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View 3D PLY Files Online

Use this free tool to view your 3D PLY (Stanford Triangle Format) files online without needing to install any software. Our PLY viewer tool will generate a real-time 3D preview of your PLY file with Pan and Zoom controls, allowing you to see your 3D model from any angle.

Our PLY viewing tool can load most PLY files, and we are working on improvements all the time to improve compatibility with all file formats. If you are looking to convert your 2D image files to 3D files, such as STL, then we have a 2D to 3D conversion tool here.

How to View your PLY File Online?

Here are two simple steps to display your PLY file in any web browser.

Upload an PLY

Click the "Upload a File" button and select an PLY to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

View your PLY

Once processed, your PLY file will be displayed in the web browser.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I view my PLY file online?

First, click the "Upload..." button and select the PLY file you wish to view. Once your PLY file has been received it will be displayed in your browser.

How long does it take to view my PLY file?

We aim to process all PLY file viewing requests as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger or more complex files so please be patient.

How accurate is the PLY file viewer?

We aim to create the most accurate rendition of your PLY file with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.

Is it safe to view my PLY file on

Yes, of course! We do not store the PLY file you submit. The generated preview file within your browser is deleted after 15 minutes,

Can I view my PLY file on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our PLY file viewer will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to use our file viewing tools.

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).

PLY Features

  • Mesh Geometry (Vertices and Faces)
  • Vertex Normals
  • Face Normals
  • Vertex Colors
  • Face Materials (Excluding textures)
  • Textures
  • Point Cloud
  • Multiple Objects Per File
  • Object Transforms (Translation, Rotation, and Scale)
  • Bones/Joints
  • Animations
  • Suitable for 3D Printing

File Format Information for PLY

Full NameStanford Triangle Format
Type3D Model/Point Cloud
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatText & Binary
ToolsPLY Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create PLY Animation, Compress PLY, Text to PLY, PLY Viewer
Open WithBlender, MeshLab


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 or 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.

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