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3ds max to Blender FBX import
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System Information
Operating system: Win 10
Graphics card: GTX 980

Blender Version
Broken: 2.8 beta
(example: 2.79b release)
(example: 2.80, edbf15d3c044, blender2.8, 2018-11-28, as found on the splash screen)
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
When importing FBX from 3ds max to Blender 2.8 some objects come in a different position with respect to other objects. I enabled "Apply Transformation".

I have a 3ds max screen grab but can't see where to upload it

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
file, import, FBX, check apply transform



Event Timeline

Please mention what version of Blender you are using and attach the FBX file you are using (or at least a stripped down version showing the problem)

Stephen Swaney (stiv) triaged this task as Needs Information from User priority.Jan 2 2019, 3:10 PM

the uploaded FBX is{F6151088} a stripped down version that still shows the issue. The wall/ceiling is in the correct position but the ceiling lamp is incorrect. See screen shot of orriginal 3ds max file lamp position.

for context, the lamp is made up of multiple objects that are grouped together. The group scale is 100,100,100 however some of the objects within the group have scale values of 83.262, 83.262, 83.262 and some have non uniform scale such as 41, 46, 41.
I have reset the x-form in 3ds max and re-exported the FBX as "lamp-Xform.FBX". This imports correctly. I'm using FBX2019{F6151140}

Blender Version
Broken: 2.8 beta

I'm not sure the X-form FBX uploaded properly so here it is again

Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) raised the priority of this task from Needs Information from User to Needs Triage by Developer.Jan 15 2019, 12:54 PM

please let me know if you need anything to progress this.

Sebastian Parborg (zeddb) triaged this task as Confirmed, Medium priority.

As noted, Apply Transform is experimental and know broken for anything but simplest cases. But there are also known issues with mere parenting when it becomes a bit complicated, will merge all those reports into a single one.