Free Online WRL to PLY Converter

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

How to Convert your WRL to PLY Online?

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

Upload your WRL file

Upload your WRL file

Click the "Upload a WRL File" button, then select a WRL 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 WRL and PLY

ExtensionWRL
Full NameVirtual Reality Modeling Language
Type3D Model
Mime Typemodel/vrml x-world/x-vrml application/x-cc3d
FormatText
Opens WithMeshLab

The WRL file format is a 3D based model format originally created in the 1990's which was aimed at website usage. The format is text based and contains 3D geometry data such as vertices, faces, simple shapes and material information and more.

This format when launched was hoped to become a standard 3D format, however due to the large file sizes it didn't see wide spread adoption although it is a supported format within some CAD software applications. It was later superseded by the X3D file format which shares most of the functionality of WRL files.

WRL 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 WRL to PLY our tool will attempt to accurately convert any color/material information.

Information for converting from WRL to PLY

Your WRL file will be converted to a PLY file using our unified 3D model and mesh conversion tool. Our WRL 3D tool performs accurate conversions of 3D elements such as vertices, faces, normals and relevant material information. As both WRL 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 WRL file to PLY?

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

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

We aim to process all WRL 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 conversion to the PLY 3D Point Cloud format?

Our WRL conversion tool will extract only the vertex data from your WRL file. This will then be used to create the final PLY file.