PLY file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .ply file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .ply file?
- What program do I need to open a .ply file?
- How can the .ply file be opened, edited or printed?
- How can I convert .ply files to another format?
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3 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database
✅ Polygon Model
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.
✅ Scanalyze Triangle-mesh Data
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.
✅ Finale Playback Data
PLY file is a Finale Playback Data. Finale is the flagship program of a series of proprietary scorewriters created by MakeMusic for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.
Other types of files may also use the .ply file extension.
🚫 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:
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🔴 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 cannot open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...
If you don't know how to set the .ply file association, check the FAQ.
🔴 Can I change the extension of files?
Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.
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