween however about the 31st a popular user on 3DBuzz (which was trending extremely heavily at the time) had posted on their forums leading to 500 people signing up on 3d-palace over the next two weeks. What was 3d-palace?  Well it was more of a concept, an idea and an ideal.  The site was supposed to be a place where people who wanted to learn more ... Read More

The Road to SFM 2 – Halloween Horror Goodness!

NOTE - TrobZombie sometimes uses swears.  Offended people please be aware and use the mute accordingly. Welcome to the second ROAD TO SFM!  A Halloween spook special on how to use the Source Film Maker for anyone interested in learning game development without having to start with cumbersome and massive game engines!  Source Filmmaker (abbreviated as SFM) is a video capture and editing application that works from inside the Source game engine. In this, the second episode (and we apologise for some continuity problems near the 50 minute mark) TrobZombie swears an awful lot while explaining how to create a ... Read More

Road to SFM Part 1 – Pyro Wallpaper

Welcome to the ROAD TO SFM!  A series on how to use the Source Film Maker for anyone interested in learning game development without having to start with cumbersome and massive game engines!  Source Filmmaker (abbreviated as SFM) is a video capture and editing application that works from inside the Source game engine. The tool, created by Valve Corporation, was used to create over 50 animated shorts for its Source games, including Team Fortress 2, the Left 4 Dead series, and Half-Life 2. On June 27, 2012, Valve released a free open beta version of the SFM to the gaming ... Read More

SFM Doodles Episode 0 – Game Development Small Steps for the Gamer

Timelapsed version of the 35 minute show and tell. Full version with audio (Trob and Blue) is below. If you have a fun request for a scene, you can email blue@youcanblue.com! Episode 0 (A technical test) of SFM Doodles with Trobzombie - a series on using the Valve SFM editor for people perhaps interested in games and interested in level design and animation but who do not have experience yet with 3d applications, complex game engines and the like. Follow along with Trob and his ENORMOUS ponytail (pics on request) as he demonstrates the simple way to use Valve's SFM ... Read More