Convert CSM Files to PLY

CSM to PLY

CSM vs PLY Comparison

Property CSM PLY
Extensions .csm .ply
Name Character Studio Motion Stanford Polygon
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CSM to PLY Conversion

This list presents valuable resources, filled with step-by-step guides and expert tips for converting CSM files to PLY format using our converters. Go through them now to streamline your CSM files conversion later.


CSM Character Studio Marker File

A proprietary file format for Character Studio, a software developed by Autodesk for creating 3D animation content with an internal bone structure. Character Studio is a tool that allows you to create realistic and expressive 3D characters, using a skeleton system and motion capture data. Here are some of the key features and benefits of CSM:

  • Bone and Marker Information: CSM is a unique and advanced format for 3D animation content, as it can store not only the geometric information of the 3D meshes, but also the bone and marker information of the 3D characters. Bones are the internal structure that define the shape and movement of the 3D characters, while markers are the external points that can be attached to the bones and used to track the motion of the 3D characters. Bones and markers can help you create realistic and expressive 3D animations.
  • CSM File Converters: Autoconverter and Automesher Application can load and import CSM mesh data, thanks to the open asset import library. Our software enables you to effortlessly convert and save the imported character CSM data into your primary 3D file format, such as FBX, DAE, STL, SKP, OBJ, and others, making it ready for processing in your preferred 3D modeling software.

PLY Polygon File

A file format specifically designed to store three-dimensional triangles along with additional properties such as color, normals, transparency, or texture coordinates. PLY is also known as the Stanford Triangle Format, as it was developed at Stanford University in the early 1990s. PLY has many applications and benefits for 3D graphics, such as:

  • Rich and Customizable Data: PLY is a comprehensive and flexible format for 3D triangles, as it can store not only the geometric information of the triangles, but also the material and appearance information of the vertices and faces. PLY also allows for the definition of custom properties and elements, which can be used to store any additional data that is relevant to the 3D model.
  • PLY File Converter: Autoconverter allows you to convert your 3D models from various file formats, such as STL, SKP, OBJ, DAE, 3DS, STEP, and others, to PLY and vice versa.
  • Binary and ASCII Formats: It’s worth noting that PLY files can be saved in either binary or ASCII text formats. The binary version is generally preferred due to its significant reduction in file size and faster loading speed. However, the ASCII version is more human-readable and easier to edit. Our PLY file converter can handle both formats and convert between them.