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On 22/04/2008 at 08:58, xxxxxxxx wrote:
Never happen unless Maxon decides it is worth the time/effort/finances. .3ds is a proprietary file format and you have to pay large lumps of cash to AutoDesk in order to license its use for import/export. You'll also not find any applications that support .c4d past v5 or LightWave3D past some old version (and so forth).
Applications like Deep Exploration support .3ds among others for format interchange. Check out their site at www.righthemisphere.com.
The only real alternative here is to use FBX or Wavefront OBJ formats for the exchange.