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Eesha Jayaweera
How can I open 3ds max 2008 files with 3ds max 2009.
on Jun 9, 2010 at 4:51:55 am

Could someone tell me whether I can open 3ds max 2008 files with 3ds max 2009. is 3ds max not backward compatible. Please help me.

i am following to course in 3ds max one uses 3ds max 2008 and the other uses 3ds max 2009. I need to be able to convert between the two.


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: How can I open 3ds max 2008 files with 3ds max 2009.
on Jun 10, 2010 at 3:46:21 pm

Hi Eesha -

You can forward-convert Max files, that is you can go from Max 2008 to Max 2009, but you cannot go backwards (Max 2009 file opening in Max 2008). When you open an older version file, you get a message that says "obsolete format", or something like that. To save it, you must save it as the newer format, then you can't open it with the older version. I hear that Max 2011 will allow to save files as a Max 2010 file, but that doesn't help you out right now. Good luck!


Joe Bourke
Creative Director / Multimedia Specialist
B&S Exhibits and Multimedia
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Allan Onderick
Re: How can I open 3ds max 2008 files with 3ds max 2009.
on Jun 11, 2010 at 11:58:07 pm

export out a 3ds file....


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