Import Autodesk 3ds MAX Files

You can import a 3DS file created with Autodesk® 3ds MAX®.

Geometry and rendering data from 3ds MAX are imported, which includes meshes, materials, mappings, lights, and cameras. However, procedural materials, smoothing groups, and keyframe data cannot be imported. Imported objects are assigned a color as close as possible to the object's 3ds MAX color.

For lights and materials, use CONVERTOLDLIGHTS and CONVERTOLDMATERIALS. Lights are converted to the nearest equivalent.

If the name of any 3ds MAX object conflicts with a name already in the AutoCAD drawing, the 3ds MAX name is assigned a sequence number to resolve the conflict. The name might be truncated to resolve the conflict.

To import an Autodesk 3ds MAX file