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A few of our contributors suggested that we create some banner art for the group, but we were at an impasse of who to feature in it.  Some suggested we use the OCs of some of the more well-known members or the admin staff, but I felt that it would be a bit unrepresentative for the group as a whole to feature personal OCs.  We decided that we need an OC for the group itself, and what better a way to obtain one than to have a group-wide contest?

This is for an OC that represents the group and what we do here (hint:  SFM logo cutiemark).  Thus, personal OCs are not eligible.
  • All OCs must be models created for and rendered in the Source-engine
  • All submissions must be submitted to the "Contest" folder.
  • You may abstain from making the model downloadable, but it will need to be publicly downloadable before you are announced a winner (winners will be contacted prior to closing announcement)
  • The artist who wins the contest and receives the prize waives all rights for re-upload, decompiling, usage, etc to SFM-Ponies.  This is effectively a commission from the group.
  • All entries must be submitted before the deadline.
  • Only one artist (submitter) will receive the prize.  Artists may collaborate on the OC, but any compensation for secondary artists must be arranged between them and the submitter.

Deadline:  May 20th
This is to give the modelers who want to create custom mane, tail, and props time to fit it into their busy schedules.

There will be only one winner, but depending on how the winner came about making the model will determine the level of prize they receive (to compensate for time and effort)
Reskin:  One-month DA Premium
Custom mane and tail:  Three-month DA Premium
Custom mane, tail, and props:  One-Year DA Premium.  
Note:  The funder(s) of the prize reserves the right to determine if the submission deserves the full prize, but generally submissions demonstrating modest effort will receive the full prize. 

- Members of the group
- Admins who wave their right to take part in the decision process
- Funders are not allowed to submit OCs for consideration.
If you are a watcher and happen to make the OC (rendered in SFM), upload it to your gallery and request membership to the group.

How Winners are Chosen:
This is a group OC, and it is only right that the group as a whole has the right to vote on it.  Depending on the amount of submissions, we may need to approach voting and runoff votes differently.  For the time being, it will be a single-vote unless results are within close margins of each other (then it's off to a runoff).    

We've had problems in the past with people gaming the polls, so we will be using Strawpoll.  The admin team reserves the right to disqualify submissions in the event of significant evidence of voter fraud, but we hope to avoid it this time around.  Serious offenders may also find themselves banned from the group.  We're not exactly giving away a prize that's worth being a dick for.    
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Gallery Folders

Contest Folder
SFM Resource OC
SFW Anthro
Pony source files
Equestria Girls

Group Info

SFM-Ponies is a group based around the characters from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic using valves's source film maker.
Super Group
Until Nov 17, 2015

Founded 2 Years ago
Dec 26, 2012


Group Focus
source film maker ponies

885 Members
1,562 Watchers
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Becoming a Member

The only requirement to be accepted as a member into the group is to have at least one deviation in your gallery that is (a) created in SFM and (b) created by you.   

You do not need to be a member to comment or submit (to most galleries).  If you are here looking for help to get started in SFM, you are welcome to comment on the group's home-page or submit a note to the group.  Consider watching the group until you meet the requirement for membership.

Deviations created in Ponylumen, Gmod, Blender/Maya/etc do not count as SFM deviations (nor are they accepted into the group).

Submission Guidelines

Please follow these guidelines when submitting a deviation to SFM-Ponies.

Posters of 1-2 Ponies
  • Background Ponies: Cannon ponies from MLP:FIM who do not fall into any of the below categories.
  • CMC: Scootaloo, Sweetie Belle, Applebloom, and Babs Seed
  • Mane 6: The main 6 characters of MLP:FIM
  • OC Ponies: Any personal or non-cannon OC
  • Royal Family: Princess Celestia, Luna, Cadence, Prince Blueblood, and Shining Armor
  • SFW Anthro Ponies: *safe for work* anthropomorphic ponies
  • SFM Ponies Only:  Ponies next to a SFM logo
  • Villains: Bad guys from MLP:FIM

Posters of 3 or more Ponies

  • Small groups: 3 or 4 ponies in a poster.
  • Large groups: 5+ ponies in a poster

Special Categories

Note:  These categories override the other non-resource categories.
  • Animated: Animations created in SFM.
  • Comics: A multiple panel image with texts and a story OR tumblr ask-blog type images
  • Contest Folder:  Folder that's specifically used for group contest submissions
  • Crossovers: Posters that combine cannon MLP with other franchisees/games/etc like Fallout Equestria, Five Nights at Pinkies/FNAF, etc.
  • Equestria Girls: For all posters containing Equestria Girls models.


Note:  All submissions must be able to be downloaded or linked to download/workshop.
  • Pony Source Files:  For SMDs, QCs, etc relating to the creation of pony models (ie. resources for before a model is compiled for Source)
  • SFM Resource: Downloadable models, animation cycles, etc useable in SFM and related to MLP.  
  • SFM Safe Maps: Maps made to work in SFM and related to MLP.
  • SFM ponies WIP: Show off your WIPs (Must be in-engine like HLMV, SFM, etc)
  • SFM Resource OC: Downloadable resources containing either personal or non-show-cannon original characters.
  • Tutorial: Tutorials for either working within or creating resources for SFM
If you find any submissions erroneously accepted into the group or in the wrong folders, please report them to us for consideration.

Home Page/Group Journal Comment Guidelines

  • Keep drama-inducing comments to a minimum
  • Don't link to any journal or submission that perpetuates personal drama or bias
  • Don't ask for someone to make your OC (outside of the journals linked below)
  • Comments regarding the administration of the group are welcome, but consider sending a note to the group or one of the admins before doing so.  Admins have defined expectations and will be held accountable for their actions on DA.  Legitimate concerns and complaints will be considered and responded to with the appropriate amount of seriousness.
  • Constructive feedback for improving the group is welcome and will be considered by the group administration.
Comments will be judged on a case-by-case basis, but only the more serious of offending comments will have action taken on them (we're not trying to "rule with an iron fist" here).  Repeat serious offenders may find themselves blocked, but this resolution will be avoided unless deemed necessary.  In the event of a random deviant (non-member) unrelated to the group or SFM in general breaks the rules, the deviant will likely be automatically blocked.

If you want a pony OC done for you to use on SFM, don't ask on the group's comments or notes.  Instead, go HERE or HERE and talk to someone from those lists to make your OC.

SFM-Ponies's sister site: PonySFM
SFMP_Ru community site: SFMP_Ru

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JOHONDAR Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay so now I'm having a problem with manes and tails shrinking or outright disappearing in SFM. I just reinstalled the program and went to work on a video I hadn't touched in about two months. I needed to make Twilight bigger to fit the scene better and when I did the usual transform scale control and hit play on the video, her hair turned into this.

I deleted all the model files and reinstalled them and the issue continued. I created an entire new project and put her into a blank scene and it's still there. I also tested a bunch of other models and they also have the same thing happen to them. Does anyone have any ideas on what is going on and how I can change this cause I'm out of ideas.

Thanks in advance for any help!
Warhorse26 Featured By Owner 16 hours ago   Filmographer
Did you try exiting the scene and then coming back? Usually the jigglebones will reset themselves when you do that.
JOHONDAR Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know why but it started working again. I did the exact same thing as I did last night and this time it worked perfectly. SFM continues to make no sense.
Digivee Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
You need to bake the procedural bones. When jiggle bones are enabled, they ignore scaling so they can retain their movment. if you bake them, they wont move on their own, and they will scale correctly.
JOHONDAR Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I forgot to mention in the list of things I tried that I had baked the procedural bones and it still didn't work. 
79089 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Nevermind. SFM is for steam.
RainbowDerpy Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
where can i find a whole bunch of audio resources? if anyone could pm me that would be great; i'm looking for anything from random quotes / lines and regular sfx like hooves, magic and all that fun stuff. thanks<3
Also look up: "Sound Ideas - The General Series 6000 - Sound Effects Library [All 40 CDs]"  ... The famous "squee" AND unicorn horn magic sound are originally from there. 2.71 GB of sounds including war zones, machines, restaurants, appliances, etc...  The dreamworks studio sfx library is also floating around out there... 
Digivee Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
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