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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model FBX Files to IDTF

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Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or FBX (Autodesk Filmbox) model files to a standard IDTF (PDF With integrated 3D Models) file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing. Our conversion tool can also batch convert multiple FBX files, up to 25 files at a time can be converted.

To convert your FBX file click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a IDTF file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the FBX to IDTF conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.

How to Convert your FBX to IDTF Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your FBX to IDTF.

Upload a FBX

Click the "Upload a FBX File" button and select a FBX to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your IDTF

Click the download link once completed to receive your IDTF file.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my FBX file to IDTF?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your FBX file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the FBX to IDTF conversion has completed, you can download your IDTF file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my FBX to IDTF?

We aim to process all FBX to IDTF conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.

How accurate is the FBX to IDTF conversion?

We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.

Is it safe to convert my FBX to IDTF on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the FBX file you submit to us. The resulting IDTF file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert FBX to IDTF on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our FBX to IDTF tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.

What if I am using an Ad Blocker, will that affect things?

Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our FBX conversion tool please consider white-listing our site. When an Ad Blocker is enabled there are some conversion limits on some of our tools and processing/conversion times will be longer.

What version of FBX file is supported?

Our tool can read binary FBX versions 7.0 and above and text formatted FBX files version 6.4 and above. Please ensure your FBX version meets these requirements before uploading.

I have several FBX files, can I batch convert my FBX to IDTF?

Yes! Our FBX tool supports full batch conversions. You can upload up to 25 FBX files at a time. Our tool will convert them all as quickly as possible. Once completed, you can either download the IDTF files individually or download them all in a single ZIP file.

How does it work?

Converting from the FBX file format to IDTF can be a complex process and any tool used for this conversion process needs to be able to handle a variety of data conversion tasks as well as identify any defects within the 3D model and fix them. Here we will explain the conversion process used by our tool to accurately convert your FBX file to a valid IDTF 3D model. Lets start with the conversion process, which involves the following steps:

Step 1: Read the Source FBX File

In its simplest form, an FBX file can be either a plain text or binary file containing 3D data such as vertices, faces, normals and more. When combined, these make up the 3D model you see on your screen.

When our tool reads in this 3D data all we are interested in are the vertices, faces and normals as this is the only data that can be accurately converted into the final IDTF file.

The FBX file can contain other data such as material definitions and textures that describe how a particular set of 3D geometry should be rendered. As we are creating an IDTF file, which does not support materials and textures, we will be ignoring this data if it is present in the FBX file.

Step 2: Process File Data

With the FBX file data read, our tool generates an internal representation of the full 3D model and will attempt to fix any geometry issues encountered. Along with repairing any issues with the 3D model, the tool will remove any duplicated vertices and prepare the model ready for exporting to the IDTF format.

Step 3: Saving to the IDTF Format

With the conversion process entering its final stages, our tool now needs to take the in-memory 3D model we have created in step 2 and convert this to the IDTF format.

File format information for FBX to IDTF

ExtensionFBX
Full NameAutodesk Filmbox
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatText & Binary
ToolsFBX Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create FBX Animation, FBX Asset Extractor, Text to FBX, View FBX
Open WithBlender, DAZ Studio, MeshLab

Description

The FBX format by AutoDesk was originally developed by Kaydara in the 1990s as a means to store 2D or 3D content with motion data. It has evolved over the years to become a widely used format by 3D modelling applications such as Blender, 3D Studio Max and others due to its 3D animation capabilities.

The format is used to contain 3D models which includes vertices, faces and other 3D geometry along with animation data. The format is proprietary however there is a publicly available API to use for development purposes. The file contents can be either text or binary and work has been carried out by the Blender Foundation to document the format.

FBX Notes

If your FBX file contains texture files and other texture related data, these will be included in the conversion process.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Materials
  • Textures
ExtensionIDTF
Full NamePDF With integrated 3D Models
Type3D Model
Mime Typetext/plain
FormatText

Description

The IDTF file format is a bespoke format that enables interactive 3D content to be embedded within a PDF document. Currently only Adobe Reader and PDF-XChange Editor are able to render PDF documents that contain this 3D content.

IDTF files are a simple text-based format containing 3D geometry defined using vertices and faces in a structured hierarchy. Prior to importing the IDTF file to the PDF it must be converted to a U3D file format using one of the free applications such as IDTFConverter.

IDTF Notes

Currently only mesh geometry will be carried over from your source model to the final IDTF file for download.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry

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