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Opening MAX files

Did your computer fail to open a MAX file? We explain what MAX files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your MAX files.

What is a MAX file?

Files that contain the .max file extension normally contain three-dimensional scenes that have been created by the 3DS Max 3D modeling, rendering and animation software. 3DS Max used to be called 3D Studio Max. The 3D Studio Max version of the software also used the .max file extension.

MAX files can contain different models with textures, wire frames, shading, lighting effects animation and other design elements. The 3DS Max software is commonly used by developers to create graphics for video games and for television and movie media.

The .max file extension is also used for the PaperPort software application. This program uses the .max file suffix for the images that have been scanned with the software.

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About File Extension MAX

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