Various 3D graphics polygon files (*.ply) can typically be exported to another common 3D objects format (*.obj) so they can be used in most of the 3D modeling software. This will only work with valid PLY files that contain 3D objects data.
Convert Polygon graphics to 3D object graphics.
We have found 11 software records in our database eligible for .ply to .obj file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert ply to obj on Windows
A software suite used for 3D CAD/DCC + Animation/Model/NURBS/Skinning translation, optimization and viewing.
Convert from ply file
to obj 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 ply to obj. 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.
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.
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 ply to obj 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 ply to obj 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 ply to obj 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 ply to obj on web
Online 3D Model Converter is a free tool used to convert 3D models from one file format to another