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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model 3DS Files to XYZ

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Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or 3DS (3D Studio Mesh) model files to a standard XYZ (Point Cloud) file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing.

To convert your 3DS file click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a XYZ file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the 3DS to XYZ conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.

How to Convert your 3DS to XYZ Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your 3DS to XYZ.

Upload a 3DS

Upload a 3DS

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

Download your XYZ

Download your XYZ

Click the download link once completed to receive your XYZ file.

FAQ

How can I convert my 3DS file to XYZ?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your 3DS file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the 3DS to XYZ conversion has completed, you can download your XYZ file straight away.

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

We aim to process all 3DS to XYZ 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 XYZ 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 XYZ on ImageToStl.com?

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

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

Yes! Our 3DS to XYZ 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 XYZ

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: XYZ

Full Name: Point Cloud

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: text/plain

Format: Text

Description

The XYZ is a 3D file format used for representing 3D Point Clouds. The format contains only positional information (X, Y, Z coordinates) for the individual points. The format is often used for digital elevation modelling of terrain for later processing in 3D modelling applications.

As the format only contains positional information a common task is to convert this into a fully surfaced 3D model using methods such as Alpha Shapes or Delaunay Triangulation. The format can also be viewed without further processing in its raw format.

XYZ Notes

Only vertex information will be saved to the XYZ Point Cloud file generated by our tool, all other information such as faces and material colors will be discarded in the final file due to this information not being supported.

When creating a preview of the XYZ file our tool will render the Point Cloud as individual squares.

Supported Features

  • Mesh vertex data