Both .obj and .ply files contain 3D models, albeit in a little different format. It may be possible that one can be converted to another and vice versa using some of the dedicated 3D modeling programs or even dedicated conversion programs.
Convert 3D object graphics to Polygon graphics.
We have found 13 software records in our database eligible for .obj to .ply file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert obj to ply on Windows
Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications or video games. Blender's features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, animating, rendering, video editing and compositing.
It is available in versions for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and FreeBSD.
Convert from obj file
to ply file
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned obj to ply. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
A software suite used for 3D CAD/DCC + Animation/Model/NURBS/Skinning translation, optimization and viewing.
3D Builder allows users to create models and print in 3D. It opens 3MF, STL, OBJ, PLY, and VRML and save as 3MF, PLY, or STL formats.
3Data Expert is CAD utility that allows users to repair, convert and manipulate with 3D CAD data for 3D printing, Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Manufacturing as well as for simulation.
A dedicated CAD converter for Windows, Autoconverter supports transformation of several 3D formats between different formats.
meshconv converts to and from several popular 3D file formats. Currently only geometry conversion is supported.
A CAD translation software, TransMagic offers support of all major formats and standards, including CATIA, Pro/Engineer, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, ACIS, Parasolid and more.
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert obj to ply on OS X
Afanche 3D Viewer provide 3D visualization for many popular 3D formats including STL, 3DS, IGES (.igs/.iges), STEP (.stp/.step), X-T/X-B(Parasolid), VRML, DAE (Collada), DXF (Autodesk), SKP (SketchUp), Blend (Blender), SHP (ESRI), OBJ, TER, SMD, Q3D, Q3S, MDL, MD2, MD3, MD5Mesh, CSM, ASE, B3D, OFF, AC, MS3D, PLY, NFF, RAW, ASC, CSV, PCD, NAS, MESH, UNV, APT, G-Code (CNC), etc.
Blender for Mac is popular free 3D modeling application. It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water and smoke simulations, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications, including video games, animated film, or visual effects.
Linux/Unix software - convert obj to ply on Linux
Blender for Linux is free easy-to-use 3D modeling utility. It is used for 3D modeling, texturing, water and smoke simulations, animating, rendering, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications.
Multiplatform software - convert obj to ply on any platform
CloudCompare is a 3D point cloud (and triangular mesh) processing software. It has been originally designed to perform comparison between two 3D points clouds (such as the ones obtained with a laser scanner) or between a point cloud and a triangular mesh
MeshLab is an open source, portable, and extensible system for the processing and editing of unstructured 3D triangular meshes. The system is aimed to help the processing of the typical not-so-small unstructured models arising in 3D scanning, providing a set of tools for editing, cleaning, healing, inspecting, rendering and converting this kind of meshes.
On-line services software - convert obj to ply on web
Online 3D Model Converter is a free tool used to convert 3D models from one file format to another