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PLY file format description

Many people share .ply files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .ply file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .ply files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ply - Polygon Model

The PLY data files are related to MeshLab. PLY file is a Polygon Model file. The PLY format was principally designed to store three dimensional data from 3D scanners. It supports a relatively simple description of a single object as a list of nominally flat polygons.

Application:
MeshLab
Category:
Data files
Mime-type:
application/octet-stream
Magic:
- / -
Aliases:
-
Polygon Model related extensions:
.mlx
Meshlab Filter Script

.ply - Scanalyze Triangle-mesh Data

The PLY data files are related to Scanalyze. PLY file is a Scanalyze Triangle-mesh Data. Scanalyze is an interactive computer graphics application for viewing, editing, aligning, and merging range images to produce dense polygon meshes.

Application:
Scanalyze
Category:
Data files
Mime-type:
application/octet-stream
Magic:
- / -
Aliases:
-
Scanalyze Triangle-mesh Data related extensions:
.xf
Scanalyze Transform Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .ply file extension. Even harmful programs can create .ply files. Be especially cautious with .ply files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .ply file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:

example.ply

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .ply file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ly, oly, pky, pl, plg, plh, plj, plt, plu, py

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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