Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or PLY (Stanford Triangle Format) model files to a standard AMF (Additive Manufacturing File) 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 AMF file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the PLY to AMF conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PLY to AMF.
Our tool supports converting from all PLY formats including Text and Binary (both little endian and big endian).
First click the "Upload..." button, select your PLY file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the PLY to AMF conversion has completed, you can download your AMF file straight away.
We aim to process all PLY to AMF conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.
We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features being added every week.
Yes, of course! We do not store the PLY file you submit to us. The resulting AMF file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our PLY to AMF tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.
Full Name: Stanford Triangle Format
Type: 3D Model
Mime Type: application/octet-stream
Format: Text & Binary
Full Name: Additive Manufacturing File
Type: 3D Model
Mime Type: text/xml
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.
The AMF or Additive Manufacturing File format is an open standard 3D file format primarily used within additive manufacturing processes such as 3D printing. The initial release version of the file was in 2011 and the format continues to be developed today.
As this is a 3D file format the contents which are Xml based describe one or many 3D objects broken down into solid volumes defined with vertices and triangles. The format has support for color and texture materials.
If your PLY file contains vertex colors these will be imported and mapped where possible.