Ok. I have been looking around fore solutions to my situation.
I know this seems off the subject a little but I have to restate my question.
There is an executable file in the maya bin directory called xpm2bmp.
When you drag an XPM pixel map over the application it creates a BMP image in the same directory as the XPM pixel map. I was wondering if there was a way by using the "system" command in maya to pass an XPM pixel map into this application to convert it into a bitmap image.
I tried stuff like:
system ("start xpm2bmp C:/Documents and Settings/[username]/[directory]/[filename].XPM");
but I get no results.
Using the command:
system ("start xpm2bmp");
without the filename directory simply opens a black cmd window.
Again I know it is off the subject a little. But I promise it all connects. If I can't do a certain thing with Maya MEL commands, minus well call on an outside resource. That's all I'm trying to do.
If anyone can help me out here or give me a tip, like always, I would greatly appreciate it.
I hope you didn't waste your time reading this line.