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Converting 3DS to ICO

3DS is an extension attached to files created using 3DS Max, Autodesk's popular software for creating 3D imagery and animations. The program is mostly used in developing video games, production of TV commercials and movies, or in architectural modelling. The 3DS format was first launched in 1990, together with the first version of 3D Studio DOS, and has since gained a wide popularity, managing to become the actual standard for storing and transferring 3D models.

ICO files contain the images used as icons for files, folders or programs on the Microsoft Windows platform. The icons appear on the desktop, in Windows Explorer or in the Start Menu and help identify each item. ICO images are generally of a small size, are scalable, and they can also serve as website logos or symbols that appear in the web browser next to the URL. The equivalent of ICO files on Mac computers is called ICNS.

So, how to change 3DS into ICO?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert 3DSs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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reaConverter is quick to download, install and launch, and you don't need to be an IT specialist in order to understand in a few minutes how it operates.

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Load 3DS Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .3ds files you intend to convert into .ico because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select 3DSs from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .ico files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select ICO as Output Format

Then pick the ICO as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert 3DS to ICO via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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