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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model PLY Files to XYZ

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

How to Convert your PLY to XYZ Online?

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

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 XYZ

Download your XYZ

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yes! Our PLY to XYZ 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 XYZ

Extension: PLY

Full Name: Stanford Triangle Format

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: application/octet-stream

Format: Text & Binary

Extension: XYZ

Full Name: Point Cloud

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: text/plain

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 XYZ is a 3D file format used for representing 3D Point Clouds. The format contains only positional information (X, Y, Z coordinates) for the individual points. The format is often used for digital elevation modelling of terrain for later processing in 3D modelling applications.

As the format only contains positional information a common task is to convert this into a fully surfaced 3D model using methods such as Alpha Shapes or Delaunay Triangulation. The format can also be viewed without further processing in its raw format.

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

XYZ Notes

Only vertex information will be saved to the XYZ Point Cloud file generated by our tool, all other information such as faces and material colors will be discarded in the final file due to this information not being supported.

When creating a preview of the XYZ file our tool will render the Point Cloud as individual squares.

Supported Features

  • Mesh vertex data