FBX Export Settings
If you have various animations on different Takes, each Take will also be exported as a separeate FBX Take in the same FBX file.
The export can be aborted at any time by pressing the
Objects from Cinema 4D will be converted to the right-hand system; meshes and the direction of travel of the polygons will be corrected accordingly.
All parametric objects will be converted to polygon objects.
Spots, round spots and parallel lights can be converted directly. Details such as falloff, etc. cannot be set. The following allocation applies to the types that cannot be displayed:
Square Spot, Parallel Spot (round), Parallel Spot (square) -\ Round Spot
Distance -\ Directional and. Parallel
Cylinders, Area -\ Omni^
If a Null object was parented to a light upon import, it will be removed automatically upon export.
The environment color will be exported.
The Renderer on setting (gray, red or green point at bottom right of Object Manager) will be saved as the visibility setting.
Here you can select the FBX version that should be used for export. Which one should be selected depends on which version the application into which you want to import can read.
Enable this option if you want to export Cinema 4D light sources.
Enable this option if you want to export cameras.
Enable this option if you want to export Subdivision Surfaces (only as Type Catmull-Clark), including weighting.
If this option is disabled, only the cage object will be exported.
Enable this option if you want to export splines.
Various Cinema 4D objects such as Instance, Array or Cloner objects can create instances that can also saved as such in the FBX file (whereby the file size will reduce accordingly). If this option is enabled, a complete polygon object will be created for each instance.
The following Tracks are supported:
This option is the same as the
Enable this option if you want to export PLA animations (or splines). Vertex data will then be saved for the PLA animated objects for each animation frame. A folder named according to the FBX Project file will be created in the save path, in which 2 files (*.xml and *.mc) for each PLA animation object will in turn be saved, named accordingly. These file and folder names, as well as the hierarchy may not be modified. Otherwise they cannot be read correctly by the application importing them.
Any Muscle objects that are present will also be exported as a PLA with this option.
Saving Normals is important for files created for MotionBuilder, Unity or Maya. All Phong tag information (incl. broken Phong edges) is exported in the Normals.
Enable this option if all Vertex Colors should be exported.
Make sure that the Vertex Colors Type (point or polygon-based) is also saved accordingly.
If this option is enabled, all vertex maps will be exported as vertex colors.
If this option is enabled, meshes will basically be exported as triangles (quads and n-gons will also be converted to triangles).
If this option is enabled, a
Note in conjunction with this that tags that are ,based on’ non-subdivided cage objects (such as Selection or Weight tags) will not be adapted and will therefore no longer fit to the exported, subdivided (i.e., option enabled) object.
If this option is enabled, the objects under the LOD object will be given the suffix _LODx, whereby the x represents a consecutive number. Unity 3D, for example, requires this naming convention.
Note that FBX only supports the LOD Mode Children, whereby H/V Screen Size and Screen Surface is output as a percent value, which can, for example, be read by Maya.
Here you can define if materials, including material channels and their textures should be included in the FBX file. A list of material channels and properties supported by FBX can be found here. Shaders are not yet supported.
If enabled, the FBX file will be saved in ASCII text format. This makes it easier, for example, for game developers to import animations into game engines.
If this option is enabled, only the selected objects, including their Child objects will be exported.
Selected objects will be saved with global coordinates (instead of with local coordinates or the Parent object, as is usually the case with objects in hierarchies.
If enabled, textures will be imbedded into the FBX file. If disabled, an absolute path to the texture will be saved. This will, of course, make the file smaller but the texture will no longer be found if the FBX file is moved to another computer or directory.
Enable this option if you want to export existing Substances to FBX. The substance material (as with all other materials) must be assigned to the respective object.
The following limitations exist: