3D Studio Max should be able to export at least some of the 3DS graphics files in form of an AVI video. Probably animation rendering as a video file.
Convert 3ds Max (3D Studio MAX) graphics to Audio Video Interleave movie.
We found 3 software records in the database related to .3ds to .avi file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert 3ds to avi on Windows
A widely-used 3D animation application from Autodesk
Convert from 3ds file format
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned 3ds to avi. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
A graphics design tool for making 3D landscaping and animations
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert 3ds to avi on OS X
3D modeling and animation package for Mac.