FBX C++ API Reference
Copyright (C) 2015 Autodesk, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Use of this software is subject to the terms of the Autodesk license agreement
provided at the time of installation or download, or which otherwise accompanies
this software in either electronic or hard copy form.
// Illustrates how to get/set pivots, how to convert pivots
// and how to query local and global transform.
// 1. Initialize FBX SDK object.
// 2. Create default animation stack and animation layer.
// 3. Create a pyramid mesh and attach it to a node.
// 4. Set pivots.
// 5. Add animation to the pyramid node.
// 6. Evaluate the local and global transform.
// 7. Save the scene before pivot converting.
// 8. Convert the animation to reset pivots.
// 9. Save the scene after pivot converting.
#include <fbxsdk.h>
#include "../Common/Common.h"
#include "../Common/AnimationUtility.h"
#include "../Common/GeometryUtility.h"
const char * SAMPLE_FILENAME_BEFORE_CONVECTION = "pivot_before_convection.fbx";
const char * SAMPLE_FILENAME_AFTER_CONVECTION = "pivot_after_convection.fbx";
const char * PYRAMID_NAME = "Pyramid";
const double KEY_TIME[] = {0.0, 0.5, 1.0};
const float KEY_VALUE[] = {0.0, 90.0, 180.0};
int main(int /*argc*/, char** /*argv*/)
FbxManager* lSdkManager = NULL;
FbxScene* lScene = NULL;
// Prepare the FBX SDK.
InitializeSdkObjects(lSdkManager, lScene);
// Create a animation stack and layer for the scene
FbxAnimStack * lAnimStack;
FbxAnimLayer * lAnimLayer = CreateDefaultAnimStackAndLayer(lScene, lAnimStack);
// Create a pyramid mesh whose bottom width is 4 and height is 4.
// Attach this pyramid to a node and as a child of the root node of the scene
FbxNode * lPyramidNode = CreatePyramid(lScene, PYRAMID_NAME, 4, 4);
// Enable pivot
// Set the rotation pivot at the center of the pyramid
// Add a post rotation for the pyramid
lPyramidNode->SetPostRotation(FbxNode::eSourcePivot, FbxVector4(0, 0, -90));
// Animate the Y channel of the local rotation
FbxAnimCurve * lAnimCurve = lPyramidNode->LclRotation.GetCurve(lAnimLayer, "Y", true);
if (lAnimCurve)
const int lKeyCount = sizeof(KEY_TIME)/sizeof(double);
for (int lKeyIndex = 0; lKeyIndex < lKeyCount; ++lKeyIndex)
FbxTime lTime;
lKey.Set(lTime, KEY_VALUE[lKeyIndex]);
lAnimCurve->KeyAdd(lTime, lKey);
// Query the local transform and global transform of the pyramid node at 0.5 second
FbxTime lTime;
FbxAMatrix lLocalTransform = lPyramidNode->EvaluateLocalTransform(lTime);
FbxAMatrix lGlobalTransform = lPyramidNode->EvaluateGlobalTransform(lTime);
// Save the scene before pivot converting
bool lResult = SaveScene(lSdkManager, lScene, SAMPLE_FILENAME_BEFORE_CONVECTION);
// Set the target of pivot converting
// Reset the rotation pivot and post rotation, and maintain the animation
// Convert the animation between source pivot set and destination pivot set with a frame rate of 30 per second
// Copy the rotation pivot and post rotation from destination set to source set in order to save them in file
// Save the scene after pivot converting
lResult = SaveScene(lSdkManager, lScene, SAMPLE_FILENAME_AFTER_CONVECTION);
// Destroy all objects created by the FBX SDK.
DestroySdkObjects(lSdkManager, lResult);
return 0;