ImageToPAA

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Basic information

Author:
Bohemia Interactive
Compatibility:
Arma 3
Download:
Part of Arma 3 Tools package on Steam

Description

Description:
ImageToPAA is a command line tool for texture conversion. The conversion engine is identical to TexView 2. See Armed Assault: Texture Naming Rules (also available in the tools) for more information about the conversion process. ImageToPAA also has an interface which allows batch processing from multiple source directories, error output in case of failure and some other feature.

arma3tools imagetopaagui.jpg

Usage

Line call:
ImageToPAA.exe [saveoptions] source [<destination>]
ImageToPaaGUI.exe
Options:
Size of the texture output
  • -size=<n>
Examples:
ImageToPAA.exe X:\MySourceFolder\*.tga

Licenses

Licensing:
Bohemia Interactive End User License Agreement
See also:
TexView 2, Pal2PacE



Additional information

Supported formats

Input:

  • JPG
  • TGA (24 bit / 32 bit with alpha channel )
  • PNG (with or without alpha channel)
  • PAA
  • PAC

Important note: All input textures must have resolution 2^x / 2^y (e.g. 16 / 16, 32 / 32, 64 / 64, 256 /256). The largest texture size commonly supported by graphics cards and RV engine is 4096x4096, in future, larger could be possible and it is already supported in Pal2PacE. However, some textures which don't respect these rules might be converted via TexView 2 (right click, open with TexView).

Also, if ImageToPAA fails to convert a texture which appears to be valid, please, consider switching your source file to 8bits.

Output:

  • PAA/PAC
  • TGA (32 bit with alpha channel)
  • PNG (with alpha channel)