Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

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Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby zzcoolj21 on Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:28 am

fixed link to template:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/u618m ... ited-1.psd

ok havent seen this techinique used on the forums yet so i might as well post how i got these.
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this tutorial is very basic and every new modder should be able to pick it up right away.
take any front facing picture of a ball off of the internet. in this case i used this one
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you want to make sure that you have a template for the basketball outline already. if you done i have uploaded one.
make sure you get rid of everything in the picture except the actual basketball you want to use. By the end of the processes you should have something like this Image
most of the time basketballs wont work and you'll have to edit manually like the Nike elite ball. the lines are to spread apart for the game to comprehend.
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in game:
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so go back into gimp or in my case photoshop and re-arrange it to match the lines in the template
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now all you need to do is make the green texture and your good to go!
final previews of the balls:
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post your outcomes down below!
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby TGsoGood on Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:35 am

For green normal map
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In photoshop take your regular texture
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then resize it to 512 x 256 (or whatever you need)

Next select Filter > Nvidia tools > Normal Map Filter
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A menu will appear, apply these settings
(Play around with these to get desired effect)
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press ok

texture will look purple
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to get green color go to channels and paint red and blue channels all black
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then click green channel, select all (ctrl+ A), copy, and paste it to the alpha layer
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now click on the RGB channel, it will now be green
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play around with contrast and diffrent effect to change how the ball looks in game
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby TGsoGood on Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:40 am

Here are 2 I created but don't use these JPG version it has no alpha layer
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby God of Destiny on Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:08 pm

i stil don't get it
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby fumanchu on Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:01 pm

me too...hehe
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby zzcoolj21 on Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:04 pm

fumanchu wrote:me too...hehe

i thought it was easy XD. pretty much find a picture of the ball on the internet. fix it so it matches the pattern on the template. then boom! crazy realistic ball
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby Andrew on Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:47 pm

Added to the Tutorials section. Thanks for the guide!
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby God of Destiny on Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:40 pm

u can make a video Tutorials?
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby zzcoolj21 on Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:43 pm

yea ill make one tonight
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby JaoSming on Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:21 pm

you ball template link is wrong, looks like an awesome idea though (Y) (Y)
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby zzcoolj21 on Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:25 pm

well... thats embarrassing XD. thanks for finding that. im sure thats why everyone was having trouble.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/u618m ... ited-1.psd
here's the actual template.
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby JaoSming on Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:58 pm

can you upload one of your balls with the blanked out stubble/green stubble textures?
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby God of Destiny on Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:10 pm

posts on this topic pls
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby zzcoolj21 on Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:26 pm

you mean these?
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i actually dont even use these normally XD. im sure it could definitely add to the balls but im a very lazy modder :lol: ill give one a try. but i mainly only edit the green normal map and ball texture.
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby zzcoolj21 on Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:58 pm

MikeChiang3 wrote:posts on this topic pls

im rendering. its no commentary because its 1 am but i think you can still see whats going on.
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby zzcoolj21 on Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:07 am

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Note: I did NOT follow one of the most important instructions. You HAVE to reorder the image to match the template. I didn't do that because it was 2 am and i had things i wanted to do before i fell asleep.
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby God of Destiny on Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:01 pm

can give me that photoshop Elements 11 download link?
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby zzcoolj21 on Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:12 pm

heres the trial for elements 12: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index ... nts&loc=us
elements 11 came with my laptop. the only time i will ever buy anything off of QVC.
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby God of Destiny on Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:07 pm

don't do green texure?
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby zzcoolj21 on Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:15 pm

MikeChiang3 wrote:don't do green texure?

you have to do the green texture. follow the tutorial posted under mine.
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby God of Destiny on Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:39 pm

TGsoGood wrote:please stop quoting huge posts


can give me that NVIDIA Texture Tools download link my it's not work
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby zzcoolj21 on Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:48 pm

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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby God of Destiny on Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:06 pm

still not work!
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby God of Destiny on Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:56 pm

zzcoolj21 wrote:please stop quoting huge posts


how to re-arrange?
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby zzcoolj21 on Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:34 am

there should be a text file that has the instructions.
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby God of Destiny on Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:32 pm

i failed :(
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby God of Destiny on Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:55 pm

why i failed :?:
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby zzcoolj21 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:17 am

MikeChiang3 wrote:why i failed :?:

i dont know.
try finding some more tutorials on how to make basketballs normally and it might give you a better understanding of how this tutorial works.
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby Kevin on Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:18 pm

How do you "rearrange" the lines?
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby NivirSayNivir on Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:10 pm

Same problem here with KevinParker13. How do you do it? any tool to use?
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby zzcoolj21 on Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:33 pm

KevinParker13 wrote:How do you "rearrange" the lines?

NivirSayNivir wrote:Same problem here with KevinParker13. How do you do it? any tool to use?

you have to cut it up and re arange it in a way that matches with the template, then in photoshop use the spot healing tool to fix the texture.
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby Bliss on Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:33 am

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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby God of Destiny on Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:40 pm

i still don't get it how to rearrange..................
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Re: Tutorial: How to make quick and realistic basketballs

Postby God of Destiny on Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:18 pm

how to make leather green map?
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