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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model FBX Files to X-Plane OBJ

Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or FBX (Autodesk Filmbox) model files to a standard X-Plane OBJ (OBJ8 X-Plane) 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 X-Plane OBJ file and will be ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the FBX to X-Plane OBJ conversion process, see the conversion information section below.

How to Convert your FBX to X-Plane OBJ Online?

Here are two simple steps to convert your FBX to X-Plane OBJ.

Upload a FBX

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

Download your X-Plane OBJ

Click the download link once completed to receive your X-Plane OBJ file.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my FBX file to X-Plane OBJ?

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

How long does it take to convert my FBX to X-Plane OBJ?

We aim to process all FBX to X-Plane OBJ 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 X-Plane OBJ 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 X-Plane OBJ on ImageToStl.com?

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

Can I convert FBX to X-Plane OBJ on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our FBX to X-Plane OBJ 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 X-Plane OBJ?

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

Comparing FBX and X-Plane Features

 

FBX Features

  • Mesh Geometry (Vertices and Faces)
  • Vertex Normals
  • Face Normals
  • Vertex Colors
  • Face Materials (Excluding textures)
  • Textures
  • Point Cloud
  • Multiple Objects Per File
  • Object Transforms (Translation, Rotation, and Scale)
  • Bones/Joints
  • Animations
  • Suitable for 3D Printing

X-Plane OBJ Features

  • Mesh Geometry (Vertices and Faces)
  • Vertex Normals
  • Face Normals
  • Vertex Colors
  • Face Materials (Excluding textures)
  • Textures
  • Point Cloud
  • Multiple Objects Per File
  • Object Transforms (Translation, Rotation, and Scale)
  • Bones/Joints
  • Animations
  • Suitable for 3D Printing

File Format Information for FBX to X-Plane OBJ

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, FBX Viewer
Open WithBlender, 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 modeling applications such as Blender, 3D Studio Max, and others due to its 3D animation capabilities.

The format is used to contain 3D models, which include 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
ExtensionOBJ
Full NameOBJ8 X-Plane
Type3D Model
Mime Typetext/plain
FormatText
ToolsOBJ Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create OBJ Animation, Text to OBJ, OBJ Viewer

Description

The OBJ8 format is a 3D model format used in conjunction with the popular X-Plane simulator software, which was first introduced in 2005 as a means of transferring data between the X-Plane simulator and other standard 3D file formats.

The format stores data in a text-based ASCII format and can store 3D mesh data, textures, lights, and other attributes in an efficient and human-readable manner.

How does it work?

Converting from the FBX file format to X-Plane OBJ 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 X-Plane 3D model. Let's 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 this 3D data, all we are interested in are the vertices, faces, normals, materials, and textures, as this is the only data that can be accurately converted into the final X-Plane OBJ file.

The FBX file can contain data such as material definitions and textures that describe how a particular set of 3D geometry should be rendered. As we are creating an X-Plane OBJ file, which supports both materials and textures, our tool will attempt to load any materials and textures present in the FBX file.

For more information regarding the FBX file format, please see this great article that goes into a lot of detail explaining the FBX format.

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 for exporting to the X-Plane OBJ format.

Step 3: Saving to the X-Plane OBJ 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 it to the X-Plane OBJ format.

Along with the completed X-Plane OBJ file, any textures that were present in the original FBX file will be saved in either PNG or JPG format, depending on the original image format. If the original format was neither of these, for example, if your model contained a texture in the TGA format, it will be converted to a PNG.

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