FBX File Type

- The quick facts

What are FBX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a FBX file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a FBX file?

A .FBX file is an Autodesk Kaydara FilmBox Digital Content file.

The .fbx file extension is a proprietary file format initially developed by Kaydara. Autodesk bought the license for the file format late 2006 and has been its owner since then. The .fbx format originated as a replacement file format for Canadian company Kaydara's Filmbox- software for recording data from motion capture devices.

Filmbox is shortened to FBX. Hence, it became a file extension for 3Ds and video-related content. The FBX's primary 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.

How to open FBX files

Important: Different programs may use files with the FBX file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your FBX file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different FBX openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 29, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension FBX

While we know of one file format using the .FBX file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .FBX file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

Autodesk MotionBuilderAutodesk MotionBuilderUser submitted
MudboxMudboxUser submitted
SAP VEViewerSAP VEViewerUser submitted
TouchDesignerTouchDesignerUser submitted
TRMTRMUser submitted
ClockStone FBX ViewerClockStone FBX ViewerUser submitted
TouchPlayerTouchPlayerUser submitted
Right Hemisphere Deep ViewRight Hemisphere Deep ViewUser submitted
SAP SAP 3D Visual Enterprise ViewerSAP SAP 3D Visual Enterprise ViewerUser submitted
Autodesk FBX ReviewAutodesk FBX ReviewUser submitted