Valve has announced a new program called Source Filmmaker, which allows people to create their own Team Fortress 2 clips with the same visuals Valve does. In the video they released they mentioned that the software “shrinks the entire production pipeline of an animation studio onto a single PC.”
The software will be released this year for the PC. “The goal of the SFM was to develop a storytelling tool that allowed us to create computer animated movies more efficiently, and with greater creative freedom,” said Valve designer Bay Raitt.
“Over the past five years, we’ve produced more than 50 animated shorts with the SFM. The Source Filmmaker will allow our community to create their own movies in Team Fortress 2 and in their own Source SDK-created mods.”
Check out the video below, which shows how Valve uses the software, and explains its advantages.