Conversion of max files to 3ds file format

Both .max (scene) and .3ds (graphics) files are saved and used in 3ds Max (previously 3D Studio Max), which makes the program the obvious choice for max to 3ds conversion or some kind of export. Other than that, you would have to either use some 3d modeling tool or converter with 3ds format supports, but the overall support for both files is somewhat limited.

Open MAX file    Open 3DS file

Related software

3ds Max (3D Studio Max) icon

3ds Max (3D Studio Max)

A widely-used 3D animation application from Autodesk

PolyTrans|CAD+DCC

A 3D CAD translation software