.DS File Extension

.DS File Extension

File Type 1

DAZ Studio 1/2 Script

Developer DAZ Productions
Popularity
3.9  |  71 Votes
Category 3D Image Files
Format Text

What is a DS file?

A DS file is a plain text script used by DAZ 3D DAZ Studio, a 3D modeling application. It contains instructions that automate a DAZ Studio task or extend the program's capabilities. For example, a DS file might be used as a macro for quickly applying character morphs or model presets, or for working with import and export files.

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Screenshot of a .ds file in Microsoft Visual Studio Code
DS file open in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

DAZ Studio is a simple, free 3D modeling program that is an alternative to more complex, paid programs. The program allows modelers and animators to create detailed 3D models and scenes using pre-constructed models.

If a DAZ Studio user finds themself performing the same task over and over again, or they want to automate a rare-yet-complex task, they can create a script to automate the task. In DAZ Studio versions 1 and 2, these scripts are saved as DS files. In DAZ Studio 3 and later versions, scripts are saved as .DSA files.

Examples of tasks DAZ Studio scripts are used to automate include:

  • Importing content from outside DAZ Studio
  • Automatically animating characters or scenes using preset animations
  • Applying preset visual effects

How do I open a DS file?

You can open and execute a DS script in DAZ Studio (Windows, Mac). To do so, place the script in the folder that DAZ Studio uses to store content (typically ~\DAZ\Studio\content). Then, in DAZ Studio, access the Content Library and select DAZ Studio Formats → My DAZ 3D Library → Scripts to find and execute your DS script.

If you need to edit the instructions a DS script contains, you can open and edit the script in any basic text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad (Windows) or Apple TextEdit (Mac).

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Programs that open DS files

Windows
Mac
Updated April 22, 2021
File Type 2

LMMS DrumSynth File

Developer LMMS
Popularity
3.5  |  14 Votes
Category Audio Files
Format Binary

What is a DS file?

Audio sample used by LMMS (Linux MultiMedia Studio), a free music creation program; can be loaded into the LMMS DrumSynth, which plays back sequences of drum samples.

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DS files are saved in a lossless but compact format and are used specifically by the DrumSynth feature. LMMS can also load several other types of sample formats into audio tracks, including .WAV, .AIF, .OGG, and .MP3 files.

Programs that open DS files

Windows
Free
Linux
Free
Updated January 14, 2011
File Type 3

Furcadia DragonSpeak File

Developer Furcadia
Popularity
2.5  |  11 Votes
Category Game Files
Format Text

What is a DS file?

Game script used by Furcadia, a 2D multiplayer online game set in a fantasy world of dreams; saved as part of a dream (a game .MAP file) and contains scripted events that occur during the dream; can be edited with the DragonSpeak Editor (DSEditor.exe) included with Furcadia.

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DS files use a plain text format and can be viewed with any text editor.

Programs that open DS files

Windows
Updated August 27, 2012
File Type 4

TWAIN Data Source

Developer N/A
Popularity
2.8  |  9 Votes
Category Executable Files
Format N/A

What is a DS file?

Provides a communications interface between a computer and scanner using TWAIN-compatible scanning software

Programs that open DS files

Windows
Runs itself within scanning software such as Adobe Photoshop
Mac
Runs itself within scanning software such as Adobe Photoshop
Updated 2006

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