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Autodesk FBX Review Community


Quickly share and review 3D assets and animations with team members or clients, without using a commercial 3D authoring tool.

New Features

What is FBX Review?

FBX Review is a free, lightweight, standalone software tool for reviewing 3D assets and animations* quickly and efficiently. A free utility, FBX Review enables users to view 3D content without using a 3D authoring tool, to help speed up asset sharing and review process for development teams.

The viewport is Microsoft® DirectX® 11** enabled so that users can perform detailed visual inspections of their assets. Users can toggle beteween shading modes, animations, cameras, and lighting options to better evaluate their 3D content. Touch UI on mobile devices makes reviewing assets on-the-go easier than ever. 

New Features in v1.2

Support for ZIP Files

FBX Review now makes asset review easier with support for ZIP files. Models and textures saved into ZIP files open correctly without needing to assign textures manually. 

Geometry Cache Support

FBX Review now supports geometry cache playback, including Maya cache, 3ds Max cache, and the Alembic cache format. Geometry cache support is only available on desktop versions of FBX Review.

Core Features

Quickly and Easily Review 3D Models

  • Users can import and review a variety of 3D file formats without using full commercial 3D animation software: .fbx, .zip, .abcˆ, .3ds, .obj, .dxf, .dae, .bvh, .htr, .trc, .asf, .amc, .c3d, .aoa, .mcd.
  • Switch between shading modes: wireframe, faceted, shaded, textured, and wireframe overlay.
  • Toggle scene lights, shadows, and tessellation.
  • A high-fidelity viewport supporting DirectX 11 helps users review assets and scenes with a wide range of visual effects.
    • Static and Dynamic Tessellation
    • Displacement and Vector Displacement Maps
    • Skin Deformations and Animation
    • Phong and Lambert Basic Material Properties (such as: Diffuse Color)
    • Specular and Normal Maps (Tangent-Space)
    • Real-Time Shadow Maps
    • Diffuse and Emissive Maps
    • Reflection Maps (Cube, 2D or mix)
    • Opacity Mask Maps
    • Light and Ambient Occlusion Maps
    • Anisotropic Direction Maps
    • Transparency with Fresnel
    • 3 Diffuse Models: Lambert, Skin and Hair/Fur
    • 3 Specular Models: Blinn, Skin and Anisotropic (Hair/Comb flow)
    • Translucency Bodies (Sub Surface Scattering)
    • Image Based Lighting
    • Rim Light with Fresnel
    • Ground and Sky Ambient Color

Playback Animation Takes and Switch Cameras

      • Examine animations and scenes using familiar and intuitive play, pause, and scrub-through controls.
      • For files containing user-created cameras, FBX Review allows the user to toggle between them. If no cameras are saved, FBX Review provides default orthogonal and perspective cameras.
      • If multiple animation takes are saved within a file, a simple drop down enables rapid switching between the takes.

 

Intuitive, Lightweight, and Mobile

        • Designed to help artistic and creative directors review assets on-the-go, FBX Review was designed to run on Windows 8 touch-screen devices such as tablets.
        • Touch-screen controls on Windows 8 makes reviewing assets a simple, familiar process.
        • Use the Windows 8 charm bar to quickly send review notes and screenshots to team members.



*Animations must be baked in the authoring tool.

**Certain viewing features only available on supported hardware. 

ˆAlembic support only available on desktop versions of FBX Review.