How to open Original 3D Studio Max format .3ds files
Have you had trouble opening the 3ds file on your computer? What are 3ds files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.
What is 3ds file?
3ds files are old 3D computer graphics made using the original version of 3D Studio Max software. Replaced by MAX format.
Original 3D Studio Max format description
3ds file is a 3D image format used in the original version of 3D Studio Max, a widely used 3D animation program.
It contains data about the geometry, lighting, materials, and other information about a 3D scene. This file format is often used for rendering static images and animations for video games, films, and TV shows. It can be opened and edited using various 3D graphics software.
Suggested software to open 3ds file
A widely-used 3D animation application from Autodesk
There are other 3DS filename extensions with the same .3ds suffix
3ds - Nintendo 3DS gaming console captured ROM image file
Files with 3ds extension are related to the ROM image format used by emulators of Nintendo 3DS portable game console.