Last Updated:March 10, 2005
Qualification of Motionbuilder
|MotionBuilder | MoCap||6.0||20041008|
|File Compatibility :|
|Motionbuilder:||In 6.0, the .fbx
file format has been updated completely. As a result, loading .fbx
files created in MotionBuilder 6 into older versions of MotionBuilder
is not supported. If you want to open .fbx files created in version
6.0 in older versions, navigate to the diretory where you have
MotionBuilder installed (such as C:\Program
Files\Alias\MotionBuilder6\) and run the FbxConverterUI application
found in the "bin" folder. This application allows you to
convert the basic assets in a 6.0 .fbx file, such as bones with
fcurves, into 5.x .fbx files so you can open them in older versions of
The FBX converter application can convert files to and from the FBX, DXF, 3DS, and OBJ formats. The assets supported for each type of conversion vary. If you want to convert OBJ, DXF, or 3DS file formats, refer to the tab for each specific file format in the FBX Converter interface. The tab for each file format includes check boxes that let you select the type of objects you want to convert.
If you are converting .fbx files from version 6.0 to 5.x versions, the following assets can be converted:
|Qualified Operating Systems|
Mac OS X Requirements
|Intel and AMD 64-bit Compatibility|
MotionBuilder 6 is currently untested on the following 64-bit systems:
|Opteron:||Windows XP Professional (SP1, SP2)|
|EM64T:||Windows XP Professional (SP1, SP2)|
|Athlon 64:||Windows XP Professional|
|Athlon 64:||Windows XP x64 Edition|
|Opteron:||Windows XP x64 Edition|
MotionBuilder 6 is currently unsupported on the following 64-bit systems:
|Itanium:||Windows XP x64 Edition|
|Graphics Cards and Driver Versions|
qualified for the following graphics cards using the specified driver,
with the listed Operating
Important: Graphics drivers are usually different for different Windows operating sytems. Alias has tested only drivers listed under each OS. While it may be possible to use MotionBuilder successfully on earlier or later drivers, Alias cannot guarantee their performance or behaviour. If you encounter problems with a driver, we strongly suggest that you contact the graphic card vendor to report your problem.
|Company||Graphics Card||Driver version on Windows XP Professional||Driver version on Windows 2000 Pro|
|3DLabs||Wildcat4 - 7110/7210|
|3DLabs||Wildcat Realizm 100/200||4.03-0162|
|Nvidia||Quadro4 - 700XGL/750XGL||71.80|
|Nvidia||Quadro4 - 900XGL/980XGL||71.80|
|Nvidia||Quadro FX 500/1000/2000||71.80|
|Nvidia||Quadro FX 3000/4000||71.80|
|Nvidia||Quadro FX 1300 PCI Express||71.80|
|Nvidia||GeForce2, GeForce3, GeForce4 (ANY GeForce)||NOT QUALIFIED
Windows XP Recommendations
Macintosh computers come with a single button mouse. It is recommended that you install a USB two-button or three button mouse for use with MotionBuilder.
To emulate a three-button mouse, use the following keyboard and mouse combinations.
Some Macintosh keyboards only have one Delete key as compared to computers running the Windows operating system. If you cannot delete using the Delete key, press Shift-Delete or Backspace.
|Nvidia GeForce256, GeForce2, GeForce3, GeForce4 series|
|There are many
cards based on GeForce256, GeForce2, GeForce3 and GeForce4
chipsets. Nvidia and Alias do not recommend these cards for use with
MotionBuilder as you may experience various refresh, display and stability
problems and inadequate performance.
We suggest you choose from Nvidia's workstation cards instead, such as the Quadro families which are much better suited to high-end 3D packages such as MotionBuilder.