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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model STL Files to PLY

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Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or STL model files to a standard PLY 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 file click the Upload button below and select the file to convert. Once selected the file will be converted and ready for download shortly afterwards.

 

STL Notes

Standard STL files do not contain material or color information so this cannot be imported. There are however two formats (VisCAM and SolidView) that attempted to add color information to the STL file format. If our tool detects this additional color information it will attempt to import this information.

Supported Features

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

PLY Notes

PLY files support per vertex color information. If your uploaded model contains color information our tool will attempt to save this in the PLY file at the end of the conversion process.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Vertex colors
  • Binary and Text versions supported when converting from PLY
  • Binary only version when converting to PLY

How to Convert your STL to PLY Online?

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

Upload a STL

Upload a STL

Click the "Upload a STL File" button and select a STL to upload. The maximum file size is 50MB.

Download your PLY

Download your PLY

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

FAQ

How can I convert my STL file to PLY?

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

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

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

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

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

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