Autodesk (www.autodesk.com) has launched FBX Review for Mac OS X and iOS 7 at the Mac App Store and the Apple App Store. The free standalone app gives professional artists and animators a lightweight tool to conduct detailed reviews of a wide range of 3D assets, including detailed 3D models, environments and character animations.
Artists can use FBX Review to view 3D assets with a full feature set, without using commercial 3D animation software. An artist working in Autodesk 3ds Max can send an animation file to anyone who has installed FBX Review, and the recipient will have a full menu of features with which to view the assets.
Support for ZIP files is designed to make asset review easier by supporting ZIP files containing both geometry and texture files. When opening the ZIP file FBX Review automatically assigns the textures.
FBX Review supports geometry cache playback, including Maya cache, 3ds Max cache, and the Alembic cache format. Geometry cache support is available only on desktop versions of FBX Review. The software supports changing the focus of the perspective camera by double tapping (mobile) or double-clicking (desktop) on the desired area of focus.