.FBX File Extension

Autodesk FBX Interchange File

Developer Autodesk
Popularity
3.7  |  74 Votes
Category 3D Image Files
Format Binary

What is an FBX file?

An FBX file is a 3D model saved in the Autodesk Filmbox format. It can be used and shared across a variety of digital modeling and content creation programs, including the Autodesk suite of applications. Game developers and animators often use FBX files.

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FBX file open in Autodesk Viewer

While the FBX format is proprietary, many non-Autodesk modeling and animation applications can open FBX files. This allows creators to share 3D models in the FBX format, which is efficient because it stores models as binary data.

How to convert 3D models to the FBX format

Model creators can convert models to the FBX format using Blender (multiplatform) or Autodesk FBX Converter (Windows and Mac, but unsupported as of 2013). For example, Autodesk FBX Converter can convert .OBJ, .DXF, .3DS, and .DAE (COLLADA) files to the FBX format.

NOTE: Kaydara originally developed the FBX format for use in Kaydara MotionBuilder. Autodesk acquired Kaydara in 2006.

How to open an FBX file

You can import FBX files into many different 3D modeling and animation applications, including Autodesk Maya (multiplatform) and Blender (multiplatform). However, if you just want to quickly view the model your FBX file contains, the quickest way to do so is by opening it with Autodesk FBX Review (Windows, Mac, iOS) or Autodesk Viewer (Web).

How to convert an FBX file

You can use Autodesk FBX Converter (Windows, Mac) or Blender (multiplatform) to convert FBX files to other 3D model and scene formats. For example, Blender can convert FBX files to the following formats:

  • .DAE - Digital Asset Exchange
  • ABC - Alembic Scene
  • .USD - Universal Scene Description Format
  • .PLY - Polygon Model
  • .STL - Stereolithography Model
  • .GLB, .GLTF - GL Transmission Format
  • .OBJ - Wavefront 3D Object
  • .X3D - Xara3D Project
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Programs that open FBX files

Updated July 12, 2022

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