MAX file extension - 3D Studio MAX / 3ds Max scene
What is max file? How to open max files?
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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.
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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.
List of software applications associated to the .max file extension
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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 File-Extensions.org's database).
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- Open max file
- Save max file
- Edit max file
- Convert max file
- Create max file
- Import max file
- Export max file
- Print max file