Convert PLY Files to OFF


PLY to OFF Conversion

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PLY vs. OFF Comparison

Property PLY OFF
Extensions .ply .off
Name Stanford Polygon Object File Format
Geometry components

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.

OFF Object File Format

A simple and flexible file format for 3D polygonal objects. It is a versatile tool for storing and transferring 3D geometric data. It has the following features:

  • ASCII Text Files: : The OFF files are text-based and use a simple syntax to store geometric data of 3D objects. The files can be easily edited and viewed with any text editor or viewer.
  • Polygonal Shapes: The OFF files can store 3D triangles, quads, and other generic polygonal shapes. Each shape is defined by a list of vertices and a list of faces.
  • OFF Converters: Autoconverter is our primary OFF file converter that can convert OFF files into other mesh file formats, such as STL, SKP, OBJ, PLY, etc. Autoshaper is another OFF file converter that can convert OFF files into smooth NURBS shapes, and save them into BREP, STEP, IGES, etc.
  • Limitations: The OFF files do not support the conversion of materials, textures, or group names from more sophisticated 3D file formats. These attributes are not stored in the OFF files and are lost during the conversion process.