Difference between revisions of "SFM/Rendering at 1080p"

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# Quit the SFM if it's open.
 
# Quit the SFM if it's open.
# In Steam, right-click '''Source Filmmaker''', click '''Properties''', click the '''SET LAUNCH OPTIONS''' button, and add '''sfm_resolution 1080''' to your command-line startup options.
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# In Steam, right-click '''Source Filmmaker''', click '''Properties''', click the '''SET LAUNCH OPTIONS''' button, and add '''-sfm_resolution 1080''' to your command-line startup options.
 
# Launch the SFM.
 
# Launch the SFM.
  
 
You can also use this command-line switch in a command prompt or in a desktop shortcut.  
 
You can also use this command-line switch in a command prompt or in a desktop shortcut.  
  
If you want to change back to the default render setting of 720p, just remove '''sfm_resolution 1080''' from your launch options.
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If you want to change back to the default render setting of 720p, just remove '''-sfm_resolution 1080''' from your launch options.
  
 
{{Note|To render at 1080p with screen space ambient occlusion activated, your monitor display resolution must be higher than 1080p.}}
 
{{Note|To render at 1080p with screen space ambient occlusion activated, your monitor display resolution must be higher than 1080p.}}

Revision as of 14:16, 18 July 2012

When the SFM exports your movie, its default is to render at 720p. This means that your movie will be 720 pixels high by 1280 pixels wide, which is a good resolution for most movies made with the SFM. If for some reason you want your movie to have a higher resolution, you can instead render at 1080p, which means a movie that is 1080 pixels high by 1920 pixels wide.

If you want to render at 1080p, you must set the appropriate command-line startup option before you launch the SFM.

Note.png Note: Rendering at 1080p will take longer than rendering at 720p.

To render at 1080p:

  1. Quit the SFM if it's open.
  2. In Steam, right-click Source Filmmaker, click Properties, click the SET LAUNCH OPTIONS button, and add -sfm_resolution 1080 to your command-line startup options.
  3. Launch the SFM.

You can also use this command-line switch in a command prompt or in a desktop shortcut.

If you want to change back to the default render setting of 720p, just remove -sfm_resolution 1080 from your launch options.

Note.png Note: To render at 1080p with screen space ambient occlusion activated, your monitor display resolution must be higher than 1080p.

See also