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PaulVictor
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I’m wanting to buy a model but it’s a bit older than I had hoped for. It was made in MAX 7 but I need to open/edit the file in MAX 2010 . Is that possible without errors showing up?

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3alisha
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Go for it ! you won’t face any difficulties:

You simply open it with no problems at all. Just as any .Max2010 file. ( File > Open > 3dsMax 7 model.max)

Your max will then simply advise you to resave your file in 2010 format and all.

The model will be 100% functional with no errors whatsoever. You can edit it freely with no problems at all.

The problem is when you have 3dsMax 7 and want to import a 3dsMax 2010 file… It is impossible to open new file versions in Max’s old programs…

Cheers !

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I’m sorry 3Alisha! I totally forgot to come back to this thread and say thanks, your comment solved the issue!

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3alisha
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Welcome :D

no problem.

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vibes35
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There are definitely times I wish there was backwards compatibility! :)

If you ever get in that bind where you need to say save a 2010 file to Max 7…. exporting FBX .3ds is a good option.

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