Turbo Squid and Kaydara Form New FBX Community for 3D Digital Assets

Turbo Squid and Kaydara Inc. today announced that a new Kaydara FBX Community has been added to Turbo Squid’s quickly growing web site. With over 700 active FBX models, scenes, and motion capture files, Turbo Squid’s site is an invaluable worldwide resource for 3D artists in search of 3D content and motion capture data in Kaydara’s powerful FBX file format.

“We have seen a significant increase in demand for FBX models and motion capture files,” said Matt Wisdom, chief technology officer for Turbo Squid. “Thanks to the number of 3D packages that natively support the FBX file format, FBX is quickly becoming the most efficient way for 3D content authors to share data.”

Kaydara FBX is a powerful platform-independent 3D authoring and interchange format that provides access to 3D content from all the major 3D vendors and platforms. FBX is a binary file format that supports all the main 3D data elements including models, animations, textures, cameras, lights, and all associated hierarchical information, as well as 2D, audio, and video media. FBX also contains a special data structure for digital characters, that allows for high-quality, fully deformable IK driven characters to be easily transferred between packages. Used for over five years in production studios worldwide and supported by over 20 different 3D tools across a wide variety of platforms, FBX has proven itself a versatile, accurate, and dependable authoring and data transfer format.

“We are delighted to work with Turbo Squid as a partner in this new FBX community,” said Dan Kraus, director of special projects for Kaydara. “FBX provides a tremendous way for 3D artists to share their work – and we expect the Turbo Squid FBX community to quickly become a key element in Kaydara’s strategy to universalize 3D data interchange.”

The new Kaydara FBX community will allow users to search by model type, artist, or keyword while staying within the FBX community. Users may browse all of the FBX content from their favorite artist within an efficient search engine.

Turbo Squid is accessible through the web or through an easily downloadable client application from www.turbosquid.com. For more information about Kaydara or its products, visit www.kaydara.com.