Open max file

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What is max file?

Files with max file extension can be found as scene files made using 3D Studio Max / 3ds Max software by Autodesk.

max file description

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.

Software that will open max file

3ds Max (3D Studio Max)

A widely-used 3D animation application from Autodesk

Other max file extensions

max - Action Replay Max saved data

A max file extension is related to the Action Replay Max and used for its saved data.

max - Maximizer file

Fiels with max extension are used by Maximizer software. They include some various data used for program's internal purposes.

max - Microsoft Creative Writer document

A max file extension is related to the Creative Writer and used for its documents.

max - OrCAD layout

Files with max file extension can be found as layout files for OrCAD PCB designing suite.

max - PaperPort scanned document

A max file extension is related to the PaperPort and OmniPage software. A max file stores scanned document.

max - Pfaff embroidery format

Files with max file extension can also be found as embroideries for Pfaff machines.

max - TRS-80 picture image

Files with max file extension are associated with the TRS-80 picture image format.

max - XL-Paint MAX picture image

A max file extension is associated with the XL-Paint MAX picture image format.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

We can help you to open your file

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