Error when making a trail (material, vtf, vmt). Please help!

*** Encountered VTF invalid texture size!
Error reading texture header "materials/trails/sea_trail.vtf"

Stats of the VTF:
[ Flags ]
No Mipmap
No Level Of Detail
Eight Bit Alpha

[Image Info]
Height: 128
Width: 128
Format: DXT5


	"$baseTexture" "trails/sea_trail"
	"$additive" 0
	"$vertexcolor" 1
	"$vertexalpha" 1

It appears as a purbleblack checkerboard. No idea what that error means, as I’ve changed the image size to a number of the power of 2 ( I.E. 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, etc. )

Also when saving it with photoshop ( with a VTF plugin ) here Is what I’m using:

Look at the trails built into gmod and copy the exact same layout and settings. I don’t think they are square.

That’s what I did. In the VTF file however it doesn’t tell me the Mipmap filter, either way I shouldn’t have any mipmaps. What do you mean by Square?

I think he means the texture dimensions. Source scales every texture to need, so that’s not the problem.

The problem is in the .vtf itself for some reason. Try some tga to vtf converters. Also try BGRA888 instead of DXT5.

Fixed it. Figured out it was the FTP client I used.

I learned my lesson: Stay away from FireFTP.