Support For PLY 3D Files Added

Date: February 27, 2022

Today we add support for PLY to our suite of 3D file converters. The PLY format has several variations from text to binary formats made for different machine endian configurations. Our PLY converter supports all the formats.

When converting from PLY files using our PLY Converter our tool will convert the geometric data to the new format. If your PLY contains colored vertex data our tool will convert this to the target format where possible. If the target format does not support per-vertex-colors the tool will average the colors and apply it to the mesh faces.

A Sample PLY File
A Robot PLY File

Along with geometric mesh data the PLY format can also be used to store Point Cloud formations typically generated by 3D scanners. Our PLY converter can detect Point Cloud data and render an accurate preview of your Point Cloud.