Use our free and fast online tool to convert your TIF (Tag Image File Format) image or logo into 3D PLY (Stanford Triangle Format) mesh/model files suitable for printing with a 3D printer or for loading into your favourite 3D editing package.
Here are 3 simple steps to create an PLY file from a TIF file.
The TIF image you upload can be any size, however our tool will resize it to a maximum of 600x600 pixels for normal users and for those who have paid for a premium subscription this is increased to a maximum of 1000x1000 pixels.
The PLY file generated by our tool will be in the binary little endian format.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your TIF file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the TIF to PLY conversion has completed, you can download your PLY file straight away.
We aim to process all TIF 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.
We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.
Yes, of course! We do not store the TIF 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.
Yes! Our TIF 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.
Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our TIF conversion tool please consider white-listing our site. When an Ad Blocker is enabled there are some conversion limits on some of our tools and processing/conversion times will be longer.
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The TIF file extension is a raster graphics file format originally created in 1986 making it one of the older image file formats available. The format was created by Aldus Corporation (Now Adobe) for use in Desktop Publishing software is still a popular format which is still in use today.
The format has evolved over time from its original use in DTP applications, Fax machine software, Optical Character Recognition software and more. TIF files are binary and can contain one or more images arranged in a rectangular data format within the file.
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.
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.