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3DS Export for SketchUp - 3D Studio 3DS file export plug-in for SketchUp
3DS Export for SketchUp is a 3D Studio (.3ds) file export plug-in for SketchUp®. 3DS Export for SketchUp is a 3D Studio 3DS file export plug-in for Google SketchUp®. This plug-in gives SketchUp the ability to export objects from SketchUp to 3D polygon meshes in a 3DS file.
3DS Export for SketchUp tessellates objects in a SketchUp document into a set of triangular meshes. These meshes are then exported to a 3DS file as mesh objects. The 3DS file can then be imported into a variety of CAD applications.
3DS Export for SketchUp is very easy to use. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into SketchUp and adds a new submenu called "3DS Export for SketchUp" to the SketchUp Plugins menu.
3DS Export for SketchUp comes with detailed documentation as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time.
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The 3DS File Format
The 3DS file format is the native file format of 3D Studio. 3D Studio has now been replaced by 3ds Max whose native file format has a .max file extension. However, 3ds Max is still able to read and write .3ds files. 3ds Max is one of the most widely-used off the shelf 3D animation programs. It has strong modeling capabilities, a flexible plug-in architecture and a long heritage on the Microsoft Windows platform. It is mostly used by video game developers, TV commercial studios and architectural visualization studios. It is also used for movie effects and movie pre-visualization.
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