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Source Filmmaker is the movie-making tool built and used by Valve to Meet The Soldier ("Meet The Team" series), August 22, , Team. 5 days ago Meet the Team movies; Promotional movies; Developmental Released April 19, , Meet the Soldier . Download it on Steam. Directed by Robin Walker. With Rick May, Dennis Bateman, Gary Schwartz, Nathan Vetterlein. In this Team Fortress 2 short, we get to meet the Soldier. He is a.
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Due to this highly positive reception, Valve announced plans to release a Meet the Team video for each individual class in the game, with possible side-features for items and non-player characters such as Meet the Sandvich. Developer Robin Walker has stated that the shorts "tie in to the strategy we have with TF2 of continually updating the service What the videos do is give ways for people who don't even have Team Fortress 2 yet to get some entertainment from the game.
And that may turn them into TF2 players and customers. Game writer Eric Wolpaw said creating the series "helped everyone on the team get a little bit more in tune with who that particular character was, so we just kept knocking them out and they kept on being popular".
An example of the series' influence on the design of the game was the Sandvich. According to Walker, the item "came almost directly out of the movie We felt the movie had justified and created a way for us to have a 'Sandvich' in the game and have that action [of eating it] make any kind of sense in our game world".
Congratulations to the winners of the Seventh Annual Saxxy Awards!
Another item to be introduced after its appearance in the series was Jarate which was added after its debut in Meet the Sniper. The series also assisted in the development of game technology. Valve used Meet the Heavy to test the facial animation system the studio was developing for Team Fortress 2.
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According to Walker, the new system "allowed our characters to have a much greater range of expressions than we were able to do in Half-Life We wanted a test case for that".
The resulting technology produced in the creation of the Meet the Team series now appears in the game when played on the highest graphical settings. Walker recalled that team's pleasure about "the expression on the Heavy at the end when he's shooting and screaming" was not fake, and was not just "this thing that the coolest bit in [the movie] was something that would happen in the game.
Announcing The Saxxy Awards Nominees! November 17, - SFM Team We're approaching the culmination of another year filled with some really amazing Source Filmmaker videos! Today we're announcing the nominees for the Saxxy Awards, and there are entries that had us laughing, crying, and shouting in surprise and excitement.
So make some popcorn, grab a drink, and go watch the Saxxy Award nominees! Once you've watched the nominees, and rewatched your favorites, remember that there are many more entries available that may still end up on your personal favorites list. And don't forget to come back tomorrow and find which of your favorites were chosen as winners! That time when all the Saxxy Awards entries have been submitted, and we can watch videos all day long instead of working.
More importantly, so can you! Upvote the ones you enjoy, downvote the ones you don't, and just as importantly, downvote the ones that have violated the Saxxy Awards contest rules.
For those who have submitted entries to the Saxxy Awards, please make sure that your videos are marked public, tagged with the appropriate categories, are free of advertisements, cards or annotations, and that you've attributed the creators of any music or other assets you've used, and received permission for their use.
Nominees will be announced on Thursday, November 17th, and winners on Friday, November 18th.