Conversion of obj files to 3ds file format

It looksl ike that the most convenient (and free) way to convert 3D models from OBJ format to 3ds Max graphics (.3ds) would be to use Blender or the FBX Converter from Autodesk. Other than that, you plenty of other 3D modeling / CAD tools support export to 3DS format, either natively or through some dedicated plugin that needs to be installed in other to offer tools to convert obj to 3ds.

Open OBJ file    Open 3DS file

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