Author: David 'r2d2' Geldreich
Project: OGRE Add-on Project (3ds2mesh)
Type: Command-line Tool
Binaries: MS Windows
Status and bug reports: OGRE Forum Thread
This exporter converts plain .3ds file (not .max) to Ogre3D .mesh file format without needing other tools. It compiles on Windows and linux.
For the moment only geometry, texture coordinates and material are exported. If you need animation/camera exports, contact the author.