Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or PLY (Stanford Triangle Format) model files to a standard X3D (Extensible 3D Graphics) 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 X3D file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the PLY to X3D conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PLY to X3D.
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 X3D conversion has completed, you can download your X3D file straight away.
We aim to process all PLY to X3D 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 X3D file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our PLY to X3D 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: Extensible 3D Graphics
Type: 3D Model
Mime Type: model/x3d+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 X3D file format was introduced in 2002 as a successor to the 3D VRML (WRL) file format. X3D files contain 3D mesh and model information defined using vertices, faces, normals and material data making it broadly as capable as the older VRML format.
X3D files are structured Xml text based files allowing full 3D scenes containing models comprised of 3D mesh data and other simple shapes. There are browser extensions that allow X3D files to be directly embedded within Html to allow rendering directly to a web page however the format has not seen widespread adoption.
If your PLY file contains vertex colors these will be imported and mapped where possible.
X3D files support material and color information. If your uploaded model contains color information our tool will attempt to save this in the X3D file at the end of the conversion process. Texture information is not supported at this time.