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3DS file format description

3DS file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with 3DS files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the 3DS file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing 3DS files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Autodesk 3D Studio Scene

The 3DS file is categorized under Document. It is associated with Autodesk 3D Studio MAX, serving as an Autodesk 3D Studio Scene. 3DS is a storage of 3D scene information for use by rendering applications. Visit the website of Autodesk 3D Studio MAX for a detailed description of the 3DS format.

Application:Autodesk 3D Studio MAX
Category:Document files
Mime-type:application/x-3ds
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Autodesk 3D Studio Scene related extensions

  • dtp Page Express DTP Document
  • xod Silverlight XPS Document
  • sxm StarOffice Math Document
  • yes Quick Bible Document

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Windows can't open your 3DS file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this 3DS file.

To set the 3DS file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set 3DS file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle 3DS files with care

Exercise caution when handling 3DS files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar 3DS files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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