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bill4d
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HELP - Need to convert a 2014 Max file to 2013 to work on.

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01-03-2014 03:57 PM

Is there any way to convert a 2014 Max file to 2013? Any online source that can do this?

Or, could anyone do it for me if you have version 2014?

 

I have 3DS Max 2014 at work and 3DS Max 2013 at home and need to work on a file that I forgot to save as a 2013 file.

 

Thanks!!!

• Intel i7-975 - 3.33 GHZ
• 24 GB RAM
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• NVIDIA GTX 295
• 3ds Max 2013
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RobH2
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Re: HELP - Need to convert a 2014 Max file to 2013 to work on.

01-04-2014 06:12 PM in reply to: bill4d

Go to the 'File' menu and do a 'Save as..'  Then, at the bottom where it shows the ' Save as type', click on the arrow to the right and it will drop down. You'll now see a list of legacy versions that you can save to.

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Steve_Curley
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Re: HELP - Need to convert a 2014 Max file to 2013 to work on.

01-05-2014 03:31 AM in reply to: RobH2
Difficult if he's not at work. He knows how to do it, just forgot to do so :smileywink:

Max 4.2 through 2015 (SP2+EXT1), Composite 2014.
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bill4d
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Re: HELP - Need to convert a 2014 Max file to 2013 to work on.

01-05-2014 05:58 AM in reply to: RobH2

Max 2013 does have the ability to open a Max 2014 file

 

This was the situation I was in. I have version 2013 at home, and needed to open a version 2014 file.

• Intel i7-975 - 3.33 GHZ
• 24 GB RAM
• Samsung 256 GB - SSD
• NVIDIA GTX 295
• 3ds Max 2013
• Windows 7 - 64 bit
• SpaceMouse Pro
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Steve_Curley
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Re: HELP - Need to convert a 2014 Max file to 2013 to work on.

01-05-2014 06:28 AM in reply to: bill4d
Not strictly true though - 2013 cannot open a native 2014 file. The scene has to be saved (in 2014) as a 2013 compatible file before 2013 can load it, which not quite the same as being able to open a 2014 file directly.
At least we can now "save to a previous version" - prior to 2011 (IIRC) it was not possible at all.

Max 4.2 through 2015 (SP2+EXT1), Composite 2014.
Win7Pro x64 (SP1). i5-3570K @ 4.4GHz, 8Gb Ram, DX11.
nVidia GTX760 (2GB) (Driver 335.23).

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