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.3DS File Extension

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3D Studio Scene Icon
File Type3D Studio Scene
DeveloperAutodesk
Popularity
4.2 (62 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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Category3D Image Files
File Format Description

3D image format used by Autodesk 3D Studio; contains mesh data, material attributes, bitmap references, smoothing group data, viewport configurations, camera locations, and lighting information; may also include object animation data.

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NOTE: The 3DS format has been replaced by .MAX files in newer versions of the 3ds Max software.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.

Program(s) that open .3DS files
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Linux
GLC_Player Icon GLC_Player
Updated 8/20/2015

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File TypeNintendo 3DS ROM
DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.9 (46 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryGame Files
File Format Description

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.

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

Program(s) that open .3DS files
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Windows
Citra Icon CitraExternal Link
TronDS Icon TronDSExternal Link
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Mac OS
Citra Icon CitraExternal Link
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Linux
Citra Icon CitraExternal Link
Updated 8/3/2015