Both .max (scene) and .3ds (graphics) files are saved and used by 3ds Max, so it would be the obvious choice for max to 3ds conversion. Other than that, you would have to either use some 3d modeling tool or converter with 3ds format supports-
Convert 3ds Max (3D Studio MAX) scene to 3ds Max (3D Studio MAX) graphics.
We have found 2 software records in our database eligible for .max to .3ds file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert max to 3ds on Windows
A widely-used 3D animation application from Autodesk
Convert from max file format
|Yes, 3ds Max (3D Studio Max) supports max file conversion as a source file type.||Yes||Yes||max editor||Yes||No||No||No|
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 max to 3ds. 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 3D CAD translation softwate