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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model PLY Files to DAE

Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or PLY (Stanford Triangle Format) model files to a standard DAE (COLLADA - Collaborative Design Activity) 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 DAE file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the PLY to DAE conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.

How to Convert your PLY to DAE Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PLY to DAE.

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 DAE

Download your DAE

Click the download link once completed to receive your DAE 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 DAE?

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

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

We aim to process all PLY to DAE 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 DAE 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 DAE on ImageToStl.com?

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

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

Yes! Our PLY to DAE 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 DAE

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: DAE

Full Name: COLLADA - Collaborative Design Activity

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: text/xml

Format: Text

Description

The DAE format (also known as COLLADA) is a 3D file format used to describe 3D models, meshes and 3D worlds using a simple text based structure. The format was introduced in 2004 by Sony Computer Entertainment and is currently managed by the Khronos Group.

DAE files are a text/Xml based file format containing 3D geometric information used to describe 3D objects and meshes such as vertices, faces, animations, materials, camera/lighting elements and other related metadata. The format has widespread usage and support with applications such as Blender and MeshLab being able to read and write to the format.

DAE Notes

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

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Mesh material colors

Unsupported Features

  • Textures
  • Animations