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What is a FBX Model?6291

Property3dNZ private msg quote post Address this user
Hi there

Can someone help me with a question I have just been asked - what is a FBX Model? Can we download one from an MP scan? I'm a photographer not a techie person and I have no idea!

I appreciate any help!
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aerialpixels private msg quote post Address this user
its a 3d file format that is used as an intermediate exchange format for different (autodesk) family of 3d softwares.

you can get the OBJ file from matterport and then find software or services to convert it to FBX.
(think of it like getting a JPG can converting it to a TIF.. same but different)

If your client can take FBX, they should be able to take OBJ too. ask them.

Just be cautious about what they expect the OBJ or FBX to be.
The obj u get from matterport may be acceptable for some usage, and not good enough for other usages.

Again to draw analogy - JPG can be really lossy low quality, or can be high quality, high res, big file size etc. Both are JPG files. Same goes with OBJ and FBX.
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Property3dNZ private msg quote post Address this user
@aerialpixels thanks for that I really appreciate your help!
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frstbubble private msg quote post Address this user
@Property3dNZ Seeing how you now have to pay for the obj file maybe you could also ask them if they could use the point cloud file. It is of a better quality. It costs the same because it is all in the Matterpak.
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DannyBasting private msg quote post Address this user
FBX is an amazing file format, since in addition to the "regular 3D data", you can also store digital camera's, lights and even animation data..

If you want, I can save one of your OBJ file as an FBX, however I don't think it adds any value since the additions mentioned above are not included in the original OBJ file. If your client can import FBX, he/she should also be able to import the OBJ file like @aerialpixels mentioned.

As for the pointcloud data.. While it's accuracy is superior to the OBJ file, it is not a mesh. So depending on your clients needs, skills, and available software, that could either be a very good alternative, or a useless one. So asking them about it like @frstbubble suggests might be a good idea.
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Property3dNZ private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks for all your help! I really appreciate it
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