Autodesk MotionBuilder

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Developer(s) Autodesk Inc.
Stable release 2014[1]
Operating system Linux, Windows
Type 3D computer graphics
License Proprietary

MotionBuilder is a professional 3D character animation software. It is used for virtual production, motion capture, and traditional keyframe animation. MotionBuilder is produced by Autodesk. It was originally named Filmbox when it was first created by Canadian company Kaydara – later acquired by Alias and renamed to MotionBuilder. Alias was later acquired by Autodesk.

It is primarily used in film, game, television production, as well as other multimedia projects. MotionBuilder is widely used, for example in mainstream products like Assassin's Creed, Killzone 2, and Avatar.

At SIGGRAPH 2012 Autodesk[2] a partnership with Weta Digital and Lightstorm Entertainment to collaborate to develop the next generation of the technology behind James Cameron’s "Avatar" movie.


The Autodesk FBX[3] file format (.fbx filename extension) for 3D-application data exchange has grown out of this package.

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  1. ^ a b "Autodesk MotionBuilder SDK Documentation". Autodesk. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  2. ^ Business Wire (2012-08-07). "Autodesk, Lightstorm Entertainment and Weta Digital Drive Virtual Production Forward". Business Wire. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  3. ^ "FBX Export, Plug-In | Download FBX Converter". Autodesk. Retrieved 2013-04-29.