Convert 3DS to VRML: The Essential References

3DS to VRML: Resources

Listed below are additional resources pertaining to the interoperability and exchange of 3DS and VRML file sources. These will be valuable in guiding you through the 3DS to VRML files conversion.

3DS File 3DS

The 3DS (3D Studio) is a widely recognized format used for storing polygonal mesh models. It supports additional features such as model names, reusable geometry component instances, materials with transparent colors, and texture images. However, due to legacy constraints, 3DS model names are limited to 8 characters, and a single 3DS mesh object can only contain up to 32,767 triangles. As a result, when exporting to the 3DS file format, larger meshes must be divided into smaller shells. Our Autoconverter and Automesher Application 3DS file converters simplify this process, allowing you to effortlessly convert any 3D model into the 3DS format. This makes it easy to import your model into DIALux lighting software, which also supports 3DS file extension.


The VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) is an ASCII file format used to store 3D objects along with additional attributes such as light sources, materials, textures, and world transformations. These elements are crucial for rendering the entire 3D scene in a web browser. It’s important to note that the modern and more advanced replacement for VRML is the X3D file format. With our Autoconverter and Automesher Application products, you can import and export VRML files, and convert them into various other file formats. However, please be aware that material textures are only processed for IndexedFaceSet shape geometries saved in the VRML file.