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3ds
How to open a file with .3ds extension?
File type: 3D graphics file type
Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP
Searching for the right program to open .3ds files?

"You'll need a new app to open this file" is probably the most common error faced by millions of Windows users every day. This is either because the program required to open a file is not available on your system or there may be other issues.
What is .3ds file extension?

.3DS is associated with ‘3D Studio’ by Autodesk Inc. it is used for 3D image format and consists of mesh data, material attributes, smoothing group data, bitmap references, viewport configurations, camera locations, and lighting information. Files with .3DS extension are stored in a binary file format which enables the files to load faster and make them smaller than the text-based file formats.


Windows Desktop Software that can be used to open .3ds files:
Autodesk 3ds Max 2016, Electric Rain Swift 3D, MeshLab, MSI TurboCAD Deluxe 21, pmG messiahStudio, IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe 2015, Trimble SketchUp, MAXON Cinema 4D, CADSoftTools ABViewer, Adobe Photoshop CC.

Mac OS Software that can be used to open .3ds files:
Cheetah3D, IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v8, MeshLab, Trimble SketchUp, MAXON Cinema 4D, Electric Rain Swift 3D, pmG messiahStudio, Adobe Photoshop CC.