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Export 3D model to FBX for 3dsMax

Anonymous
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WISH:

Make option to save 3D model in FBX format

FBX is the gate for working with 3dsMax.
3DS format is outdated, DWG format exports triangulates and FBX (and DWG) can be "linked" into 3DSMax making workflow elastic and update'able.
I understand that Graphisoft pushes towards Cinema4d but on the other side wants to be OPEN.
If freeware Blender can export to FBX than propably Archicad could also.

Since I try to make vizualizations and need proxy grass and other models with milions of vertecs Archicad rendering engine is pretty much limited for me (althought useful in some aspects).

For some reason there wasn't a wish for this before.... so here it is.
For me this very important, seriously.
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Anonymous
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This is no more needed.
The FBX export is already there under Save As when used from 3D window, and it works really well !
To find it you have to scroll down the available extensions list as it sometimes hides on the very bottom of the list.

Exporting from AC and updating models in 3DS Max is now a pleasure.

Thank you Graphisoft !

Anonymous
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Is this still an option, if so, which version of ArchiCAD and on what platform.
I'm running V22 on MacOS. To export direct to FBX would save me quite a process.

Barry Kelly
Moderator
SKETCH3D wrote:
Is this still an option, if so, which version of ArchiCAD and on what platform.
I'm running V22 on MacOS. To export direct to FBX would save me quite a process.
In 21 and 22 there should be an option from the 3D window to 'Save As' a Twinmotion FBX file.
Is that what you are looking for?

If it is not there then it may come from an add-on that needs to be installed - but I don't recall ever doing that.

Barry.

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Pavel Tsochev
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Is there a reason for this "Save As: Twinmotion FBX" option to be missing in 25?

Barry Kelly
Moderator
Pavel wrote:
Is there a reason for this "Save As: Twinmotion FBX" option to be missing in 25?

There appears to be no Twinmotion Import/Export add-on installed with Archicad 25.
There is also do 'Direct Link' add-on from Twinmotion either.

I haven't tried but I have heard the procedure in 25 is to install the Unreal Engine Datasmith add-on for Archiad 25 (preview version at the moment).
You then export the file using this and import that into Twinmotion - there is no direct link anymore - you must export/import manually.
So this would be similar to saving as an FBX but it is its own Datasmith format - maybe that is FBX - I don't know.

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Dell Precision 3510 - i7 6820HQ @ 2.70GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro W5130M, Windows 10

Pavel Tsochev
Booster
Thank you, the Datasmith addon works just fine. The unability to save an FBX file however puts a stop to the updatable model pipeline with 3dsMax.

Pavel Tsochev
Booster
The solution I found is to save your Archicad model as a .rvt file (available in 25). Then it can be loaded and reloaded in the same workflow manner. In this case you have to keep in mind that .rvt files are version sensitive, so you or your visualization partners need to use the latest 3dsMax.

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
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Datasmith Exporter for Archicad 23/24/25 was released a few days ago.
It contains a direct link to both the Unreal Engine and Twinmotion:

https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/datasmith/plugins
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