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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model GCODE Files to PLY

Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or GCODE (G-code) model files to a standard PLY (Stanford Triangle Format) file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing. Our conversion tool can also batch convert multiple GCODE files; up to 25 files at a time can be converted.

To convert your GCODE file, click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a PLY file and will be ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the GCODE to PLY conversion process, see the conversion information section below.

How to Convert your GCODE to PLY Online?

Here are two simple steps to convert your GCODE to PLY.

Upload a GCODE

Click the "Upload a GCODE File" button and select a GCODE to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your PLY

Click the download link once completed to receive your PLY file.

File Format Information for GCODE to PLY

ExtensionGCODE
Full NameG-code
Type3D Model/Point Cloud
Mime Typetext/plain
FormatText
ToolsGCODE Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create GCODE Animation, GCODE Viewer

Description

The GCODE file format is the native file format used by CNC machines and 3D printers as a means to coordinate the movement and actions of these machines. In the case of FDM 3D printers, the file contains commands to move the extruder to specific locations and the rate with which to extrude the plastic filament onto the build plate.

A GCODE is a plain text file containing lists of commands, with each command appearing on a new line within the file. These commands control how the CNC machine or 3D printer operates and creates a particular 3D object. GCODE is a standard format and is usually generated by 3D printing slicer software from standard 3D model formats such as STL.

ExtensionPLY
Full NameStanford Triangle Format
Type3D Model/Point Cloud
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatText & Binary
ToolsPLY Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create PLY Animation, Compress PLY, Text to PLY, PLY Viewer
Open WithBlender, MeshLab

Description

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 or 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 Notes

PLY files support per-vertex color information. If your uploaded model contains color information, our tool will attempt to save this in the PLY file at the end of the conversion process.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Vertex colors
  • Binary and text versions are supported when converting from PLY
  • Binary-only version when converting to PLY

Comparing GCODE and PLY Features

 

GCODE Features

  • Mesh Geometry (Vertices and Faces)
  • Vertex Normals
  • Face Normals
  • Vertex Colors
  • Face Materials (Excluding textures)
  • Textures
  • Point Cloud
  • Multiple Objects Per File
  • Object Transforms (Translation, Rotation, and Scale)
  • Bones/Joints
  • Animations
  • Suitable for 3D Printing

PLY Features

  • Mesh Geometry (Vertices and Faces)
  • Vertex Normals
  • Face Normals
  • Vertex Colors
  • Face Materials (Excluding textures)
  • Textures
  • Point Cloud
  • Multiple Objects Per File
  • Object Transforms (Translation, Rotation, and Scale)
  • Bones/Joints
  • Animations
  • Suitable for 3D Printing

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my GCODE file to PLY?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your GCODE file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the GCODE to PLY conversion has completed, you can download your PLY file straight away.

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

We aim to process all GCODE to PLY conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.

How accurate is the GCODE to PLY conversion?

We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.

Is it safe to convert my GCODE to PLY on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the GCODE file you submit to us. The resulting PLY file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert my GCODE to PLY on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our GCODE to PLY tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.

What if I am using an Ad Blocker, will that affect things?

Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our GCODE conversion tool please consider white-listing our site. When an Ad Blocker is enabled there are some conversion limits on some of our tools and processing/conversion times will be longer.

Can I get support with converting my GCODE to PLY?

Yes. When you have converted your GCODE to PLY, there is a "Feedback" option that you can use to let us know of any issues you encountered when converting your file.

What format is my PLY file saved as?

The PLY file generated by our tool will be in the binary little endian format.

I have several GCODE files; can I batch convert my GCODE to PLY?

Yes! Our GCODE tool supports full batch conversions. You can upload up to 25 and GCODE files at a time. Our tool will convert them all as quickly as possible. Once completed, you can either download the PLY files individually or download them all in a single ZIP file.

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