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Details of extension .3ds

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .3ds file?
  • Which program can create the .3ds file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .3ds format?
  • What can convert .3ds files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .3ds extension?
Autodesk 3D Studio Scene .3ds file icon

Autodesk 3D Studio Scene

3DS is a storage of 3D scene information for use by rendering applications.
Detailed description not available
Category: Document files
Application: Autodesk 3D Studio MAX
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/x-3ds
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
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Other types of files may also use the .3ds file extension. If you have helpful information about .3ds extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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The .3ds filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

eds (12), 3d (1), rds (1), ds (1), 3ws (1), 3dz (1), 3dw (1), 3dc (1), wds (1), d3s (1), 3es (1), 3dx (1), 3de (1)

Can't open a .3ds file?

If you want to open a .3ds file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .3ds association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.3ds

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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