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Free Online MAX to STL Converter

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

How to Convert your MAX to STL Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your MAX to STL using our fast and free MAX converter tool.

Upload your MAX file

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

Download your STL

Click the download link to receive your STL file.

File format information for MAX and STL

Full NameAutodesk 3ds Max
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream

A MAX file is a computer file format commonly associated with Autodesk's 3ds Max software, which is widely used in the field of 3D modeling, animation, and rendering. MAX files serve as containers for storing all the data related to a 3D scene, including the 3D models, textures, lighting, camera settings, animations, and other scene elements. These files allow users to save and share their 3D projects, enabling seamless collaboration and easy access to complex 3D scenes.

Within a MAX file, all the components of a 3D scene are organized in a hierarchical structure, making it efficient for the 3ds Max software to load and work with the data. Users can modify the objects, materials, or animations within the scene and save their changes back to the MAX file. Additionally, MAX files can be exported to various formats for use in other 3D software or game engines, making them versatile for interchanging data between different applications.

Due to the extensive capabilities of 3ds Max and the richness of information stored within MAX files, they can become relatively large, especially for complex scenes. It's crucial to manage and organize assets properly within the scene to maintain optimal performance and avoid potential issues related to file size and loading times.

MAX Converter Capabilities

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

Full NameStandard Triangle Language
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/vnd.ms-pki.stl
Opens WithBlender, MeshLab, CAD Assistant, DAZ Studio

An STL file, short for Stereolithography, is a widely used file format in 3D printing and computer-aided design (CAD) applications. It serves as a standard method to represent the surface geometry of a three-dimensional object. The format was first developed by 3D Systems in 1987 and has since become a fundamental file type in the additive manufacturing industry. STL files are essential in the process of converting digital 3D models into physical objects through 3D printing technology.

STL files consist of a collection of triangular facets that approximate the shape of the 3D model. The surface of the object is divided into numerous small triangles, forming a mesh representation. Each triangle is defined by three vertices in 3D space and possesses information about its orientation and size. Since STL files store only the outer surface of the model, they are often referred to as "mesh" files or "surface" files, as they lack information about the object's internal structure or color.

When using STL files for 3D printing, slicing software processes the 3D model by dividing it into layers and creating the instructions for the 3D printer to build the object layer by layer. Despite its simplicity and widespread usage, STL files have some limitations. They do not support color or texture information, and the triangle-based representation can lead to larger file sizes and reduced accuracy compared to other file formats. Nonetheless, STL remains a vital format in the 3D printing ecosystem due to its simplicity and compatibility with a wide range of 3D printers and software.

STL Converter Capabilities

Our 3D conversion tool does not support color/material information in STL files so your file will not contain any color information.

Information for converting from MAX to STL

Your MAX file will be converted to a STL file using our unified 3D model and mesh conversion tool. Our MAX 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 MAX file, your final 3D model will contain geometry data only.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my MAX file to STL?

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

How long does it take to convert my MAX to STL?

We aim to process all MAX to STL 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 MAX to STL conversion?

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