Free Online 3DS to GIF Converter

Please note: Your 3DS file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 1 hour after upload so please download your converted 3DS file before this time.

How to Convert your 3DS to GIF Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your 3DS to GIF using our fast and free 3DS converter tool.

Upload your 3DS file

Upload your 3DS file

Click the "Upload a 3DS File" button, then select a 3DS to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your GIF

Download your GIF

Click the download link to receive your GIF file.

File format information for 3DS and GIF

Extension3DS
Full Name3D Studio Mesh
Type3D Model
Mime TypeN/A
FormatBinary
Opens WithMeshLab

The 3DS format has been a standard 3D format for many years. It has been the native file format for Autodesk's 3D Studio from the days of Microsoft's MS DOS. The age of the format began to show its limitations many years ago and was replaced by Autodesk when 3D Studio Max was launched.

There are however still many 3D model files circulating in the 3DS format and these can be easily converted using our 3DS conversion tools. Some of the limitations of the 3DS file format include: texture names limited to DOS 8.3 filenames, maximum number of vertices allowed in the 3D mesh is capped at 65536 and no support for directional lighting.

3DS Converter Capabilities

Our 3DS 3D Model/Mesh tool does not support any color material data contained within 3DS files so the converted file will not contain any color information.

ExtensionGIF
Full NameGraphics Interchange Format
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/gif
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net

GIF files have been around since the mid-to-late 1980's and were introduced by CompuServe as a way to compress color images into small file sizes suitable for downloading which at the time most download speeds were limited. The format allows varying size color palettes up to 256-colors in total to be defined from a palette of 16 million colors.

Later on the ability to add animations to the GIF file format was added. GIF files became a popular image file format for the early internet due to the small size, large color palette and animation capabilities and is still popular today.

Information for converting from 3DS to GIF

Our tool will internally render your 3DS file and capture an image of the 3D render which will be saved to a GIF file using a high quality setting ready for you to download.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my 3DS file to GIF?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your 3DS file to upload. Your 3DS file will be uploaded to our servers. When the 3DS to GIF conversion has completed, you can download your GIF file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my 3DS to GIF?

We aim to process all 3DS to GIF conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.

How accurate is the 3DS to GIF conversion?

We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.