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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  • \$\begingroup\$ 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. \$\endgroup\$ – MichaelHouse Jan 18 '13 at 21:49
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  • \$\begingroup\$ 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. \$\endgroup\$ – MichaelHouse Jan 20 '13 at 4:09
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    \$\begingroup\$ The question isn't about "which to use", but "does it exist". Seems valid to me. \$\endgroup\$ – Laurent Couvidou Jan 22 '13 at 15:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ "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. \$\endgroup\$ – MichaelHouse Sep 29 '14 at 17:18

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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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.

  • \$\begingroup\$ 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." \$\endgroup\$ – a paid nerd Jan 18 '13 at 20:08

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