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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 We believe this is our most stable, enhanced and robust version of our data interchange technology to date.

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 @ 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 @ We’re of course very interested in what you have to say.

We hope you enjoy the release!

FBX Product Home:
FBX 2012.1 Plug-in Downloads:
FBX 2012.1 Compatibility Charts:
FBX SDK 2012.1 Downloads:
FBX Extensions SDK 2012.1 Downloads:
Autodesk FBX 2012 System Requirements:

- 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.