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Is there a free tool I can use to view and inspect FBX assets? I've got a bunch of FBX files and I'd like to look at the mesh and textures and preview the animations.

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closed as off-topic by Kromster, congusbongus, Seth Battin, jmegaffin, ClassicThunder Sep 29 '14 at 17:15

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Which technology to use questions are off topic for the site. See the FAQ about discussion oriented sites that would be better to ask at. – Byte56 Jan 18 '13 at 21:49
@Byte56 Consider this question falling under the allowed "asset pipelines" category. – a paid nerd Jan 20 '13 at 2:53
Unfortunately, it's still "which to use". It doesn't matter what the technology is. It could be engines, programming languages, math libraries or any other gorrila vs shark situation. It's a perfectly valid question, it's just not on topic for this site. – Byte56 Jan 20 '13 at 4:09
The question isn't about "which to use", but "does it exist". Seems valid to me. – Laurent Couvidou Jan 22 '13 at 15:46
"Does it exist" is still a list generating question. I can't imagine someone simply being satisfied with "yes, they exist", without someone also suggesting one. The end result is someone is suggesting which one to use. – Byte56 Sep 29 '14 at 17:18
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Found it! The FBX Converter can be downloaded from the FBX Plug-Ins, Converter, and QuickTime Viewer Downloads page. One opened there's an "Add FBX Viewer" button which can display FBX contents and animations.

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Don't forget to accept your own answer if there's no better one! – Laurent Couvidou Jan 22 '13 at 15:46

Try this:

Down the page is a thing called

FBX 2013.3 Plug-in for QuickTime

I think this will allow you to open FBX files in Quicktime.

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I've installed it, but if I try to open one with QuickTime Player I get: "The document “starterUnit.fbx” could not be opened. QuickTime Player cannot open files of this type." – a paid nerd Jan 18 '13 at 20:08

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