BUG: Rhino 6 Export to FBX Version 7 binary, bad file



Hello McNeel team!

I’m having an error when i try to open a FBX file that was created from Rhino 6 using the Version 7 binary option.

I’ve tried exporting to FBX in other Versions as well. Here are my findings

Export to FBX from Rhino 6
7 binary

  • Opens in Rhino 6 and 3D’s Max 2017
  • Fail to open in Rhino 5 nor 3D’s Max 2012 (no error messages)

7 ascii, 6 binary and 6 ascii

  • Opens in Rhino 5/6 and 3D’s Max 2012/2017

Export to FBX from Rhino 5
All Versions

  • Opens in Rhino 5/6 and 3D’s Max 2012/2017

I want to export in v7b to take advantage of the reduced file size.

Best Regards!

(Pascal Golay) #2

Hi Daniel - thanks for the report., I see the Rhino part of this at least.




Thank you Pascal!
Let me know if you need more info/tests


In Case someone has the same Issue:

Tim Hemmelman 06 Jun 2018 11:50

This has to do with AutoDesk’s FBX SDK and there’s no work around. V6 uses a newer SDK than V5 and must produce V7 binary files that the older SDK cannot read. This was first discovered here. https://mcneel.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/RH-37012

Related Changes

Resolved Date

None→19 hours ago (06 Jun 2018 11:51)


Submitted→Won’t fix