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P3D v4 Image tool Command lines

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Hello
it has been two months since i'm working on a project
and i post questions when i face great obstacles that docs can't resolve
so my question today is : where can i find the list of Image tool command lines ?
i've seen that MCX uses image tool ( in the options ) maybe it is what it uses to convert textures
in my programme i need to convert some textures automatically using the image tool
i prefer converting to a supported DDS format thats why i'm intersted in the image tool instead of other libraries
hope you help me and thnx in advance :)

EDIT : i found it it is just imagetool -?
but now i have a problem
i did my first test and it doesn't work
here is my ommand and here is the reslut plz help :(

CMD :

@echo
imagetool -dds -dxt5 -o test.dds variation1.bmp
pause >nul


Result :
Untitled.png
 
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Pyscen

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Hello...

You forgot -nogui. Maybe just the latter one is enough in this case.

EDIT: What are you creating with imagetool? What is the fie: variation1.bmp. What is it suppose to represent - normal map, metallic map or something else? Could be a number of things, so showing the syntax isn't enough to know what you are trying to do...
 
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The last line in the batch process window says copying image. I'll bet it's a permissions issue and the file could not be copied.
 
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for Permissions i don't think so as it is a folder i made in my desktop but i'll test it
@Pyscen
you can see in the image i attached that variation.bmp is a just a texture i got from the sdk to test my commands and it is supposed to be a deffuse texture
 

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It could very well be a permission issue... depending on the location of Imagetool.
 
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Nope i runed it as admin it doesn't work
changed the compatibility to always run as admin : same result :(
 

Pyscen

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Is ImageTool within the same folder as the bat file you created (the desktop?)
 

Pyscen

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Well... I'm not sure what to tell you...

I just did a test here with your exact setup (meaning bat file) and on my desktop (same folder name on desktop). Though, it wasn't the same bmp file as yours... and it worked for me.
 

Pyscen

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It's nothing fancy but here:
 

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Looking at the batch process screen could it be your texture size is 500 x 500 pixels? When It should be 512 x 512?? I'm only assuming that of course because I'm not sure exactly if that's what the batch screen is saying and I use photoshop to convert my images not image tool.

Texture sizes must be to the power of 2

2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 512, 1024, 2048
 

Pyscen

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Hello....

Stevo is right on this... I missed it.. :(. @RED COOL, your bmp was not in the "power of 2"... That's the reason for the "error", though I'm a little surprised that it came back with "Unknown error".
 
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