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Current release, compatible with latest Steam version:
HLAE 2.26.8 (2017-05-19T13:07Z) (old versions) (logo)

Release compatible with Steam version from July 2009 (unsupported):
HLAE (2013-02-09T14:16Z)

VAC warning: The HLAE tool is technically a hack, therefore you should use it for making movies / watching demos only. Joining VAC protected servers with HLAE might get you VAC banned.
Epilepsy warning: This software will cause fast changing images and colors on your screen.

About: HLAEwiki

Documentation: HLAEwiki

System requirements:

- Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 or similar
- Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or newer
- Genuine Steam version
- OpenGL 1.1 or newer
- a lot of patience


Using Steam's offline mode you can avoid retriving updates that break HLAE during movie production.


Newer changelog entries are replicated on the releases page here.

Further changelog entries can be found in the changelog XML files included in the download.

Author: HLAE Team

These plugins / scripts assist you with importing HLAE camera motion data in various 3D applications or exporting to HLAE again.

3DsMax Import Plugin HLAE Cam Importer 1.0.4
3DsMax Export Plugin HLAE Cam Exporter 1.0.0
Documentation: HLAEwiki
System requirements: HLAE or newer, 3dsMax 5.x(?7.x / 2008?) or newer.
Author: msthavoc

After Effects Import Script: hlaebvh2AECam1.5
After Effects
Export Script: AECam2hlaebvh1.0
Documentation: video tutorials
Author: msthavoc

Blender Plugins: afx-blender-scripts

Cinema 4D Import Plugin: hlcam2c4d 1.4
Cinema 4D Export Plugin: c4d2hlcam 1.0
Documentation: HLAEwiki, video tutorials
System requirements: HLAE or newer, Cinema 4D R9.5 or newer
Author: msthavoc

Source FilmMaker Plugins: afx-sfm-scripts

Writing your own plugin:
The HLAE .bvh format is very similar to but currenlty not compatbile with the BioVision (BVH) format: The only difference is that HLAE rotation order is XYZ while BVH would require ZXY.

Other plugins / scripts to make your life easier.

Blender Plugins: afx-blender-scripts

Cinema 4D Script: Crafty Material Fix 0.2 (older versions: 0.1)
About: Automates fixing material / texture links for maps exported by Crafty.
Documentation: video tutorial
Author: msthavoc

Source FilmMaker Plugins: afx-sfm-scripts