"raptor4d4" said ...This is a discussion that's been going on ever since SFM got released. This thread is one of many in which the benefits of both are discussed. Read the thread and use your best judgement. I'll keep recommending SFM. Should you go for Gmod however, you might want to check out the latest Humble Bundle that's going on right now. If you pay more than the average (which is $4.27 at the time of posting), you can get Garry's mod + 8 other great games at half the price that Garry's mod alone would cost on Steam. That way you can be sure that you've got more bang for your buck if you feel burned when you're done with Garry's Mod.
I've downloaded the Source Filmmaker. I've heard good things about GMod but I'm not sure if I want to spend the money, especially since I don't know which one will better serve my purposes. Which one is recommended?
"raptor4d4" said ...They are scattered all over the site. They have not really been bundled up into one easy download, so you may have to search for specific characters. You can use the site's search feature and limit your search to the model release subforums to get quick results.
Where can I find Mass Effect maps and models?
"raptor4d4" said ...Unfortunatelly I can't help you if you're not a little more specific. Do you have issues installing models, or do you have questions regarding IK Rigs? Or something completely different?
However I'm so new to all this a lot of the stuff I've been reading sounds like it is in a different language.
"raptor4d4" said ...Valve's own tutorials on the subject are some of the best out there. They focus on animation, but the same concepts apply. Here's the playlist. Jimer Lins' Source Filmmaker Tip of the Day series is less structured, but teaches neat tricks about features in SFM that are not immediately apparent. There are also some more specific tutorials on this site. For more advanced tutorials, look on Zachariah Scott's channel. I'd recommend these once you've gotten a substantial amount of hours in SFM under your belt. Either way, welcome to the community! If you have any more questions, I'm sure we can help you out. :)
If anyone can provide me with tips to get started or at least point me to some good tutorials I would greatly appreciate it.
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