What are ASE files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an ASE file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your ASE files.
What is an ASE file?
ASE files have multiple uses, and 3D Studio Max ASCII Export is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
3D Studio Max ASCII Export File
.ase files are files created when you export a scene in 3D Studio Max as an ASCII Scene Export file type. A Scene pertains to the geometric properties of objects a user designs in 3D Studio Max. 3D Studio Max is software used to create 3D models and renderings in design, game development, and animation. ASCII is short for American Standard Code for Information Interchange, a character encoding standard used in electronic communication. The .ase files aids in importing the 3D model into other design software that supports the ASE format.
How to open ASE files
Important: Different programs may use files with the ASE file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ASE file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested five different ASE openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: June 29, 2022
All known file formats using extension .ASE
While 3D Studio Max ASCII Export File is a popular type of ASE-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .ASE file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Adobe Swatch Exchange File
We know that one ASE format is Adobe Swatch Exchange File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Aseprite Animated Sprite
We know that one ASE format is Aseprite Animated Sprite. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of ASE files. Remember, different programs may use ASE files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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