Autodesk FBX Review - Free App for Reviewing 3D Entertainment Assets

Autodesk FBX Review: Free App for Reviewing 3D Entertainment Assets

Autodesk has unveiled FBX Review at SIGGRAPH 2013. The new, free app allows professional artists and animators to review 3D entertainment assets on Windows devices.

Autodesk FBX Review is a powerful, lightweight tool that offers the ability to conduct detailed reviews of a wide range of 3D assets, including detailed 3D models, environments and character animations.

"We've consistently observed our customers' need to speed up project iteration, while maintaining high-fidelity assets that are faithful to the original design," said Chris Bradshaw, senior vice president, Autodesk Media & Entertainment. "FBX Review streamlines the asset review process, providing greater flexibility for mobile, decentralized creative teams."

Modern workflows include numerous internal and external clients and stakeholders, many in different locations. Autodesk FBX Review allows any user on a Windows device or platform to view 3D assets with a robust feature set, without using commercial 3D animation software. For example, an artist working in Autodesk Maya can send an animation file to anyone who has installed FBX Review, and the recipient will have a full menu of features with which to view the assets.

By supporting a wide range of open 3D file formats, from popular digital creation formats like .fbx, .3ds, and .obj to .dxf, an Autodesk AutoCAD format, FBX Review gives artists the freedom to use their favorite 3D tools. Reviewers can then choose to view assets with various shading options, animations, cameras or lighting options in the Microsoft DirectX 11enabled viewport.

To evaluate animations and scenes, FBX Review offers easy-to-use controls to cycle through animation takes and different camera angles to quickly play, pause and scrub-through animations. Scenes can be viewed with the cameras and lights native to the file or with the in-app perspective and orthographic cameras.