Free Online PLY to OBJ Converter

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

How to Convert your PLY to OBJ Online?

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

Upload your PLY file

Upload your PLY file

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

Download your OBJ

Download your OBJ

Click the download link to receive your OBJ file.

File format information for PLY and OBJ

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 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.

ExtensionOBJ
Full NameWavefront
Type3D Model
Mime Typetext/plain
FormatText
Opens WithMeshLab, CAD Assistant, DAZ Studio

The OBJ file format originally created by Wavefront Technologies and later adopted by many other 3D software vendors is a simple text-based file format for describing 3D model/geometry. This data can include Vertices, Faces, Normals, Texture Coordinates and references to external Texture files.

As the format is text-based it is relatively straight-forward to parse by 3D modelling applications. A downside of the text-based format is the files can be rather large compared to similar binary formats such as STL and compressed files such as 3MF.

Information for converting from PLY to OBJ

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my PLY file to OBJ?

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.

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

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.

How accurate is the conversion from the [x] 3D Point Cloud format?

Our PLY tool will read all the vertex information from your OBJ file and use only this information when creating the final OBJ file.