I have a student version of Maya 2014.
I'm trying to import 3DS files but all I see in the outliner is a transform file. 3ds plugin is loaded.
I've a Mac with Mountain Lion on.
I hope somebody has an idea.
I have the 3ds plugin (downloaded from http://area.autodesk.com/blogs/stevenr/bonustools , placed in Bonus Tools plugin folder). Still nothing.
Am I going to have to downgrade to Autodesk Maya 2013? This is so much crap. All we want is to import a .3ds file (without having to export to FBX) and nothing seems to be working so far. No one has any solutions its so frustrating. Im also on a Mac OS and I copied the file into every location of the BonusTools folders and still nothing is working (ofcourse that wouldnt solve it, but I thought I made a mistake in the directory). My suggestion to all people with this problem... Go ahead and downgrade to earlier Maya untill somone has a real fix for this.