How to open FBX files
Did your computer fail to open a FBX file? We explain what FBX files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.
What is a FBX file?
The .fbx file extension is a proprietary file format originally developed by Kaydara. Autodesk bought the license for the file format last 2006 and the owner of it since then. The .fbx format originated as a replacement file format for Canadian company Kaydara's Filmbox- a software for recording data from motion capture devices. Filmbox is shortened to FBX, hence, it became a file extension for 3Ds and video- related contents.
The FBX main purpose is to provide interoperability between digital content creation applications. The .fbx files allow computer- based creations to be opened, edited, and modified across many applications and systems. FBX is also part of Autodesk Gameware, a series of video game middleware.
FBX files can be converted from .obj, .dxf, .3ds, and .dae formats using the free FBX conversion utility.The FBX can be represented on-disk as either binary or ASCII data. The ASCII format is a tree structured document with clearly named identifiers. FBX files can work with many 3D authoring tools and software.
FBX file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of FBX files. Remember, different programs may use FBX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.