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Convert your 3DS file to GIF (Animated)

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Create 3D animations with our easy to use and free tool. Our tool lets you upload a 3DS (3D Studio Mesh) 3D model file and from this, create an animated GIF (Animated) (Graphics Interchange Format) file that you can then download and share without the need for any complex 3D modelling software.

How to Convert your 3DS to GIF (Animated) Online?

Here are 3 simple steps to create an GIF (Animated) file from a 3DS file.

Upload a 3DS

Upload a 3DS

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

Select your Options

Select your Options

Set the dimensions and other options and click the "Convert to GIF (Animated)" button to convert your 3DS to GIF (Animated).

Download your GIF (Animated)

Download your GIF (Animated)

Click the download link once completed to receive your GIF (Animated) file.

FAQ

How can I convert my 3DS file to GIF?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your 3DS file to upload. Select any configuration options. 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 but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.

How accurate is the 3DS to GIF conversion?

We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features being added every week.

Is it safe to convert my 3DS to GIF on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the 3DS file you submit to us. The resulting GIF file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert 3DS to GIF on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our 3DS to GIF tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.

File format information for 3DS to GIF (Animated)

Extension: 3DS

Full Name: 3D Studio Mesh

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: N/A

Format: Binary

Description

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 Notes

Currently our tool does not support importing materials or color information from your 3DS file.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry

Unsupported Features

  • Materials
  • Textures

Extension: GIF

Full Name: Graphics Interchange Format

Type: Video

Mime Type: image/gif

Format: Binary

Description

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 upto 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.