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

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

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.

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

The STL, or Standard Triangle Language, file format has been around since the '80s and is supported by most modern 3D modelling applications. In particular, the STL format has become something of a standard format within the area of 3D printing, despite the rise of more modern formats such as 3MF.

STL files come in two flavours: binary or text format. The text format is human-readable, making it easy to perform manual edits, but can lead to very large file sizes. As you can imagine, the binary format is much more compact and represents the majority of the STL files you are likely to encounter.

The format itself is very simple; the 3D model is represented by a sequential list of triangles, with each triangle defined with 3 points consisting of their X, Y, and Z positions, along with an additional vector that contains the face normal (the direction the face is pointing). There is an additional attribute block for each triangle; however, this is largely unused and thus unsupported.

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.