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Cyberface Conversion + Tutorial, Links, and info

Postby TGsoGood on Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:52 am

Cyberface Conversions
Please note...we can go forward 2k17->2k20 and backward 2k20->2k17
2K18, 2K19, and 2K20 have the same UV layout for face textures so the face.iffs are interchangeable.

Credits to MauMau78 for bringing this method of converting faces for NBA 2K20 to the attention of the NLSC community

Link to the Mesh Data Transfer plugin - https://gumroad.com/l/tOKEh
Plugin created by Maurizio Memoli - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvMeK_IIw-Y

Helpful Tools complete this process and ensure your face shows up in game:
7zip
blender 2.8
Looyh's hook 2.35
2K17 Explorer or Looyh's Exporter Console


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Tutorial

Part 1- getting started, installing plugin, opening files (for beginners or inexperienced with cyberfaces and blender)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPxh50yARPk

Part 2
- the conversion process using blender 2.8 (for everyone)
phpBB [video]


Part 3 - exporting Cyberface(CF), renaming files, and using as a mod (for beginners or inexperienced with cyberfaces and blender)
phpBB [video]





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IMPORTANT Notes
Remember, Before posting a link to a converted cyberface that was created through modding file get necessary permissions from original creators. If the creator has specified that their work is free to share and use then feel free to post the link. Give credit to original creators . This helps keep the community positive and vibrant. These are also part of NLSC policies for sharing community created mods.

All of my creations are always open source so you can use, share, and convert without asking me. I believe all of R4zor's prior works are also now open source considering he works for 2K now and can now longer take part in creating mods since he is officially making faces at 2K! If anyone else agrees to allow their work to be open source, please let me know.

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Links to converted Animation and Geometry (see above *Important Notes)

R4zor's 2K19 Reggie Miller
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- Model and Texture from R4Zor
-converted from 2k19 to 2K20 by maumau78
Link - https://www.mediafire.com/file/r0mrt41j ... r.rar/file


R4zor's 2K19 Anthony Carter
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- Model and Texture from R4Zor
-converted from 2k19 to 2K20 by vinbalor11
Link - http://www.mediafire.com/file/f7p4nj9n7 ... r.rar/file


NBA2K's Charles Barkley
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- Model and Texture originally from NBA2K
-converted from 2k18 to 2K20 by maumau78
Link - https://www.mediafire.com/file/3xt9gq6e ... y.rar/file


Enterthevoid01's 2K18 Teenage Lebron
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- Model and Texture from EnterTheVoid01
-converted from 2k18 to 2K20 by maumau78
Link - https://www.mediafire.com/file/rp7f1itl ... n.rar/file


R4zor's 2K19 Chris Childs
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- Model and Texture from R4Zor
-converted from 2k19 to 2K20 by Mr.Star
Link - https://www.mediafire.com/file/jg7e4coc ... s.zip/file


Dbaoge's 2K19 Karl Malone
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- Model and Texture from Dbaoge
-converted from 2k18 to 2K20 by maumau78
Link - https://www.mediafire.com/file/zfbiq5b2 ... e.rar/file
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby Dee4Three on Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:53 am

TGsoGood wrote:if anyone has any ideas for using Maya to convert past 2K models to 2K20. Please post here.


I second this. I would go on a converting spree.
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby jsm00thie on Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:16 am

BLY made Payton and Dominique available. They are available on 2KSpecialist. Not sure if these would come in handy for figuring things out.

https://www.2kspecialist.net/2020/01/ga ... y-bly.html

https://www.2kspecialist.net/2020/01/do ... model.html
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby maumau78 on Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:42 am

Can I have a 2k17 file to try? Like 2k17 Barkley?

Both face and png......I have Maya & some free time I can giv it a try.....
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby jsm00thie on Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:17 am

maumau78 wrote:Can I have a 2k17 file to try? Like 2k17 Barkley?

Both face and png......I have Maya & some free time I can giv it a try.....



2K17 Barkley

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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby TGsoGood on Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:56 am

is there anyone here who is a part of a forum for Maya users?
Maybe we can get some help.
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby maumau78 on Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:05 am

My find after 30 minutes of test:

- He uses as a target a 2k20 mesh...I mean the output is a 2k20 mesh
- He probably uses Maya advanced transfer / morph features to "morph" a 2k17 mesh to a 2k20 target

I'm testing in Maya now...

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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby kidhybrid89 on Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:26 am

maumau78 wrote:My find after 30 minutes of test:

- He uses as a target a 2k20 mesh...I mean the output is a 2k20 mesh
- He probably uses Maya advanced transfer / morph features to "morph" a 2k17 mesh to a 2k20 target

I'm testing in Maya now...

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Maya 2020 has a 30 days trial....


Let us know how it goes man. Would be nice to find a way to convert some of these mycareer characters from past years and make a league with them.
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby maumau78 on Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:10 pm

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Maya has a very powerful tool to "morph" one mesh to another named "Blended Shapes"...the problem is mesh must be the same vertices / face count....

I'm trying to change Barkley topology to a 2k20 head,,,then apply "Blend Shapes".....
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby maumau78 on Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:40 pm

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Some progress....I just quick test "transfer vertex position and normal" between two different meshes......need to tweak it more....
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby TGsoGood on Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:21 am

maumau thanks for your efforts.
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby maumau78 on Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:54 am

TGsoGood wrote:maumau thanks for your efforts.


Does Blender 2.82 works with 2k plugins?
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby TGsoGood on Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:51 am

blender 2.82 Yes, there is a thread in the 2k20 section that has the updated plugin links
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby maumau78 on Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:54 am

Getting closer using a Blender 2.8 Plugin...

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I will try to see how it looks ingame.....
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby maumau78 on Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:14 am

TGsoGood wrote:blender 2.82 Yes, there is a thread in the 2k20 section that has the updated plugin links



I have 2.82a and it give me an error....can you please post me the correct link???
EDIT: I think I got this one solved...I did install Blender 2.8

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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:43 am

This is exciting. I may have to dive into this process and try it out.
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby maumau78 on Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:04 am

2k18 Barkley converted....It takes like 5 minutes per player to convert.....only with Blender 2.82 (not using Maya but I think you can use Maya too....)

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...with facial animation :-)

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Still testing some stuff but glad on how it's coming out:-)

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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby mrk326 on Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:15 am

this is great great work, maumau! can you tell us a brief explanation to how you made the conversion?
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:17 am

Great work!


If you could do a quick tutorial, maybe just record your screen while you do one, that would be awesome!

If not, totally understandable. I may try and dive in and figure it out myself
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby maumau78 on Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:33 am

mrk326 wrote:this is great great work, maumau! can you tell us a brief explanation to how you made the conversion?


I will post a tutorial soon (Y)

Tomorrow I will work all day so probably over the weekend....
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby laroche23 on Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:53 am

maumau78 wrote:
mrk326 wrote:this is great great work, maumau! can you tell us a brief explanation to how you made the conversion?


very well done my friend :)
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby retroman on Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:58 am

great news my friend!
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby maumau78 on Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:01 am

The great news is that you can go forward:

2k17->2k20

and backward

2k20->2k17

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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby maumau78 on Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:23 pm

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Reggie Miller WIP....
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Re: Maya 3D to blender for converting models from past games

Postby Mr.Star on Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:28 pm

maumau78 wrote:[ Image ]

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