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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model PLY Files to STL

Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or PLY (Stanford Triangle Format) model files to a standard STL (Standard Triangle Language) 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 STL file and will ready for download shortly afterwards.

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

STL Notes

The standard STL file format does not support colored faces or vertices or texture information. The STL file generated by the tool will contain only raw mesh/triangle data by default which is perfect for 3D printing.

The tool also has an option to save the file to one of the non-standard formats that support colored faces such as VisCAM and SolidView which is perfect if you want to further process the STL in software which supports these formats.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Face colors via the VisCAM and SolidView formats
  • Binary and Text versions supported

How to Convert your PLY to STL Online?

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

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 STL

Download your STL

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

FAQ

How can I convert my PLY file to STL?

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

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

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

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

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

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