Free Online PCD to PLY Converter

Please note: Your PCD file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 1 hour after upload so please download your converted PCD file before this time.

How to Convert your PCD to PLY Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PCD to PLY using our fast and free PCD converter tool.

Upload your PCD file

Upload your PCD file

Click the "Upload a PCD File" button, then select a PCD to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your PLY

Download your PLY

Click the download link to receive your PLY file.

File format information for PCD and PLY

ExtensionPCD
Full NamePoint Cloud Library
Type3D Model/Point Cloud
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatBinary

PCD files are a Point Cloud 3D format created to enable high speed loading and saving of Point Cloud data to either text-based format of a compressed binary format.

PCD Converter Capabilities

When converting 3D Model/Mesh files using our [ey] converter we will attempt to convert color materials into a suitable format for use in the converted file.

ExtensionPLY
Full NameStanford Triangle Format
Type3D Model/Point Cloud
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatText
Opens WithBlender, MeshLab

The PLY format is a 3D model format originally developed and released in 1994 with its primary use being to store three-dimensional data from 3D digital scanners. The format known as the Polygon File Format and also the Stanford Triangle Format can be either a binary or text based format.

The file format stores 3D geometric information such as vertices, faces, vertex normals, color and other custom data. The format is still in use with many PLY models available to download and PLY files can be loaded into most popular 3D applications such as Blender.

PLY Converter Capabilities

When converting your PCD to PLY our tool will attempt to accurately convert any color/material information.

Information for converting from PCD to PLY

Your PCD file will be converted to a PLY file using our unified 3D model and mesh conversion tool. Our PCD 3D tool performs accurate conversions of 3D elements such as vertices, faces, normals and relevant material information. As both PCD and PLY support color material information our tool will also attempt to convert the color information too.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my PCD file to PLY?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your PCD file to upload. Your PCD file will be uploaded to our servers. When the PCD to PLY conversion has completed, you can download your PLY file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my PCD to PLY?

We aim to process all PCD to PLY conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.

How accurate is the 3D Point Cloud file conversion?

Our PCD conversion tool can convert most Point Cloud vertex data to the PLY format without any loss of detail.