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Convert your PLY file to GIF

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Use our free and fast online tool to convert your PLY (Stanford Triangle Format) 3D model file into a GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) image file ready to download. Once the model has been loaded you will be presented with a real-time 3D rendering of the model which you will be able to rotate, zoom and pan into the perfect position prior to capturing a screenshot for download.

How to Convert your PLY to GIF Online?

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

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 GIF

Download your GIF

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yes! Our PLY to GIF 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 GIF

Extension: PLY

Full Name: Stanford Triangle Format

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: application/octet-stream

Format: Text & Binary

Extension: GIF

Full Name: Graphics Interchange Format

Type: Image

Mime Type: image/gif

Format: 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.

Description

GIF files have been around since the mid-to-late 1980's and were introduced by CompuServe as a way to compress color images into small file sizes suitable for downloading which at the time most download speeds were limited. The format allows varying size color palettes up to 256-colors in total to be defined from a palette of 16 million colors.

Later on the ability to add animations to the GIF file format was added. GIF files became a popular image file format for the early internet due to the small size, large color palette and animation capabilities and is still popular today.

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