There are 6 other file types using
the MAX file extension!

max file icon.max - PaperPort scanned file

max file icon.max - Microsoft Creative Writer document file

max file icon.max - Maximizer file

max file icon.max - OrCAD layout file

max file icon.max - Action Replay Max save file

max file icon.max - Pfaff embroidery format

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MAX file extension - 3ds Max (3D Studio MAX) scene

What is max file? How to open max files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

max file icon: max filetype icon

The max file extension is associated with 3D Studio Max, a modeling, animation and rendering package developed by Autodesk, Inc. 3D Studio Max is also known as 3ds Max.

The MAX file format is default format of 3D Studio Max that contains complete 3D data for rendering scene, such as models, wireframe, lightning settings etc.

No program can convert .max files without having a local copy of 3ds Max available. The .max file format is not a generic "3D file format" like FBX, COLLADA, 3ds, OBJ, LightWave, etc. Rather it is a "state snapshot" of how all the various plug-ins of 3ds Max work together to create the final 3D scene. This applies to Maya and its .ma and .mb files as well.

The default software associated to max file type:

3ds Max (3D Studio Max) icon

Autodesk, Inc. logo 3ds Max (3D Studio Max)  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Autodesk, Inc.

3D Studio Max (3ds Max) is widely-used 3D animation software for professionals. It contains modeling capabilities, flexible plug-in architecture, scripting language etc. It is mostly used by computer game developers. It is also used to create movie visual effects. 3D Studio Max is only for Microsoft Windows.

Help how to open MAX files:

Use 3ds Max to open and edit .max files (MAX 3D Studio MAX scene).

How to convert file with extension MAX:

Scene files can be exported to several other formats.

Find conversions from max file:

max to 3ds

max to dxf

max to fbx

max to jpg

max to obj

max to pdf

max to stl

Find converter to max file type:

c4d to max

catpart to max

catproduct to max

dwg to max

igs to max

sat to max

sldprt to max

List of software applications associated to the .max file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open max file, edit max file, convert max file, view max file, play max file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the max files.

  • Open max file
  • Save max file
  • Edit max file
  • Convert max file
  • Create max file
  • Import max file
  • Export max file
  • Print max file

Software that open max file - 3ds Max (3D Studio MAX) scene

Click on the link to get more information about 3ds Max (3D Studio Max) for open max file action.

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