PLY File Extension

PLY file icon
Polygon Model Format
  • Developer
    Stanford University
  • Popularity
    3.1 (10 votes)

What is PLY file?

A .PLY file is a 3D image file that is created using the Polygon file format. The PLY file supports the image file by defining the objects with a collection polygons, and the file comprises of a header and a list of vertices used to define the polygon. Further, the file is supported both in the binary format as well as the text format. As the PLY file was developed by the Stanford University, the file is also known as the Stanford Triangle format.

Programs that support PLY file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the PLY file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the PLY file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the PLY file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the PLY file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the PLY file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the PLY file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

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