Free Online PLY Converter

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A maximum of 20 files can be uploaded at once.

Please note: Your PLY file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 15 minutes after upload so please download your converted PLY file before this time.
Our PLY converter tool supports converting to the following file types:

How to Convert your PLY file Online?

Here are 3 simple steps to convert your PLY file using our fast and free PLY file converter tool.

Upload your PLY file

Click the "Select File(s)" button, then select an PLY file to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Select file type

Select the file type to convert your PLY file to using the dropdown list of available types.

Download your file

Click the download link to receive your converted file.

PLY file format information

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

A PLY file, short for Polygon File Format or Stanford Triangle Format, is a popular file format used to represent 3D geometric models, particularly those consisting of polygonal meshes. Developed at Stanford University, PLY files are widely used in computer graphics, 3D printing, and various other applications where 3D data representation is essential. The format is designed to be simple and flexible, making it easy to read, write, and process by both humans and computer programs.

A PLY file typically consists of a header section followed by the data section. The header contains information about the file, such as the data format (binary or ASCII), the number of vertices and faces, and the properties of each element (e.g., position, color, normal). The data section contains the actual vertex and face data, where vertices are represented by their coordinates and optional properties, while faces are defined by indices that reference the vertices, forming the polygons that make up the 3D model.

Due to its simplicity and extensibility, PLY has become a widely adopted format for storing 3D data. Its ASCII representation allows for easy inspection and manual editing, while the binary format provides more compact storage, making it ideal for large datasets. Whether you are working on 3D modeling, simulations, or scientific visualization, understanding the PLY file format can be invaluable in effectively manipulating and exchanging 3D data.

PLY Converter Capabilities

Our PLY converter can both convert from and to PLY files and our developers are working to improve our PLY conversion tools in future versions. When converting 3D Model/Mesh files using our PLY converter we will attempt to convert color materials into a suitable format for use in the converted file.

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Frequently Asked Questions

PLY is a 3D Point Cloud format, how are these handled?

Our PLY conversion tool can convert most Point Cloud vertex data to the other Point Cloud file formats without any loss of detail.

Is it free to use the PLY conversion tools?

Yes! Our PLY conversion tools are 100% free to use.

Are there any PLY conversion usage limits?

No, you can convert as many files as you wish. We do not impose any conversion limits on our PLY conversion tools.

How long does it take to convert my PLY?

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

What does the PLY conversion process involve?

Once your PLY file has been uploaded and we know the file format you wish to convert it to our bespoke conversion software will convert your PLY and make it available for you to download with a unique download Url.

Is it safe to convert my PLY on

Yes, of course it is! Your PLY, once converted is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert my PLY on Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our PLY conversion tools will run on any system with a modern web browser.

Is there any support for me when using the PLY tool?

If you are having difficulty converting your PLY you can contact us and we will try to help where possible.