Is there at plan to give us the option to export to FBX in the future? I see that many users talk about it but turn it to that there now is a solution to it by Datasmith to use with Twinmotion. But not all of us work with Twinmotion.
I work with 3D Studio/VRay and Unreal for many of our projects and sure Datasmith is nice to have in Archicad, but not to have the chance to export to FBX for 3D Studio or Blender is really a bummer. To not have the opportunity to have linked projects with FBX-files makes revisions a really hard days work.
FBX-Files is used by many 3D software and gives Archicad projects the chance to go in many different ways for presentation to clients. To just say we have Datasmith is to say that we only work with Twinmotion and Unreal, I don't just want to work with those, I want my projects to have the opportunity to expand in many other 3D applications.
Maybe I missed something but I cant find the Export FBX anywhere.
I actually have to have a subscription to SketchUp to save as SKP from Archicad, then to FBX so I can bring it into an AR app. Before I used the TM out option (FBX). I'd think it's important to have a path to an AR app in 2021. I've been using Arki on iOS.
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Hi! I guess many of us posting in this thread have opinions on what criterias a good export function should meet. How about making a list to Graphisoft if they ever decide to make their own fbx-export? This is what I think should be exported:
1) Global position xyz
2) Geometric groups. A wall with different surface materials should stick together after export.
3) Correct surface normals (not a big problem with Archicad)
3) Geometry triangulation, quads or "as is"-option
3) Material names (even long names and special characters)
4) Texture uv-coordinates
5) Soft or hard vertices and edges
Can you forum members come up with more? Or modify this list?