AutoDesk FBX Review for Windows

Autodesk FBX Review is a new lightweight and free software tool for reviewing 3D assets and animations without the need of using a 3D authoring tool.

Users can toggle shading modes, animations, cameras, and lighting options to better evaluate their 3D content through a touch-based UI on Windows 8 or with a mouse and keyboard on Windows 7.

To find out more about what's inside FBX Review read on...

Super fast 3D Model reviewing

Users can import and review a variety of 3D file formats without using full commercial 3D animation software: .fbx, .3ds, .obj, .dxf, .dae, .bvh, .htr, .trc, .asf, .amc, .c3d, .aoa, .mcd.


  • Switch between shading modes: wireframe, faceted, shaded, textured, and wireframe overlay.
  • Toggle scene lights, shadows, and tessellation.
  • A high-fidelity viewport supporting DirectX 11 helps users review assets and scenes with a wide range of visual effects.
    • Static and Dynamic Tessellation
    • Displacement and Vector Displacement Maps
    • Skin Deformations and Animation
    • Phong and Lambert Basic Material Properties (such as: Diffuse Color)
    • Specular and Normal Maps (Tangent-Space)
    • Real-Time Shadow Maps
    • Diffuse and Emissive Maps
    • Reflection Maps (Cube, 2D or mix)
    • Opacity Mask Maps
    • Light and Ambient Occlusion Maps
    • Anisotropic Direction Maps
    • Transparency with Fresnel
    • 3 Diffuse Models: Lambert, Skin and Hair/Fur
    • 3 Specular Models: Blinn, Skin and Anisotropic (Hair/Comb flow)
    • Translucency Bodies (Sub Surface Scattering)
    • Image Based Lighting
    • Rim Light with Fresnel
    • Ground and Sky Ambient Color

Playback Animation Takes and Switch Cameras

Examine animations and scenes using familiar and intuitive play, pause, and scrub-through controls.

  • For files containing user-created cameras, FBX Review allows the user to toggle between them. If no cameras are saved, FBX Review provides default orthogonal and perspective cameras.
  • If multiple animation takes are saved within a file, a simple drop down enables rapid switching between the takes.


Intuitive, Lightweight, and Mobile

  • Designed to help artistic and creative directors review assets on-the-go, FBX Review was designed to run on Windows 8 touch-screen devices such as tablets.
  • Touch-screen controls on Windows 8 makes reviewing assets a simple, familiar process.
  • Use the Windows 8 charm bar to quickly send review notes and screenshots to team members.


About the Author

rich O'Brien

This article was written by 

Rich is SketchUcation's Managing Director and Certified SketchUp Trainer. He has a background in aviation technical training and is also the editor of CatchUp WebMag