Convert PLY file

PLY PLY File

PLY (Polygon File Format or Stanford Triangle Format) is a file format developed to store three dimensional triangles with additional properties e.g. color, normals, transparency or texture coordinates. However, Autoconverter our PLY file converter can only read and write mesh geometry without the material properties, as in the PLY file they can vary between triangle vertices. You can save PLY files in a binary or ASCII text file format, with the preference for the binary version due to a significant PLY file size saving.


XYZ XYZ Point Cloud File

XYZ (Point cloud data) is a file extension used for ASCII text files with the point cloud data. Each row of XYZ file contains 3D point coordinates separated by a special character, usually a TAB and optionally 3D normal vector coordinates for that point. The normal vectors for the points are optional as it is possible to generate them on the fly based on the point cloud structure. Autoconverter is our XYZ file converter which allows you to automatically reconstruct the mesh surface from the point cloud data. Autoshaper is another XYZ file converter which allows you to reconstruct a smooth NURBS surface from scattered points stored in the XYZ file. The alternative file extension for point cloud data can be either ASC or TXT.


PLY to XYZ