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Damon-QA
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IMPORTANT ! New FBX 2012.1 Technology is now Available !

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04-11-2011 11:38 AM
Hello Area Community!

FBX 2012.1 is now officially available for download on http://www.autodesk.com/fbx. We believe this is our most stable, enhanced and robust version of our data interchange technology to date.

http://area.autodesk.com/fbx2012

FBX 2012.1 is a full feature upgrade from FBX 2011 versions (Up to 2011.3.1)

If you have installed 3ds Max 2012 or 3ds Max Design 2012, the FBX 2012.0 plug-in has been installed with the default installation, you will need to download and install the FBX 2012.1 plug-in to enjoy the latest bug fixes and enhancements, Maya 2012 already comes with the FBX 2012.1 plug-in.

This release includes FBX 2012.1 Plug-ins for the following products:
Autodesk 3ds Max 2010 (WIN 32/64-bit)
Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 (WIN 32/64-bit)
Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 (WIN 32/64-bit)
Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2010 (WIN 32/64-bit)
Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011 (WIN 32/64-bit)
Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2012 (WIN 32/64-bit)
Autodesk Maya 2010 (WIN 32/64 bit / MAC / Linux 64-bit)
Autodesk Maya 2011 (WIN 32/64 bit / MAC / Linux 64-bit)
Autodesk Maya 2012 (WIN 32/64 bit / MAC / Linux 64-bit)

The following downloads are also available:
Autodesk FBX 2012.1 Converter (WIN / MAC)
Autodesk FBX 2012.1 Software Development Kit (WIN / MAC / Linux)
Autodesk FBX 2012.1 Extensions Software Development Kit (includes published reader/writer source code) (WIN / MAC / Linux)
FBX 2012.1 FBX Plug-in for QuickTime

For those of you who participated in our "Monument" Beta project, please ensure that you uninstall any previous beta versions of the plug-ins.

For those who would like to participate in future beta projects, please contact us at fbxbeta @ autodesk.com for further information.

What’s new in FBX 2012.1?

Please read the ‘What’s new in this version’ sections in the online help documentation on the web for more complete product-specific information.


FBX Help Documentation Changes - As of this release, all FBX Help documentation is available from a website, rather than installed locally

Improved import/export performance - Import of FBX files is now up to 30% faster in certain applications

Morpher targets - The FBX 2012 plug-in now supports progressive morphs

Vector Displacement Maps support - New support for Vector Displacement Maps (VDMs)

Visibility inheritance behavior enhancements - The visibility of hierarchical objects has been improved

Lines/Splines support - No longer need to convert splines to meshes

New Triangulate export option - More robust and accurate tessellation

Auto-key type support - New support has been added for Auto-tangent animation curve key types

Mudbox layered texture blend support - More blend modes for layered textures were added

Importer File/System FPS statistics - The Importer Statistics now display the frame rate

Global Ambient light setting - Lets you import the ambient color of a FBX file into the scene

Materials custom attributes support - Support for Material Custom Attributes has been enhanced

Substance materials export support - New and updated texture classes in FBX 2012 provide support for Substance procedural textures

Nested layered textures support - You can now work with multi-level layered textures

COLLADA (.dae) support improvements - New support for lines and arcs, together with improved robustness


Please consult the readme.txt files that install with the plug-ins for information on specific bug fixes, as there have been a large number of them this time around. If you run into any issues at all or have any questions about the direction we’re headed in with our plug-ins, please contact us at fbxplugins @ autodesk.com. We’re of course very interested in what you have to say.

We hope you enjoy the release!

FBX Product Home: http://www.autodesk.com/fbx
FBX 2012.1 Plug-in Downloads: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/item?siteID=123112&id=10775855
FBX 2012.1 Compatibility Charts: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=14376272
FBX SDK 2012.1 Downloads: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/item?siteID=123112&id=10775847
FBX Extensions SDK 2012.1 Downloads: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/item?siteID=123112&id=11854562
Autodesk FBX 2012 System Requirements: http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/fbx_2012_system_requirements_us.pdf

- Damon
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Re: IMPORTANT ! New FBX 2012.1 Technology is now Available !

04-25-2011 04:58 PM in reply to: Damon-QA
The only thing I had to change from 2011.3.1 to 2012.1 is KfbxTexture to KbfxFileTexture.

Very easy port.
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