Command-line startup options

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You can launch the SFM directly from Steam, as you would any other game. If you like, when you launch the SFM, you can use certain command-line switches, such as for loading a specific session or for loading a file that specifies certain movie settings or render settings. To do this, in Steam, right-click Source Filmmaker, click Properties, click the SET LAUNCH OPTIONS button, and use one or more of the following command-line switches:

-sfm_loadsession filePath\sessionFile

-sfm_moviesettings filePath\movieSettingsFile

-sfm_rendersettings filePath\renderSettingsFile

where:

  • filePath is the complete path of the file
  • sessionFile is the complete name of the session file, including the extension
  • movieSettingsFile is the complete name of the movie settings file, including the extension
  • renderSettingsFile is the complete name of the render settings file, including the extension

Example:

-sfm_loadsession C:\Steam\steamapps\common\SourceFilmmaker\game\usermod\elements\sessions\Session2.dmx

You can also use these switches in a command prompt or in a desktop shortcut.

Raising shadow map resolution

-sfm_shadowmapres XXXX

The default is 2048, possible values are powers of two: 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192.

Miscellaneous

  • -sfm_noload -
  • -sfm_autolayoff -
  • -sfm_layoffframerange -
  • -sfm_layoffshotrange -
  • -sfm_layoffshotlist -
  • -sfm_rendersettings -
  • -sfm_moviesettings -
  • -sfm_guardband -
  • -sfm_resolution - Change the maximum resolution SFM can render. You can learn more about this launch option here.
  • -sfmcomicmaker -
  • -nostartwizard - SFM no longer shows the "New session"/"Open recent session" window when it starts
  • -sfm_loadsession -
  • -nosteam - Launch SFM without Steam.
  • -usevgui - allows SFM to use the "classic" Engine window GUI
  • -sixense - Requires -mocap to be present to work
  • -mocap - Makes some mocap features in SFM appear.
  • -fakemocap -
  • -no3dviewport -
  • -noqtpickers -
  • -qtstylesheet -
  • -qtresetsettings -
  • -sfmscripting -
  • -nop4 - Disables Perforce in SFM
  • -cmd -
  • -insecure -
  • -tools -
  • -useqtport -
  • -dev -
  • -game -
  • -vccon -
  • -vccon2 -
  • -qtvideo -
  • -noassert -
  • -particle_perf -
  • -min -
  • -hushasserts -
  • -vguimessages -
  • -rgb -
  • -rgba -
  • -monitortexturesize - Size of RT_camera monitor default set at 256
  • -reflectionTextureSize - Size of water reflections default is set at(pMaterialSystem, int iSize = 1024)
  • -sfm_noautosave - Disables autosave.

See also