> > Hello,
> > I need to find the file format for 3D Studio Max. I want to come by it through offical channels.
> > Does anyone know the person to talk to at Kinetx, or what document to order, or where to find the format
> > in the MAX SDK?
> You need to sign up for Autodesk's Developer Network. There is an annual
> fee for which you get free software, SDKs and support. You can reach
Good luck. I doubt that the Max file format will ever be documented.
After all, the "file format" isn't a file format per se - it's just
the persistent settings of all the zillions of plug-ins that
make up 3DS Max, including those from Autodesk, those from
those from the freeware domain. Each and every one of those plug-in
makers would need to document their piece of the file format.
Then you'd need to write code to recreate the data based on
whatever each plug-in saved - so when the cylinder primitive
saves the radius, height, and end-cap state, you'd need to
recreate the exact same sort of shape that Max makes. That's