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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model PLY Files to 3MF

Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or PLY (Stanford Triangle Format) model files to a standard 3MF (3D Manufacturing Format) file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing.

To convert your PLY file click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a 3MF file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the PLY to 3MF conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.

How to Convert your PLY to 3MF Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PLY to 3MF.

Upload a PLY

Upload a PLY

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

Download your 3MF

Download your 3MF

Click the download link once completed to receive your 3MF file.

FAQ

What PLY formats can I convert from?

Our tool supports converting from all PLY formats including Text and Binary (both little endian and big endian).

How can I convert my PLY file to 3MF?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your PLY file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the PLY to 3MF conversion has completed, you can download your 3MF file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my PLY to 3MF?

We aim to process all PLY to 3MF 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 PLY to 3MF conversion?

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

Is it safe to convert my PLY to 3MF on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the PLY file you submit to us. The resulting 3MF file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert PLY to 3MF on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our PLY to 3MF tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.

File format information for PLY to 3MF

Extension: PLY

Full Name: Stanford Triangle Format

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: application/octet-stream

Format: Text & Binary

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 and also 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

If your PLY file contains vertex colors these will be imported and mapped where possible.

Supported Features

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

Extension: 3MF

Full Name: 3D Manufacturing Format

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: application/vnd.ms-package.3dmanufacturing-3dmodel+xml

Format: Binary

Description

3MF files are a modern 3D file format designed specifically for use with 3D printable models (additive manufacturing). It was designed to be the successor to the popular legacy STL format (also a common format in 3D printing) to overcome the limitations of that format.

The format of 3MF files is XML based that are compressed with the standard Zip file compression resulting in small, easily transferable files. The format supports 3D meshes along with associated materials and textures all contained within the Zip file.

3MF Notes

3MF files support material and color information. If your uploaded model contains color information our tool will attempt to save this in the 3MF file at the end of the conversion process. Texture information is not supported at this time.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Face and vertex colors

Unsupported Features

  • Textures