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Autodesk FBX

The Autodesk® FBX® format is a free platform-independent 3D authoring and interchange format that provides access to 3D content from most 3D vendors.

Available for Windows, OSX, iOS and Linux operating systems, the free FBX Software Development Kit allows software and hardware vendors to easily add support for the FBX format. The SDK is an easy-to-use C++ software development toolkit that provides conversion utilities allowing application and content vendors to transfer their existing commercial and demonstration content into the FBX format with a minimum of effort.



Discussion Groups

Get news, expert tips and insider resources directly from Autodesk software engineers  

FBX Customization blog:

Around the Corner” (Maya Platform) – Cyrille Fauvel

Take part in active API discussion forums moderated by Autodesk software engineers.

Autodesk FBX SDK
Autodesk FBX Review Forums
Autodesk FBX Plug-ins Import-Export

Improve your experience with FBX
Report a bug or suggest a feature.


Cloud Computing: Find out how to develop and integrate Cloud Computing (Software as as Service) solutions with your FBX applications.



Samples and Documentation:

FBX SDK Training Webcast Archive

A complete API training on developing with FBX based on C++ and Python

English: Download
Japanese: Download
Training material: Download

  • Learn more about FBX SDK through FBX SDK documents and samples found in Maya devkit.
  • There is also the online FBX documentation which you can learn from:
    FBX SDK Documentation

Tools & Documentation archives

Free* FBX SDK, FBX Extension SDK and FBX Python SDK
Register and download here

Free* FBX plug-ins, FBX Converter, and FBX QuickTime Viewer (no longer available)
Download archives here

*Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement that accompanies the software.

Training and Support

We encourage you to join us on our discussion groups for open and free support. Or, if you need reliable and professional customization support, please join the Autodesk Developer Network.
Please note that we have removed the legacy fbxsdk and fbxplugins email support.

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