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.3DS File Extension

File Type 13D Studio Scene

DeveloperAutodesk
Popularity
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Category3D Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a 3DS file?

A 3DS file is a 3D image format used by Autodesk 3D Studio. It contains mesh data, material attributes, bitmap references, smoothing group data, viewport configurations, camera locations, and lighting information. 3DS files may also include object animation data.

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3DS files consist of blocks of data called "chunks" that contain an ID and length description. Chunks store the shapes, lighting, a viewing information that together represent the three-dimensional scene.

NOTE: The 3DS format has been replaced by .MAX files in newer versions of the 3ds Max software. However, the 3DS format is still widely used.

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Programs that open 3DS files
Windows
Autodesk 3ds Max 2017
IMSI TurboCAD Pro 2016
Trimble SketchUp
MeshLab
MAXON Cinema 4D
pmG messiahStudio
CADSoftTools ABViewer
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
GLC_Player
Mac
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v9
Trimble SketchUp
Cheetah3D
MeshLab
MAXON Cinema 4D
pmG messiahStudio
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
GLC_Player
Linux
GLC_Player
Updated 7/28/2016

File Type 2Nintendo 3DS ROM

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
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CategoryGame Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

What is a 3DS file?

Game file used by emulators for the Nintendo 3DS handheld console system, which includes Citra and TronDS; contains a copy of the data from an original game cartridge and can be played on a PC with supporting emulation software.

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Some examples of 3DS emulators include TronDS, 3dmoo, Citra

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Programs that open 3DS files
Windows
Citra
TronDS
Mac
Citra
Linux
Citra
Updated 8/3/2015

.3DS Extension Information

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