There are 4 file types use the .MAX file extension:
1. OmniPage Scanned Document
Scanned image or text document saved by OmniPage scanning software; recognizes characters and words and detects page layout information using OCR software.
OmniPage was previously developed by ScanSoft, which was acquired by Nuance Communications, Inc.
Updated: September 19, 2008
2. 3ds Max Scene File
A MAX file is a three-dimensional scene file created by 3ds Max, a 3D modeling, animation, and rendering application. It may contain multiple models that include wireframes, textures, lighting effects, shading, animation, and other 3D design elements.
MAX files are used for developing professional graphics for games, film, and television. 3ds Max allows you to export the MAX file to many different formats, including .FBX, .AI, .DWG, .DXF, .IGS, .SAT, .STL, and many others.
NOTE: 3ds Max was previously known as 3D Studio MAX, which also saved scenes using the ".max" extension. You can still export scenes to .3DS files in the latest version of the 3ds Max software.
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Updated: June 13, 2016
3. Action Replay Max Save File
Saved file created by Datel's Action Replay MAX, a PlayStation 2 (PS2) program used for applying cheats to PS2 games and creating PS2 saves; contains the saved state of a PS2 video game; can be saved to a hard drive or transferred to a PC using a USB flash drive.
MAX files can be opened directly on the PlayStation 2 using the Memory Manager on the PS2 Action Replay MAX disc.
Updated: April 24, 2008
4. PaperPort Scanned Document
Image imported via scanner or created by ScanSoft PaperPort scanning software; saved in a proprietary format used by ScanSoft software.
NOTE: ScanSoft is now part of Nuance Communications, Inc.
Updated: August 25, 2014