Free Online XYZ to PLY Converter

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

How to Convert your XYZ to PLY Online?

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

Upload your XYZ file

Upload your XYZ file

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

ExtensionXYZ
Full NamePoint Cloud
Type3D Model/Point Cloud
Mime Typetext/plain
FormatText
Opens WithMeshLab

The XYZ is a 3D file format used for representing 3D Point Clouds. The format contains only positional information (X, Y, Z coordinates) for the individual points. The format is often used for digital elevation modelling of terrain for later processing in 3D modelling applications.

As the format only contains positional information a common task is to convert this into a fully surfaced 3D model using methods such as Alpha Shapes or Delaunay Triangulation. The format can also be viewed without further processing in its raw format.

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

Information for converting from XYZ to PLY

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

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

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

We aim to process all XYZ 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 3D Point Cloud file conversion?

Our XYZ conversion tool can convert most Point Cloud vertex data to the PLY format without any loss of detail.