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Convert 3DS to USD via C#

Render 3DS as USD without any 3D modeling and rendering software.

How to Convert 3DS to USD Using C#

In order to convert 3DS to USD, we’ll use

Aspose.3D for .NET

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document manipulation and conversion API for C# platform. Open


package manager, search for Aspose.3D and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console.

Package Manager Console Command

PM> Install-Package Aspose.3D

Steps to Convert 3DS to USD via C#

.NET programmers can easily load & convert 3DS files to USD in just a few lines of code.

  1. Load 3DS file via the constructor of Scene class
  2. Call the Scene.Save method with USD’s format.
  3. Check resultant USD file at specified path

System Requirements

Before running the .NET conversion code, make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with .NET Framework, .NET Core, Mono.
  • Development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Aspose.3D for .NET DLL referenced in your project.
  • A 3D File Processing Library to manipulate 3D files without any modeling and rendering software. The 3D API supports Discreet3DS, WavefrontOBJ, FBX (ASCII, Binary), STL (ASCII, Binary), Universal3D, Collada, glTF, GLB, PLY, DirectX, Google Draco file formats and more. Developers can create, read, convert, modify and control the substance of 3D document formats easily.

    3DS What is 3DS File Format?

    A file with .3ds extension represents 3D Sudio (DOS) mesh file format used by Autodesk 3D Studio. Autodesk 3D Studio has been in 3D file format market since 1990s and has now evolved to 3D Studio MAX for working with 3D modeling, animation and rendering. A 3DS file contains data for 3D representation of scenes and images and is one of the popular file formats for 3D data import and export. It considers information like camera locations, Mesh data, lighting information, viewport configurations, smoothing group data, bitmap references and attributes to create vertices and polygons for rendering a scene.

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    usd What is usd File Format?

    A file with .usd extension is a Universal Scene Description file format that encodes data for the purpose of data interchanging and augmenting between digital content creation applications. Developed by Pixar, USD provides the ability to interchange elemental assets (such as models) or animation.

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    Other Supported Conversions

    You can also convert 3DS into many other file formats including few listed below.

    3DS TO GLTF (GL Transmission Format File)
    3DS TO GLB (Binary GL Transmission Format)
    3DS TO PDF (Portable Document Format)
    3DS TO FBX (Autodesk FBX Interchange File)
    3DS TO STL (Stereolithography File)
    3DS TO OBJ (Wavefront 3D Object File)
    3DS TO DAE (Digital Asset Exchange File)
    3DS TO U3D (Universal 3D File)
    3DS TO PLY (Polygon File Format)
    3DS TO DRC (Google Draco File Format)
    3DS TO JT (JT Open CAD File)
    3DS TO AMF (Additive Manufacturing File)
    3DS TO HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
    3DS TO USD (Universal Scene Description Format)
    3DS TO USDZ (Universal Scene Description Zipped Format)