Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: How to read .max files

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2024
    Beans
    12
    Distro
    Ubuntu Cinnamon 24.04 Noble Numbat

    Re: How to read .max files

    Apparently 7zip can open them for viewing

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Beans
    3,953

    Re: How to read .max files

    Quote Originally Posted by phatton1 View Post
    Apparently 7zip can open them for viewing
    Is it the '7zip' on REPO or 7zip for Windows?

    I have installed 7zip on REPO but unable to start it reading .max file

    There are websites online providing FREE service
    1. convert .max file to .pdf
    or
    2. reading .max file online.

    But they need filling in my credit card detail. I hesitate to proceed

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    U.K.
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish

    Re: How to read .max files

    I wouldn't. As I listed, Blender is in Ubuntu repo and/or you can compile PaperMan.

    However digging deeper Blender requires a conversion (if original 3DS Max is unavailable).

    https://blender.stackexchange.com/qu...0import%20a%20.

    So perhaps try PaperMan first.
    Last edited by dragonfly41; April 19th, 2024 at 04:15 PM. Reason: Blender might be more difficult

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Beans
    3,953

    Re: How to read .max files

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfly41 View Post
    I wouldn't. As I listed, Blender is in Ubuntu repo and/or you can compile PaperMan.

    However digging deeper Blender requires a conversion (if original 3DS Max is unavailable).

    https://blender.stackexchange.com/qu...0import%20a%20.

    So perhaps try PaperMan first.
    I ran PaperPort long time ago on Windows. It is now renamed as PaperMan under GitHub. I'll try their forum later to see whether they can help.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    U.K.
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish

    Re: How to read .max files

    This is an explanation of build process ..

    https://github.com/sjg20/paperman/issues/23

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Promiseland
    Beans
    1,566
    Distro
    Xubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish

    Re: How to read .max files

    Found this online...
    Opening . max files using 3ds Max compatible software
    Blender is a free, open-source 3D creation suite that offers an alternative for working with . ...
    Cinema 4D is a powerful and user-friendly 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software developed by Maxon.
    Cheers,


    The Linux Command Line at http://linuxcommand.org/

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Beans
    2,614

    Re: How to read .max files

    The .max of 3ds max and the ones from Paperport are very unlikely to be even remotely similar. 3D Studio Max is (like blender) a program for creating three dimensional graphics and it's .max format is its native format for storing complete scenes including all kinds of effects. Paperport on the other hand is a program for scanning documents and keeping track of them - a document management program, which was for a time packed in with various scanners and similar devices. The reason for the '.max' extension is that an older version of the program went by the name of 'MaxMate'.

    Holger

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    U.K.
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish

    Re: How to read .max files

    I found from using Recoll that multiple applications can share the same MIME type. Which can be confusing when mapping to viewers. For example Scribus *.sla can be viewed in XML editor. Likewise CherryTree and others like SVG.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •