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Edited / Created Arenas w/ Blender. Also need some help.

Postby hokupguy on Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:51 pm

i was hoping someone can point me the right direction, i am in serious need of a good or decent video tutorial for blender with 2k16-18 arena files. it has been a few yrs for me alomst 4-5 yrs since i touched blender. Started again the last few days but i m really rusty and alot has changed with blender since the 2k12 days.

I have been able so far to add parts to arenas and even recenter them and set them as new iff.files, Below see pics showing what i have done so far

1. 97-98 forum trying to give correct jumbotron and edit base jumbotron for ads or banners, forgot how to edit in blender for that.
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2. the mycareer practice gym was able to center court add a jumbotron, scores table and hanging baskets want to it more to moves lights and walls. Please keep in mind i am very rusty and REALLY missing Jaosming right know :oops:

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Re: Edited / Created Arenas w/ Blender. Also need some help.

Postby TGsoGood on Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:29 pm

This is probably the most tinkering anyone has done with the stadium/ arena files in a while.
I just started tinkering with them a few days ago.

I was working on converting arenas from previous 2K16 and 2K17 but it was a lot of work after reading through all the coding. I've temporarily postponed conversion efforts.

2k17 and 2k16 arenas both have slightly different architecture to their arena.scne files than 2K18.
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Postby hokupguy on Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:10 pm

TGsoGood wrote:This is probably the most tinkering anyone has done with the stadium/ arena files in a while.
I just started tinkering with them a few days ago.

I was working on converting arenas from previous 2K16 and 2K17 but it was a lot of work after reading through all the coding. I've temporarily postponed conversion efforts.

2k17 and 2k16 arenas both have slightly different architecture to their arena.scne files than 2K18.


yeah, i have been trying to re-teach myself how to use a blender since everything I knew is gone. I have made some progress. If it helps I noticed that last yr proam .iff work it is slightly different compared to this yrs and I think that screate/arenas also work from 2k17. So not sure if there is any rhyme or reason but should be a section code that differs to make it work. i noticed that the crowd.data from 2k17 HS gym , 2 college gyms work.

i will keep posting what i do or what i find just trying to make something out of the mycareer practice gym , maybe make look like a high school gym or small college for people to use.
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Postby Murat on Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:35 pm

TGsoGood wrote:This is probably the most tinkering anyone has done with the stadium/ arena files in a while.
I just started tinkering with them a few days ago.

I was working on converting arenas from previous 2K16 and 2K17 but it was a lot of work after reading through all the coding. I've temporarily postponed conversion efforts.

2k17 and 2k16 arenas both have slightly different architecture to their arena.scne files than 2K18.


in a while? most tinkering for next gen...

hokupguy I always liked what you did with stadiums of basketball video games... your hardwork inspired me to create stadiums for NBA Live 2004.

I hope you inspire some guys there like me too, as I don't own NBA 2K18
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Re: Edited / Created Arenas w/ Blender. Also need some help.

Postby hokupguy on Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:41 am

Murat wrote:
TGsoGood wrote:This is probably the most tinkering anyone has done with the stadium/ arena files in a while.
I just started tinkering with them a few days ago.

I was working on converting arenas from previous 2K16 and 2K17 but it was a lot of work after reading through all the coding. I've temporarily postponed conversion efforts.

2k17 and 2k16 arenas both have slightly different architecture to their arena.scne files than 2K18.


in a while? most tinkering for next gen...

hokupguy I always liked what you did with stadiums of basketball video games... your hardwork inspired me to create stadiums for NBA Live 2004.

I hope you inspire some guys there like me too, as I don't own NBA 2K18

thanks man (Y)
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Re: Edited / Created Arenas w/ Blender. Also need some help.

Postby aguifs on Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:11 am

Is it possible too add the upper level led displays for the United Center? They're still missing
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Postby hokupguy on Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:29 am

Maybe, probably not. Have not found any thing to use as a extra led ring in the game.
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Re: Edited / Created Arenas w/ Blender. Also need some help.

Postby hokupguy on Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:32 pm

ok as i stated yesterday last pro am arena works in 2k18.

2k17 pro am
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you can see the difference it them with no brick on the lower part of the court ends. The pro am arenas don't come with any backboard, scores table/ bench or jumbotron. I made one that does and can be used in any mode, see pic play in a quick game. The end walls are not blackout like in other modes like my league. BTW this is a stand alone iff.file now.

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still trying to see how or if i can do anything with the to panels on each end.
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Postby TGsoGood on Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:59 pm

this is the 1st successful conversion of a 2K17 arena .
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Postby hokupguy on Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:02 pm

TGsoGood wrote:this is the 1st successful conversion of a 2K17 arena .

no it worked straight out of 2k17 i didnt touch it , just added stuff to it. I got it from your extra gyms from 2k17 that you uploaded. The others from your upload (the hs gym and 2 others) didnt work for me.

i removed the screens and underneath is this, anybody how to get rid of this?
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Postby TGsoGood on Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:08 pm

I believe you will have to edit the arena lightmap.
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Postby hokupguy on Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:26 am

TGsoGood wrote:I believe you will have to edit the arena lightmap.

that what I thought too, but no corresponding files that match it. But there is a .model.file that I think can be it. Do you know how to open that file?
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Postby TGsoGood on Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:39 pm

All.model files have to be used together with the.scne file. Import the.scne file into blender and it loads up the corresponding.model file.

That will not help with shadows though.

How did you remove the screen?
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Re: Edited / Created Arenas w/ Blender. Also need some help.

Postby RobDavis on Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:19 pm

hokupguy wrote:
TGsoGood wrote:this is the 1st successful conversion of a 2K17 arena .

no it worked straight out of 2k17 i didnt touch it , just added stuff to it. I got it from your extra gyms from 2k17 that you uploaded. The others from your upload (the hs gym and 2 others) didnt work for me.

i removed the screens and underneath is this, anybody how to get rid of this?
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I was having trouble trying to remove those shaders underneath objects as well. I want to say its some type of lighting or shader file but I havent been able to find which it is.
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Re: Edited / Created Arenas w/ Blender. Also need some help.

Postby hokupguy on Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:02 am

TGsoGood wrote:All.model files have to be used together with the.scne file. Import the.scne file into blender and it loads up the corresponding.model file.

That will not help with shadows though.

How did you remove the screen?

i just selected the screens alone in "object mode" and move them out of the arena with the 3D cursor.
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Re: Edited / Created Arenas w/ Blender. Also need some help.

Postby hokupguy on Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:04 am

RobDavis wrote:
hokupguy wrote:
TGsoGood wrote:this is the 1st successful conversion of a 2K17 arena .

no it worked straight out of 2k17 i didnt touch it , just added stuff to it. I got it from your extra gyms from 2k17 that you uploaded. The others from your upload (the hs gym and 2 others) didnt work for me.

i removed the screens and underneath is this, anybody how to get rid of this?
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I was having trouble trying to remove those shaders underneath objects as well. I want to say its some type of lighting or shader file but I havent been able to find which it is.


i have found other light maps in the file but none seem to match up with the one i am looking for.
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