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’, there are axis conversion there settings, Forward and Up axis – By mapping these to different axis you can convert rotations between applications default up and forward axis.

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’, there are axis conversion there settings, Forward and Up axis – By mapping these to different axis you can convert rotations between applications default up and forward axis.

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.