There's a 1 month 3DS Max trial version available for anyone to use. Just get it off their site. It's not a full year, but it's better than nothing.
If you use Blender, then make all your models that you need to in Blender. When you're ready to export, just load up 3ds Max trial and export what you need. Likewise, with a month trial, you can export all the .m3's you want through 3dsMax, then export those back into Blender.