Not trying to capture the thread, but how easy/feasible would it be to parse ASCII FBX manually without SDK? Does the format change often, any potential pitfalls etc.?
Well. I think ASCII FBX changed before, but don't quote me on that.
I am not sure why you would want to parse it directly instead of using the SDK.
It is definitely feasible.....but not easy.....
Plus, if you use the SDK, when Autodesk decides to change something, probably at worst you need to refactor/change some API calls, but if you parse it yourself, each time they change something, it is gonna be a huge pain.
Personally I do not recommend it.