Filmmaker contains thousands of assets, from simple scene props, to interactive, animated and help props, to characters and character animations.
However, we fully acknowledge that we cannot possibly provide everything for everyone, all of the time. So in response to our user’s demands, we created a Modders Workshop, that enables you to create what you want, and import it into Filmmaker for use in your films.
What is more, you can get a Publisher License, and use it to create saleable mods, to share with other Filmmaker users.
What is modding?
Modding is the term used when a user modifies the content within Filmmaker (props, environments, animations, textures, etc.) so that they are able to use their own models, images or animations.
At a very basic level, this may include changing the image on a poster so that it displays artwork that the user has created.
Filmmaker is also able to use models created in 3rd party 3D graphics software, such as Autodesk’s 3D Studio Max, Google Sketchup, Blender and Milkshape amongst others. This means that if you can use 3D modelling and animation tools, you can create your own content for use within Filmmaker.
We also allow you to customise the our assets available in Filmmaker to fit your own projects, and provide tutorials and guidance on how to do so.
How do I start?
We provide a number of video tutorials for all levels of modder. From the basic modding of changing on-set images, through intermediate Sketchup importing, right up to modding props and animations.
Beyond basic modding, you will need a Modder’s License to publish your own content from the Modder’s Workshop.
First you need to have an active Filmmaker account, with a paid for subscription – Modder’s Licences are not available for trial users.
Moviestorm 1.6 and later allows you to create your modder’s licence in the Launcher
In 1.6: click the ‘Modder’s Licence’ button, and type in a username (or use your existing username) and password.
In 1.7+: On the ‘My Moviestorm’ menu, select ‘Create Modder’s Licence’
Once we create your modders licence, an email will be sent to your email address associated with your Filmmaker account with the details.
DO NOT LOSE YOUR PASSWORD as we do not have access to such private details.