Free Online 3DS to OBJ Converter

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Please note: Your 3DS file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 15 minutes after upload so please download your converted 3DS file before this time.

How to Convert your 3DS to OBJ Online?

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

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 OBJ

Click the download link to receive your OBJ file.

File format information for 3DS and OBJ

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

A 3DS file, also known as a 3D Studio file, is a digital file format used for storing three-dimensional models and scenes. It was originally developed by Autodesk for their 3D Studio software and later adopted by other 3D modeling applications. The 3DS file format can store a wide range of information related to 3D models, including geometric data, textures, lighting, and animation data.

Geometric data within a 3DS file describes the shape and structure of the 3D model, such as vertices, edges, and faces that define the object's surface. Texture information allows the application to apply images or materials to the model's surface, giving it a realistic appearance. Additionally, 3DS files can store lighting data, enabling the 3D scene to have various light sources and shadows.

One of the significant advantages of the 3DS file format is its compatibility with many 3D modeling software packages, making it a widely used and supported format in the computer graphics industry. However, as technology has advanced, newer and more efficient file formats have emerged, such as FBX and OBJ, which offer better support for modern features and larger scenes.

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.

ExtensionOBJ
Full NameWavefront
Type3D Model
Mime Typetext/plain
FormatText
Opens WithMeshLab, CAD Assistant, DAZ Studio

The OBJ file format is a 3D graphics file format used to define complex 3D models, including geometry, materials, and textures. OBJ files are text files, making them human-readable and easy to modify by hand. The downside to this ease of readability is that the files can become rather large when dealing with large or complex 3D models.

As mentioned, the OBJ format stores not only 3D model geometry but also materials and textures. These materials are usually defined in a separate file with the MTL file extension and specify geometry rendering details such as diffuse and specular color, transparency, and much more.

The OBJ material file can also reference external texture files. These are usually JPEG or PNG files; however, these can be older formats, such as TGA. Where materials are used, the OBJ file will also contain material names preceding the geometry faces they should be applied to. If textures are referenced, the geometry will also contain texture coordinates (UV) for each vertex.

Information for converting from 3DS to OBJ

Your 3DS file will be converted to a OBJ file using our unified 3D model and mesh conversion tool. Our 3DS 3D tool performs accurate conversions of 3D elements such as vertices, faces, normals and relevant material information. Our tool will not attempt to transfer any color information if present in your 3DS file, your final 3D model will contain geometry data only.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my 3DS file to OBJ?

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

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

We aim to process all 3DS to OBJ 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 OBJ conversion?

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