Export animation as FBX files in Autodesk Maya, which can be imported into other 3D applications for further editing and animation. The FBX format is a versatile file format that can be edited in many 3D applications, making it the perfect format for exporting animation. Before we get into how to export your animation in FBX format we will first get to know what is a FBX.
what is fbx file format?
The FBX format, a file format owned by Kaydara and Autodesk, is designed to facilitate interoperability between different digital content creation software programs. FBX is also a part of Autodesk Gameware, a suite of video game middleware.
What is FBX file used for?
FBX, which came into use early this century, is the most suitable format for the amount of information available in its structure due to its support for 3D modeling, scene hierarchy, materials lighting, animations, bones, skinning, and blend shapes. FBX has a very old design that supports data that is not widely used any longer, such as NURBS surfaces and curves.
What opens an FBX file?
You can open and view the 3D model saved within an FBX file using Autodesk FBX Review (Windows, Mac), a free FBX file viewer. You can also open FBX files using Autodesk Viewer (Web).
How to export an fbx file from Maya?
To export your Maya scene:
- Launch Maya.
- Select File > Export All, or File > Export Selection. The Export All, or Export Selection dialog box appears.
- Select FBX from the File of Type menu. Note: If you do not see the FBX file extension in the File of Type menu, activate fbxmaya.mll in Maya’s Plug-in Manager.
In conclusion, exporting the animation as FBX files in Autodesk Maya is a quick and easy way to share your work with others. It also allows you to continue working on your animation in another program if needed. By using the FBX format, you can be sure that your animation will be compatible with a variety of software programs.