Autodesk 3DS

Name

Autodesk 3DS format

Location

File ‣ Import/Export ‣ 3D Studio (.3ds)

Version

1.0.0

Blender

2.74

Category

Import-Export

Authors

Bob Holcomb, Campbell Barton

Usage

This add-on can be used to import and export objects to/from the 3DS file format. This format is commonly used to exchange files from Autodesk® 3ds Max®.

Properties

Import

Forward / Up Axis

Since many applications use a different axis for ‚Up‘, these are axis conversions for Forward and Up axes – By mapping these to different axes you can convert rotations between applications default up and forward axes.

Blender uses Y Forward, Z Up (since the front view looks along the +Y direction). For example, its common for applications to use Y as the up axis, in that case -Z Forward, Y Up is needed.

Size Constraint

Scales the imported objects by 10 scene units until it reaches the size defined here. To disable set the Size Constraint to zero.

Image Search

This enables a recursive file search if an image file can’t be found.

Apply Transform

Applies object transformations after importing.

Export

Forward / Up Axis

Since many applications use a different axis for ‚Up‘, these are axis conversions for Forward and Up axes – By mapping these to different axes you can convert rotations between applications default up and forward axes.

Blender uses Y Forward, Z Up (since the front view looks along the +Y direction). For example, its common for applications to use Y as the up axis, in that case -Z Forward, Y Up is needed.

Selection Only

Only export the selected objects. Otherwise export all objects in the scene. Note, this does not apply when batch exporting.