File-Signature .3ds vs. .max

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File-Signature .3ds vs. .max

#1 Post by tocktock » 07 Nov 2019, 15:07

Hi, i try to rescue some .3ds Files:

(3DS Max FileFilename extension .3ds
Internet media type application/x-3ds, image/x-3ds
Magic number 4D 4D (hex), MM (ASCII)
Developed by Autodesk Inc.
Type of format 3D file formats (From Wikipedia)

I saw that 3ds max files are under the supported file types . But i don´t get one. I do not want to rescue .max files i want to rescue .3ds files. So i tried to make a custom signature with a photorec.sig (Signature-File) but i failed every time
and fidentify_win.exe will not recognize my file.

3ds 0 "3D Studio File", 0x4D4D, "3D-Object"
3ds 0 "3D Studio File, 4D4D, "3D-Object

and so on ....

What i do wrong?


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Re: File-Signature .3ds vs. .max

#2 Post by cgrenier » 07 Nov 2019, 21:46

Can you share some file samples ? I will check the signature.

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Re: File-Signature .3ds vs. .max

#3 Post by tocktock » 08 Nov 2019, 07:53


I am happy to send you this .3ds example file for your inspection (yuhuu): ... 9.3ds?dl=0

and ... 9.3ds?dl=0


TockTock :oops:

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