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Another month brings another great issue of our favorite SFM Magazine - SourceSTUFF!

SourceSTUFF Light (read the description) by WaitSama

This time you have a chance to learn about particles and how they work. Definitely worth a read!

Read the previous issues here:

SourceSTUFF Light SFM-Edition (read description) by WaitSamaSourceSTUFF March (read description) by WaitSamaSourceSTUFF February (read description) by WaitSama
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Hi there! Welcome to the SourceFilmmaker deviantart group. We're one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) deviantart group dedicated to art made in the source filmmaker software.

What IS the source filmmaker, and how do I get it?

The Source Filmmaker is a 3d animation software running on Valves Source Engine, which powers games like the Portal series, Team Fortress 2, and Dota 2. Although intended for the use of team fortress 2 assets, users import content from other valve/source engine games, and tech savvy users can go further than that by porting content from other titles or creating their own original models!

The software is FREE for all users with a steam account and can be downloaded here. The only requirement is that Team Fortress 2 (also free) is instealled and ran at least once.

That said, in order to have an optimal experience, make sure your computer can at least run Team Fortress 2 at high to max settings at 1280x720 and with framerates ABOVE 60fps, as SFM runs (and renders!) at 720p by default. Beefier rigs are more than welcome to crank that up with the "-sfm_resolution 1080" launch option.

RULES (Follow them to prevent getting blocked)

:bulletred: We only accept content made in Source Filmmaker. That means Gmod/XNALara/Poser submissions won't be accepted. Editing your SFM picture in post production via photoshop/gimp/whatever is acceptable.

:bulletred: As of 26/8/15, Pony content will no longer be accepted, following the results of the community vote. Instead, consider sending it to SFM-Ponies!

:bulletred: We currently hold quality control into the group. Please refrain from submitting posters that have Stock/Valve animation sequences in them, grainy ambient occlusion, or poorly angled camerawork. If you're new to SFM, please check our tutorials folder and/or the useful links at the bottom. There's a VERY HIGH chance your submission will be rejected if it has any of the above

:bulletred:If your art is rejected, you can request for a reason in SUBMISSION REQUEST (click here to read how to do that). If you do, it's advised you follow that help the next time around. There may be rare occasions where art is accepted, but advice is still given out. It's still in your best interest to follow it. The staff here know how SFM works and how you can improve.

:bulletred: THE DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES FOLDER IS ONLY FOR SUBMISSIONS PROMOTING A DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCE. Please stop submitting posters in there, it's a pain in the ass to remove them.

:bulletred: Any art containing sexual fetishes will be instantly rejected.
(how can people get pleasure with this anyways)

:bulletred: Hate pictures about [X] User will be denied. We won't promote hate against someone you dislike for [Y] Reason.

:bulletorange: There's a limit of uploads per day. Don't you fucking upload 10 pics in one folder. Give space to others, y'know.

:bulletorange: You can upload stuff made by people who don't have a da too, but please GET PERMISSION AND CREDIT those people.

:bulletyellow: HUMAN NUDITY/SUGGESTIVE will still be accepted as long as it doesn't break any of the rules and stays under da's standards. PUT A MATURE TAG anyways.
(Because humans aren't fucked up as humans with animal heads, right.)

:bulletgreen: Keep it cool.


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MEGATRON-RETURNS Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
do u accept free requests?
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TheDragonBoi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
thanks for accepting my request lads ;)
universetwisters Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
Thanks for accepting my request!
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thebronestbrone Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I was wondering....Why my tracer sfm wasnt accepted twice....
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browser-surfer14 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
i have a question. say that i wanted to promote /suggest a video collab, is it ok to promote / suggest it here in the group's comment or in sfm discussion tab? just wanted to confirm that's all in case i have a small group of people that can handle compiling of entries and such things related to making a video collab. thanks for your time.
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Kaymanovite Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Professional General Artist
I have a question. Do you know the good usage of PFM depth file for SFM poster?
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Superwhovian23 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I was wondering if You knew anyone who made custome SFM models or of a program where i could makes some(preferably a free program)
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MAGANNEAL Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
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Jazziecookies Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  New Deviant Student Interface Designer
Thank you for accepting my request 
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kittin12376 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like to know why my comic page was declined
Was there something wrong with the lighting?
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d4rkm4nolo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
I tried to search oninternet some tutorial for this but I didn't find it, and I wondered if you guys could help me out.

One of the last pics I did, I have problems with the shadows, because the shadows created by the map lights mess with the shadows created by the custom lights, and that sucks.
Do you guys know any way to remove the map lights or the shadows in SFM?
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CelestialDarkMatter Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Would this be allowed in this group? It's very, VERY heavily post processed (e.g. I actually painted over an existing model to make it look like someone else)
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XaiosSilverStorm21 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Is adding a 100 theme challenge made entirely in SFM okay or no?
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TopHatPyroMan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aight, I'm really proud in this one, so, may I ask where I shall place this?…
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techmonkey2000 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I have a quick question. So, there's no Undertale section. Is there a specific reason for this? it's ok if, like, you just don't want to make one. I understand. I'd just like to know.
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