|Date:||08 Sep, 2017|
MS Texconv, OpenEXR, zlib, u7angel, woei
Simple GUI for MS Texconv. Obviously inspired by u7angel's DDS Converter.
Alternatives: *NVIDIA Texture Tools Exporter *Intel's Texture Works *AMD Compressonator *PVRTexTool
- rebuild from scratch using vvvv and the VL.ImGui library.
- VL.ImGui curently has problems with display scaling, added some workarounds but still looks not quite correct for settings other than 100%
- unfortunately download- and "install"-size got quite a bit fatter
- now open source
- if you encounter any problems please make an issue on github
- updated texconv.exe to latest (08/21), fixes file-extensions
- fixed BC options, were broken due to collapsed -bc switch
- added OpenEXR support
- now can deal with directories/paths that contain spaces
- updated texconv.exe to release feb2019
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hmmph doesn't work for me for some reason.... just says done and nothing converted
Ah maybe try a path without spaces. Might have forgotten to quote.
Oui! Now it works, but i can't view any of BC7_UNORM dds lol just hangs vvvv hmmm.... also seems other types of compression also don't work
update: nop BC7 worked like charm, just not with filetex pooled update 2: even more weird now everything works like charm for whatever reason.... seems like first time it did something wrong.
Also is it necessary to put resolution in "Resizing" or it takes source?
If you leave both at 0 it will take the original size. There are tooltips for every option, just hover over the fields with your mouse. I had "frozen" filetextures too when trying bc7. With the player node everything works fine. Also with bc7 try Min Compress and see if it makes any difference qualitywise, it's a lot faster.
Thanks for this useful tool!
As far as I know texConv is the most convenient conversion tool atm to take advantage of the last BC formats, because :
Could you share the code of this tool, or add a few improvements to it? The first one I see would be to automatically choose the right number of mipmaps if this number is set (by default) to 0. Indeed the generator fails to convert files if you set a higher number than it's possible to generate, which is quite annoying when you want to convert textures with various resolutions in the same folder.
If by "right amount" you mean all mipmaps you can do this already. Just set Mip Map Level to 0.
I chose 1 as default because I use the thing to convert highres videos that are displayed 1:1 – it also decreases encoding time and filesize.
Ah, great :) The -m option wasn't explained in detail in the cmd line.
Have people had much luck with BC6 and BC7 formats from this? The BC6 variants crash v4 as soon as the texture is in the render pipeline (filetexture will load it initially, but the crash occurs if you try to render it)
A half HD BC7Unorm image takes around 20s to load.
BC7Typeless crashes texconvgui on conversion
I'm using not the most recent alpha 38.2 x64 with most recent dx11 pack
Sorry, I only use bc7 in conjunction with woei's player which works nicely. FileTexture works for me when set to Load in Background, vvvv won't crash and the texture(s) will load eventually, it takes ages though. As to why you'll have to ask vux. Maybe create an issue at github and provide some example textures for him to debug.
bjoern, thank you - BC6 working great with player!
@bjoern - another question. Does exr work for you? I get the following error - FAILED (88982f50)
Never tried with exr and/or have encountered that particular error. However it seems to be caused by a missing codec/decoder. https://www.startpage.com/do/search?query=WINCODEC_ERR_COMPONENTNOTFOUND
edit: OpenEXR support isn't enabled by default.
Thanks. I'm using a workaround for now but if I get a chance I'll try that out
@mrboni added exr support. Only tested it with some sample images. Maybe you could try and report back...
Wow thank you Bjoern.
I actually just had to ditch my workaround for various reasons so was about to try to make this work. You saved me loads of time.
It works perfectly, and creates a better pipeline from Resolve / Fusion in to vvvv. I've only tested with 4 channel 128bpp exrs > R16G16F dds. (I had to ditch BC6H as the Player plugin wasn't happy with dynamically changing quantity of visible textures). I don't know how texconv will deal with exrs that have extra channels. If I test I'll let you know
Hi! thanks for the app, is very fast, but I have a problem xD I don't know that parametres need check for only compress .DDS file to format BC6, I can convert, but bad, is deformed.
Sorry I don't get your question, please rephrase.
Which output format I should use for changing DDS.FORMAT to PNG.FORMAT ? This tool is awesome
It only converts to dds not vice versa, sorry.
hi, a really usefull tool indeed, but it hardly works for me, i try it at a couple of different computers, i tried it hundreds of times, it worked only a few times. Dont know how and why.
I am trying to convert a sequance of png with alpha to dds . as i said it worked a few times..
i tried using simple folder names and file names like C:\chips and to save the dds file to the same or a different folder again in C:
it just says done and nothing happens. help
I love you for open ext support!
@ricaria Using it heavily for a project right now with no issues on multiple machines. Just in case: you pay attention to the file mask dropdown menu and whether the filecount field says it found any files to convert?
... and maybe open source it ? or is it already ?
Hello bjoern! Absolutely lovely tool, using it a lot for Farming Simulator 2019!
One request: Would it be possible to change the file endings to be lowercase instead of uppercase? Some engines do not like uppercase file-endings (like the Giants Engine for Farming Simulator)
So for now it would need a second renaming step, idk when I'll have the time to implement that.
@redphoenix: file extensions are now lowercase (version 1.3).
@bjoern you are an absolute legend!
Hey bjoern - for some reason with the last update I encounter some instability issue. Whenever switching away and back to the GUI it closes right away.
@redphoenix you mean switching to another programm, e.g. alt + tab?
Hi bjoern. I have no question I just want to thank you for this tool. It really helps (game) artist who are not so technical with creating a lot of content which they otherwise would have give up on out of frustration. Much appreciated!
@bjoern very sorry for the late answer to this question, but yes (I unfortunately was extremely busy in the meantime)
I've been using it quite often lately and cannot confirm that behaviour. You could check windows eventviewer for more info on what's causing the crash.
I will do, thank you.
Hey! Just crashed on me again, here is a report from the eventviewer.
@redphoenix just guessing but only time it crashed for me was when out of disk space.
@redphoenix sorry for the late reply, re-implemented the tool from scratch. Please try if the errors are fixed in the new version. If you encounter any bugs please create an issue on github instead of posting here.