Files with fbx extension can be found as 3D model files saved in the Autodesk Kaydara 3D data exchange format used in several 3D authoring tools.

There is one other file type using
the FBX file extension!

fbx file icon.fbx - ArcView spatial index file for read-only dataset file

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FBX file extension - Autodesk Kaydara 3D data exchange format

What is fbx file? How to open fbx files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

The fbx file extension is mainly related to Autodesk Kaydara and used for its default file type.

Kaydara FBX is a widely-used standard for the universal exchange and use of 3D content. FBX support is available for all popular 3D authoring tools, like 3D Studio Max, Autodesk Gameware etc.

Historically, there was once a company called Kaydara in Canada who produced a 3D graphics program called MotionBuilder which had a native file format called FilmBox. Kaydara opened up their MotionBuilder program to outside developers in the early 2000s, supported thereafter by Alias Research and Okino Computer Graphics in 2002. Shortly thereafter, Kaydara wanted to gain more market attention so they started to promote FBX as a "universal 3D interchange file format", which it really was not (just as U3D is not a "universal 3D file format" as its name infers). Kaydara Corp. developed FBX v1.0 to v5.0. Alias|Wavefront purchased Kaydara in 2004, producing FBX v6. Alias|Wavefront went bankrupt and Autodesk picked up their assets from the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in 2005, thereafter creating FBX v7 and newer.

FBX is not a committee standardized file format such as COLLADA, X3D or VRML2, and hence has trouble with compatibility from one version to another, or even within files created within the same major release version. There are more streamlined methods to convert data from one program to another rather than using FBX, such as native CAD formats, DWF-3D from Autodesk products, etc. FBX files also tend to be very large and slow to create or parse.

The *.fbx file stores 3D data stored in Kaydara FBX file format.

The default software associated to fbx file type:

3ds Max (3D Studio Max) icon

Autodesk, Inc. logo 3ds Max (3D Studio Max)  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Autodesk, Inc.

3D Studio Max (3ds Max) is widely-used 3D animation software for professionals. It contains modeling capabilities, flexible plug-in architecture, scripting language, etc. It is mostly used by computer game developers. It is also used to create movie visual effects. 3ds Max is only for Microsoft Windows.

Autodesk Gameware icon

Autodesk, Inc. logo Autodesk Gameware  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Autodesk, Inc.

Autodesk Gameware is a set of development tools and middleware software that is used to create video games for various gaming platforms.

Help how to open FBX files:

Use 3D Studio Max or similar 3D modeling progran to open and work with .fbx files.

How to convert file with extension FBX:

Autodesk provides special FBX converter that allows users to convert .fbx files to OBJ and few other formats.

You can also find some dedicated CAD translation programs like PolyTrans|CAD+DCC can convert FBX format to something else.

Find conversions from fbx file:

fbx to 3ds

fbx to dae

fbx to igs

fbx to mb

fbx to obj

fbx to step

fbx to stp

Find converter to fbx file type:

dae to fbx

iges to fbx

max to fbx

mdl to fbx

obj to fbx

skp to fbx

sldprt to fbx

Related links:

Autodesk FBX

List of software applications associated to the .fbx file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open fbx file, edit fbx file, convert fbx file, view fbx file, play fbx file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the fbx files.

  • Open fbx file
  • Save fbx file
  • Edit fbx file
  • Convert fbx file
  • Create fbx file
  • Import fbx file
  • Export fbx file

Software that open fbx file - Autodesk Kaydara 3D data exchange format

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open fbx file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with fbx file by default:
3ds Max (3D Studio Max) small icon 3ds Max (3D Studio Max)
Autodesk Gameware small icon Autodesk Gameware

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