Files with ply suffix can be found as various polygon 3D data files generated by many 3D modeling or CAD programs.
PLY file extension - Polygon graphics
What is ply file? How to open ply files?
File type specification:
The ply file format is a simple object description that was designed as a convenient format for researchers who work with polygonal models. Early versions of this file format were used at Stanford University and at UNC Chapel Hill.
A .ply file consists of a header followed by a list of vertices and then a list of polygons. The header specifies how many vertices and polygons are in the file, and also states what properties are associated with each vertex, such as (x,y,z) coordinates, normals and color.
The polygon faces are simply lists of indices into the vertex list, and each face begins with a count of the number of elements in each list.
The PLY format format is most often used today to convey data from 3D RGB color scanners. For example used by Petrosys or Cyberware.
The default software associated to ply file type:
Company or developer:
Stichting Blender Foundation
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.
List of software applications associated to the .ply file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open ply file, edit ply file, convert ply file, view ply file, play ply file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting ply files.
- Open ply file
- Edit ply file
- View ply file
- Convert ply file
- Create ply file
- Import ply file
- Export ply file
Software that open ply file - Polygon graphics
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