Use this free tool to view your 3D PLY (Stanford Triangle Format) files online without needing to install any software.
Our tool can load most binary and text based PLY files. If you are looking to convert your 2D image files to 3D STL files then we have a 2D to 3D conversion tool here.
Here are 2 simple steps to display your PLY file in any web browser.
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 STL conversion has completed, you can download your STL file straight away.
We aim to process all PLY to STL 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 PLY file you submit to us. The resulting STL file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our PLY to STL 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 PLY 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.
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.