Convert CSM Files to 3DS

CSM to 3DS

CSM vs 3DS Comparison

Property CSM 3DS
Extensions .csm .3ds
Name Character Studio Motion 3D-Studio File Format
Versions
Textures
Colors
Geometry components

CSM to 3DS Conversion

The list below contains valuable resources, complete with step-by-step guides and expert advice for converting CSM files to 3DS format using our converters. Delve into them now to simplify your CSM files conversion later.


CSM Character Studio Marker File

A proprietary file format for Character Studio, a software developed by Autodesk for creating 3D animation content with an internal bone structure. Character Studio is a tool that allows you to create realistic and expressive 3D characters, using a skeleton system and motion capture data. Here are some of the key features and benefits of CSM:

  • Bone and Marker Information: CSM is a unique and advanced format for 3D animation content, as it can store not only the geometric information of the 3D meshes, but also the bone and marker information of the 3D characters. Bones are the internal structure that define the shape and movement of the 3D characters, while markers are the external points that can be attached to the bones and used to track the motion of the 3D characters. Bones and markers can help you create realistic and expressive 3D animations.
  • CSM File Converters: Autoconverter and Automesher Application can load and import CSM mesh data, thanks to the open asset import library. Our software enables you to effortlessly convert and save the imported character CSM data into your primary 3D file format, such as FBX, DAE, STL, SKP, OBJ, and others, making it ready for processing in your preferred 3D modeling software.

3DS 3D Studio File

A widely recognized format used for storing polygonal mesh models. It has gained popularity due to its extensive feature set and compatibility with various software, such as:

  • Extensive Support: The 3DS format supports a variety of features including model names, reusable geometry component instances, materials with transparent colors, and texture images.
  • Compatibility: You can import and export 3DS models to and from many software applications, such as DIALux, which is used for lighting design.
  • Legacy Constraints: Due to its legacy constraints, 3DS model names are limited to 8 characters. Additionally, a single 3DS mesh object can only contain up to 32,767 triangles.
  • 3DS Converters: To overcome legacy limitations and convert any mesh into 3DS format, you can use our Autoconverter and Automesher Application. They will automatically split your models into smaller shells to accommodate the triangles limit, and convert them to the 3DS format.