How to open file with 3DS extension?

Basic information about 3DS file

File 3DS is one of the files of the 3D Image Files category. Its full name is 3D Studio Scene . File format 3DS was created by Autodesk. If you arrived here, you are probably looking for programs that will help you support this particular file extension. In the further part of this page you will find a list of programs that support file 3DS sorted by operating systems. If our database contains information about converting a 3DS file, you will definitely find it here.
3DS file description

3DS file format is generally related with Autodesk 3D software application. This file format stores a number of data related to the object which is required for complete definition of the object within the software application.

As Autodesk software is industrial level software application therefore the information stored in 3DS file not only contains information about the geometry of the object but also the coordinates, color and background information as well. This file format is stored in the form of binary file format which allows the software application to load the file faster and on the same time keeping the size of file as small as possible.

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Programs that support 3DS file

Conversion of a 3DS file
When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the 3DS extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of 3DS file conversion to a different format.
File Conversions from 3DS extension to a different format :
3ds to dwg, 3ds to asc, 3ds to blend, 3ds to skp, 3ds to x3d,
File conversions from other format to 3DS file:
blend to 3ds, dwg to 3ds, easm to 3ds, max to 3ds, obj to 3ds, skp to 3ds, x3d to 3ds,
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the 3DS file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the 3DS file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the 3DS file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the 3DS file # that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the 3DS file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the 3DS file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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