and sorry for the ultra noobie question but just learning to use Blender (or better said...a computer 😅) and I'm about to spend a rather steep amount of $ on a Max V-ray model from TurboSquid for my animations so I just want to know if I can actually use it in Blender? (I'd love to make it myself but my modelling skillset is currently at Toddler level) I just need this model bad. Haha. I'm already totally in love with Blender...I don't know 3DMax but I've heard it's pricey. Any help is seriously appreciated. Greetings.
You can use a model from other application if the the model's file is in OBJ, FBX,Dae or ABC. If the model is in 3DS Format, which is a 3Ds Max format you can't use it unless you find a way to change the format (OBJ, FBX,Dae or ABC).
For the Materials, you need to make everything again with Blender Materials. As far as i know.