Autodesk 3ds Max 3D modeling, rendering, and animation software actually uses .3ds or .max files and not .3dsmax files.

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Software that open 3dsmax file

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3DSMAX file extension - 3ds Max file

What is 3dsmax file? How to open 3dsmax files?

File type specification:

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

Main file types of Autodesk 3ds Max 3D modeling, rendering, and animation software are actually .3ds or .max files and no .3dsmax files that many users are looking for.

Updated: March 28, 2024

The default software associated to open 3dsmax file:

3ds Max (3D Studio Max) icon

Autodesk, Inc. logo3ds Max (3D Studio Max)  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Autodesk, Inc.

A popular 3D animation software, 3ds Max (previously known as 3D Studio Max) is used to model, animate, and render detailed 3D characters, photorealistic designs, and complex scenes for film and TV, games, and design visualization projects.

Help how to open:

3ds Max files are rarely supported in 3rd party apps.

How to convert:

Export to alternative 3D formats is possible, expecially to exchange formats.

Find conversions from 3dsmax file:

3dsmax to 3ds

3dsmax to fbx

3dsmax to skp

Find converter to 3dsmax file type:

bip to 3dsmax

c4d to 3dsmax

dwg to 3dsmax

skp to 3dsmax

List of software applications associated to the .3dsmax file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open 3dsmax file, edit 3dsmax file, convert 3dsmax file, view 3dsmax file, play 3dsmax 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 3dsmax files.

Software that open 3dsmax file - 3ds Max file

Programs supporting the exension 3dsmax on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about 3ds Max (3D Studio Max) for open 3dsmax file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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