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Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PLY to OBJ using our fast and free PLY converter tool.
|Full Name||Stanford Triangle Format|
|Type||3D Model/Point Cloud|
|Opens With||Blender, 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
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.
|Opens With||MeshLab, CAD Assistant, DAZ Studio|
An OBJ file is a widely used file format in 3D computer graphics that serves as a standard representation for 3D models. It stands for "Object" and was originally developed by Wavefront Technologies. OBJ files store geometric data, such as vertex positions, normals, texture coordinates, and face information, describing the surface of a 3D object. This data is presented in plain text, making OBJ files human-readable and easy to exchange between various 3D modeling and rendering software.
The structure of an OBJ file is based on vertices (points in 3D space), which form the building blocks of the 3D model's shape. These vertices are organized into faces, typically triangles or quads, representing the surfaces of the object. Alongside the geometric data, OBJ files can also include material information, enabling the application of textures and shaders to the 3D model, providing it with color, reflectivity, and other visual properties.
Due to its simplicity and compatibility across different software platforms, the OBJ file format has become a popular choice for sharing 3D models. However, being a relatively basic format, OBJ files may not support complex features found in more advanced formats like animation data or high-level shader definitions. Despite this limitation, OBJ remains a widely adopted format in various industries, including gaming, animation, virtual reality, and 3D printing.
Your PLY file will be converted to a OBJ file using our unified 3D model and mesh conversion tool. Our PLY 3D tool performs accurate conversions of 3D elements such as vertices, faces, normals and relevant material information. As PLY supports color materials and OBJ does not, our tool will not attempt to transfer any color information, your final 3D model will contain geometry data only.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your PLY file to upload. Your PLY file will be uploaded to our servers. When the PLY to OBJ conversion has completed, you can download your OBJ file straight away.
We aim to process all PLY to OBJ conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.
Our PLY tool will read all the vertex information from your OBJ file and use only this information when creating the final OBJ file.