Davey, before trying epic places like Banjo-Kazooie or Ocarina of Time places, you should learn a little more about stage basics. Your characters are still spawning in the air, and that's something you really need to fix. Your stages also lack animations, shadows, colors...
It's okay that you try to make your stages, but I recommend you to try to improve. In my opinion, making a stage isn't just importing a model and building the collisions to walk on it. It's way more complex, you need some lighting for characters and for the stage itself, sometimes even fogs. If you find an issue like that water, look for an answer, try to change something, don't leave it as is.
Just saying, because if I just imported models and edited collisions, I would release one stage per day. I have nothing against you or your stages, it's just a recommendation. Know that sometimes, after I've told things like these to others, they've improved amazingly their staging skills.
Here would go a post davey deleted O.o
There are lots of tutorials out there O.o
Anyway, a few tips:
- Characters spawn at the collision height. If the floor is at 0, characters spawn on 0, not above.
- You don't need bones to get simple animations. You can separate parts of a stage in different models and import them as separate models, that can move with different animations. Each different model will use its own bone. You can even add bones in brawlbox that control parts of the stage, while the main stage is controlled by the main bone, for example.
- Stages like those won't look nice unless you use vertex colors. That's something to edit in 3dsmax, N64 games use them alot and change alot the looks of the models. The modelresource models won't have those, that's something to make manually, and what takes most of the time.
- You can change the properties of the materials in the materials part of a model in brawlbox, if that water isn't looking well, maybe importing another material and texture can make it.
I'm not getting connected very often lately, so I don't know if you've asked your questions in a public way. The best way to ask is just PMing others anyway. Also, tutorials are still all over the place, you can learn a lot from there. I've never used a tutorial, I've always learnt stuff by myself, but I've read some of the existing ones and they should be enough for you to improve.