In order to convert your 3ds Max scene file to a previous version, please follow the steps below. Be aware that you will need access to both the current and previous versions. In this example, we'll be using 2018 and 2014 versions.
- Open the orignal file in 2018
- Save As...
- Under the "Type", change this to 2014 (or preferred version).
- Hit OK to save
- Open the new file in 2014.
- Save as usual.
The file will now be recognized as 2014 and render properly. To confirm this, you may edit the .max file in a text editor (such as Notepad). Search for (ctrl+f) the text "3ds Max". The first search result will read like "3ds Max Version: 16.00"
As long as the number is 16.00, then it is a 2014 version file. If the number reads 20.00, then it is still a 2018 file and the process will need to be repeated. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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