Free Online PLY to PNG 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 PNG Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PLY to PNG 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 PNG

Download your PNG

Click the download link to receive your PNG file.

File format information for PLY and PNG

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.

ExtensionPNG
Full NamePortable Network Graphics
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/png
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net, Photoshop

The PNG graphics file format is a commonly used format for storing 2D images which can be highly compressed by the use a palette if the image has a sufficiently low number of colors (256 colors in general). The PNG file is then further compressed using the DEFLATE compression algorithm to ensure small file sizes that are fast to download.

PNG files are seen as the logical successor to the GIF image file format and was devised in the mid-1990's as a superior format to GIF. PNG files are generally used for company logos, icons and other non-photographic image content. Saving a digital photo in the PNG format will create a much larger file than an equivalent JPG image hence the PNG format being unsuitable for most digital photo content.

Information for converting from PLY to PNG

Our tool will internally render your PLY file and capture an image of the 3D render which will be saved to a PNG file using a high quality setting ready for you to download.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my PLY file to PNG?

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

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

We aim to process all PLY to PNG 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 PNG file and use only this information when creating the final PNG file.