Convert XYZ file

XYZ Point Cloud XYZ 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 to automatically reconstruct mesh surface from the point cloud data. Autoshaper is our another XYZ file converter which allows to reconstruct smooth NURBS surface from scattered points stored in XYZ file. The alternative file extension for point cloud data can be either ASC or TXT.


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 file in a binary or ASCII text file format, with the preference for the binary version due to a significant PLY file size saving.