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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model PLY Files to X3D

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.

How to Convert your PLY to X3D Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PLY to X3D.

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 X3D

Download your X3D

Click the download link once completed to receive your X3D 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 X3D?

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.

How long does it take to convert my PLY to X3D?

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.

How accurate is the PLY to X3D 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 X3D on ImageToStl.com?

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.

Can I convert PLY to X3D on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

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.

File format information for PLY to X3D

Extension: PLY

Full Name: Stanford Triangle Format

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: application/octet-stream

Format: Text & Binary

Extension: X3D

Full Name: Extensible 3D Graphics

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: model/x3d+xml

Format: Text

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

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.

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

X3D Notes

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.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Mesh material colors
  • Vertex colors

Unsupported Features

  • Textures