.3ds

File Type 3D Studio Scene Icon3D Studio Scene
File Format Proprietary (Autodesk)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

3D image format used by Autodesk 3D Studio; contains mesh data, material attributes, bitmap references, smoothing group data, viewport configurations, camera locations, and lighting information; may also include object animation data.

3DS files consist of blocks of data called "chunks" that contain an ID and length description. Chunks store the shapes, lighting, a viewing information that together represent the three-dimensional scene.

Important: The 3DS format has been replaced by .MAX files in newer versions of the 3ds Max software. However, the 3DS format is still widely used.

Open With
Windows

IconAutodesk 3ds Max

IconIMSI TurboCAD for Windows

IconTrimble SketchUp

macOS

IconIMSI TurboCAD for Mac

IconTrimble SketchUp

IconCheetah3D

Unix

IconGLC_Player

Updated October 1, 2015
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