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View 3D 3DS Files Online

Use this free tool to view your 3D 3DS (3D Studio Mesh) files online without needing to install any software. Our 3DS viewer tool will generate a real-time 3D preview of your 3DS file with Pan and Zoom controls, allowing you to see your 3D model from any angle.

Our 3DS viewing tool can load most 3DS files, and we are working on improvements all the time to improve compatibility with all file formats. If you are looking to convert your 2D image files to 3D files, such as STL, then we have a 2D to 3D conversion tool here.

How to View your 3DS File Online?

Here are two simple steps to display your 3DS file in any web browser.

Upload an 3DS

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

View your 3DS

Once processed, your 3DS file will be displayed in the web browser.

File Format Information for 3DS

Full Name3D Studio Mesh
Type3D Model
Mime TypeN/A
Tools3DS Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create 3DS Animation, 3DS Asset Extractor, 3DS Viewer
Open WithMeshLab


The 3DS format has been a standard 3D format for many years. It has been the native file format for Autodesk's 3D Studio since 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 are limited to DOS 8.3 filenames; the maximum number of vertices allowed in the 3D mesh is capped at 65536; and there is no support for directional lighting.

3DS Features

  • Mesh Geometry (Vertices and Faces)
  • Vertex Normals
  • Face Normals
  • Vertex Colors
  • Face Materials (Excluding textures)
  • Textures
  • Point Cloud
  • Multiple Objects Per File
  • Object Transforms (Translation, Rotation, and Scale)
  • Bones/Joints
  • Animations
  • Suitable for 3D Printing

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I view my 3DS file online?

First, click the "Upload..." button and select the 3DS file you wish to view. Once your 3DS file has been received it will be displayed in your browser.

How long does it take to view my 3DS file?

We aim to process all 3DS file viewing requests as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger or more complex files so please be patient.

How accurate is the 3DS file viewer?

We aim to create the most accurate rendition of your 3DS file with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.

Is it safe to view my 3DS file on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the 3DS file you submit. The generated preview file within your browser is deleted after 15 minutes,

Can I view my 3DS file on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our 3DS file viewer will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to use our file viewing tools.

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