PLY to OBJ Converter
Select files for conversion or just drag and drop them to the upload area
How to convert PLY files to OBJ online?
Click "Choose File" button to select a ply file on your computer. PLY file size can be up to 50 Mb.
Convert PLY to OBJ
Click "Convert" button to start conversion.
Download your OBJ
When the conversion process is complete, you can download the OBJ file.
Information about PLY and OBJ file formats
|Full name||Polygon File Format||OBJ geometry format|
|Developed by||Greg Turk, Stanford University||Wavefront Technologies|
|Type of format|
|Description||PLY is a computer file format known as the Polygon File Format or the Stanford Triangle Format. It was principally designed to store three-dimensional data from 3D scanners. The data storage format supports a relatively simple description of a single object as a list of nominally flat polygons. A variety of properties can be stored, including: color and transparency, surface normals, texture coordinates and data confidence values. The format permits one to have different properties for the front and back of a polygon. There are two versions of the file format, one in ASCII, the other in binary.||OBJ (or .obj) is a geometry definition file format first developed by Wavefront Technologies for its Advanced Visualizer animation package. The file format is open and has been adopted by other 3D graphics application vendors.|
|Technical details||Files are organised as a header, that specifies the elements of a mesh and their types, followed by the list of elements itself. The elements are usually vertices and faces, but may include other entities such as edges, samples of range maps, and triangle strips. The header of both ASCII and binary files is ASCII text. Only the numerical data that follows the header is different between the two versions. The header always starts with a "magic number", a line containing "ply" which identifies the file as a PLY file.||The OBJ file format is a simple data-format that represents 3D geometry alone — namely, the position of each vertex, the UV position of each texture coordinate vertex, vertex normals, and the faces that make each polygon defined as a list of vertices, and texture vertices. Vertices are stored in a counter-clockwise order by default, making explicit declaration of face normals unnecessary. OBJ coordinates have no units, but OBJ files can contain scale information in a human readable comment line.|
|File conversion||PLY conversion||OBJ conversion|
|Associated programs||MeshLab, quick3D||Wavefront 3D, CADRazor, Adobe Photoshop, LogiKal, UVMapper, LightWave 3D, Autodesk Maya, IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe, MeshLab, MAXON Cinema 4D, Smith Micro Poser, Autodesk AutoCAD.|