New to Blender...and with questions

Hello , I am New to Blender: I have been using Max before, and there one can save an object as a *.3ds file. That object can be -then- imported and “merged” with any other object of a different file.
¿how can I do that with Blender? I mean: how to “merge” different objects from different .blend files in a new one?

File —> append or link.
Do a search on the forum for append, lots of info…

Open a new file and import the .3ds object. Save it. Open your work file and goto File >> Append and navigate to the file with the imported object. From the Object library select the imported object and hit Enter, or just click on it with MMB (MiddleMouseButton).

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Pixelmass, that was exactly what i asked for. I did that and was really easy.
the Info by Fligh is very useful too…
Thanks to both.

http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Manual/Using_Linked_Libraries

Open your work file and goto File >> Append and navigate to the file with the imported object. From the Object library select the imported object and hit Enter, or just click on it with MMB (MiddleMouseButton).

Is the object library somewhere you have to find or does it pop up when you click on the file. I’m opening up files in append and clicking on the …say mesh… but nothing happens? It just brings me back to the 3d view. What am I doing wrong??

When you click on the Library file (the one you want to append from) you get a list of Libraries (white text) among which are Object and Mesh. If you import a Mesh from the Mesh lib you are appending only the Mesh DataBlock (which you can then link to an Object) which you will only see if it’s linked to an existing Object. If you append from the Object lib you are appending an Object with its linked DataBlocks all of which you can see immediately.

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Hi,
I cover appending on my blender course, building a caterpillar character, adding the parts to a group, then appending the group. http://learnblender3d.com/contact/