Open ply file
Did your computer fail to open ply file? We explain what ply files are and recommend software that we know can open your ply files.
What is ply file?
Files with ply file extension can be found as various polygon 3D data files generated by many 3D modeling or CAD programs.
ply file description
The ply file format is a simple object description that was designed as a convenient format for researchers who work with polygonal models. Early versions of this file format were used at Stanford University and at UNC Chapel Hill.
The ply file consists of a header followed by a list of vertices and then a list of polygons. The header specifies how many vertices and polygons are in the file, and also states what properties are associated with each vertex, such as (x,y,z) coordinates, normals and color.
The polygon faces are simply lists of indices into the vertex list, and each face begins with a count of the number of elements in each list.
The PLY format format is most often used today to convey data from 3D RGB color scanners. For example used by Petrosys or Cyberware.
Software that will open ply file
Other ply file extensions
ply - Finale playback data
Files with ply file extension are related to the Finale and used for its playback data.
ply - Harvard Graphics presentation screen
Files with ply file extension might also be found as old presentations from Harvard Graphics. Obsolete.
ply - Men of War: Assault Squad 2 game data
Files with ply file extension are related to the Men of War: Assault Squad 2 game data.
ply - MiDi PoWeR playlist
Files with ply extension can be also found as old playlists from MiDi PoWeR audio software.