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Virtual Planet Builder

Commandline options

Common Commandline options

Parameter Description Default
General    
-h or --help Display commandline arguments information  
--task    
-s <filename> Specify a VPB source file containing all commandline options.  
--so <filename> Output the VPB source file for the current run.  
--report    
--cache <filename> Read the cache file to use a look up for locally cached files.  
--version Print out version  
--version-number Print out version number only.  
--comment Added a comment/description string to the top most node in the dataset empty
--split Set the distributed build split level.  
--splits Set the distributed build primary and secondary split levels.  
--run-path Set the path that the build should be run from.  
--notify-level Set the notify level when logging messages.  
Input    
-d <filename> Specify the digital elevation map input file to process  
-t <filename> Specify the texture map input file to process  
--building <filename> Specify building outlines using shapefiles.  
--forest <filename> Specify forest outlines using shapefiles  
--levels <begin_level> <end_level> Specify the range of levels that the next source Texture or DEM will contribute to.  
--layer <layer_num> Specify the layer that the next source Texture will contribute to..  
Coordinate system    
--cs <coordinates system string> Set the coordinates system of source imagery, DEM or destination database. The string may be any of the usual GDAL/OGR forms, complete WKT, PROJ.4, EPS  
--wkt <WKT string> Set the coordinates system of source imagery, DEM or destination database in WellKownText form.  
--wkt-file <WKT file> Set the coordinates system of source imagery, DEM or destination database by as file containing WellKownText definition.  
Geocentric database    
--geocentric Build a database in geocentric (i.e. whole earth) database.  
--bluemarble-east Set the coordinates system for next texture or dem to represent the eastern hemisphere of the earth.  
--bluemarble-west Set the coordinates system for next texture or dem to represent the western hemisphere of the earth.  
--whole-globe Set the coordinates system for next texture or dem to represent the whole hemisphere of the earth.  
Ellipsoid model    
--radius-polar Set the polar radius of the ellipsoid model when building a geocentric database. 6356752.3142
--radius-equator Set the equatorial radius of the ellipsoid model when building a geocentric database. 6378137
--spherical Set the polar and equatorial radius both to the average of the two.  
Flat database    
--range <xMin> <xMax> <yMin> <yMax> Set the coordinates system for next texture or dem to the given range.  
--xx    
--xt    
--yy    
--yt    
--zz    
--zt    
     
DataType    
--vector Interpret input as a vector data set  
--raster Interpret input as a raster data set (default)  
     
Output    
--image-ext <ext> Specify the Image format to output to via its plugin name, i.e. rgb, dds, jp2, jpeg. .dds
-o <outputfile> Specify the output master file to generate  
-a <archivename> Specify the archive to place the generated database  
--ibn <buildname> Specify the intermediate build file name  
-l <numOfLevels> Specify the number of PagedLOD levels to generate 30
-e <x> <y> <w> <h> Extents of the model to generate  
-ge <x> <y> <w> <h> Geographic (Lat/Lon) Extents of the model to generate.  
-b <xa> <ya> <xb> <yb> Bounds (similar to extents) of the model to generate. Max/Min order is not important.  
-gb <xa> <ya> <xb> <yb> Geographic Bounds (similar to extents) of the model to generate. Max/Min order is not important.  
--skirt-ratio <float> Set the ratio of skirt height to tile size 0.02
-v Set the vertical multiplier 1.0
--no-terrain-simplification Switch off terrain simplification. true
--default-color <r,g,b,a> Sets the default color of the terrain. (0.5, 0.5, 1.0, 1.0)
--radius-to-max-visible-distance-ratio Set the maximum visible distance ratio for all tiles apart from the top most tile. The maximum visible distance is computed from the ratio * tile radius. 7.0
--max-anisotropy Max anisotropy level to use when texturing 1.0
GeometryType?    
--HEIGHT_FIELD Create a height field database  
--POLYGONAL Create a height field database (default)  
--TERRAIN Create a osgTerrain::Terrain database  
     
DatabaseType?    
--LOD Create a LOD'd database  
--PagedLOD Create a PagedLOD'd database (default)  
     
TextureType    
--compressed Use OpenGL compression on RGB destination imagery (default)  
--RGBA-compressed Use OpenGL compression on RGBA destination imagery  
--RGB-16 Use 16bit RGB destination imagery  
--RGB-24 Use 24bit RGB destination imagery  
--RGBA-16 Use 16bit RGBA destination imagery  
--RGBA Use 32bit RGBA destination imagery  
     
MipMappingMode  
--no-mip-mapping Disable mip mapping of textures  
--mip-mapping-hardware Use mip mapped textures, and generate the mipmaps in hardware when available.  
--mip-mapping-imagery Use mip mapped textures, and generate the mipmaps in imagery. (default)  
   
--BuildOverlays [True/False] Switch on/off the building of overlay within the source imagery. Overlays can help reduce texture aliasing artifacts. false
--ReprojectSources [True/False] Switch on/off the reprojection of any source imagery that aren't in the correct projection for the database build. true
--GenerateTiles [True/False] Switch on/off the generation of the output database tiles. true
--tile-image-size Set the tile maximum image size 256
--tile-terrain-size Set the tile maximum terrain size 64
-O string option to pass to write plugins, use "" for multiple options  
--subtile <LOD> <X> <Y> Set the subtile to begin the build from.  
--record-subtile-on-leaf-tiles Enable the setting of the subtile file name of the leaf tiles. false
--type-attribute Set the type name which specify how the shapes should be interpreted in shapefile/dbase files. (empty signifies no type attribute has been defined) NAME
--height-attribute Set the attribute name for height attributes used in shapefile/dbase files. HGT
--height Set the height to use for associated shapefiles. (negative signifies that no height has been defined) -1.0
--mask Set the mask to assign indivual shapefile/model. 0xffffffff
--terrain-mask Set the overall mask to assign terrain. 0xffffffff
--read-threads-ratio <ratio> Set the ratio number of read threads relative to number of cores to use. 0.0
--write-threads-ratio <ratio> Set the ratio number of write threads relative to number of cores to use. 0.0
--build-options <string> Set build options string.  
DEM interpolation    
--interpolate-terrain Enable the use of interpolation when sampling data from source DEMs. (default)  
--no-interpolate-terrain Disable the use of interpolation when sampling data from source DEMs.  
Imagery interpolation    
--interpolate-imagery Enable the use of interpolation when sampling data from source imagery. (default)  
--no-interpolate-imagery Disable the use of interpolation when sampling data from source imagery.