Importing .max file

My colleague sent me over a .max file but when i go to import it into unity i get the following error: 3ds ‘.max’ file importing is only supported on Windows. Please export to FBX in 3ds Max instead. Im working off a mac so i dont have access to the original file. This means i cant export it to fbx. Is there anyway to import the .max file directly to Unity?

You must have 3D Studio Max installed on your machine to load .max files, at least I don’t know another way for unity to handle them. Alternatively, you could convert the file to another filetype (or ask the person who gave it to you, to export into another filetype, like OBJ). There are some websites that provide this service: