Blender supposedly can convert graphics saved in VRML format (*.vrl) to 3D Studio Max graphics (*.3ds) so it may be worth a shot. Possibly other 3D programs may also support this conversion.
Convert VRML Worlds 3D graphics to 3ds Max (3D Studio MAX) graphics.
We found 8 software records in the database related to .wrl to .3ds file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert wrl to 3ds on Windows
A 3D CAD translation softwate
Convert from wrl file format
|Yes, PolyTrans|CAD+DCC supports 3ds file conversion as a target file type.||No||No||No||No||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 wrl 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 very popular free program used for work with 3D graphics
A graphics design tool for making 3D landscaping and animations
A command line converter for 3D format
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert wrl to 3ds on OS X
The Mac version of popular free 3D graphics software
3D modeling and animation package for Mac.
Linux/Unix software - convert wrl to 3ds on Linux
Easy-to-use 3D modeling utility
On-line services software - convert wrl to 3ds on web
A commercial online CAD converter