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.

Software that will open, convert or fix FBX files

These apps are known to open certain types of FBX files. Since many different programs may use FBX files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific FBX file.

Autodesk MotionBuilderAutodesk MotionBuilderUser submitted
MudboxMudboxUser submitted
SAP VEViewerSAP VEViewerUser submitted
TouchDesignerTouchDesignerUser submitted
TRMTRMUser submitted
TouchPlayerTouchPlayerUser submitted
Right Hemisphere Deep ViewRight Hemisphere Deep ViewUser submitted
3DBrowser3DBrowserUser submitted
Deep ViewDeep ViewUser submitted
ClockStone FBX ViewerClockStone FBX ViewerUser submitted
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We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with FBX-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!