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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
Polygon Model .ply file icon
Description:
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.
Category: Data files
Application: MeshLab
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PLY aliases:
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PLY related links:
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PLY related extensions:
Ribbons Model Definition

Softimage dotXSI 3D Model

IMVU 3D Model

MetaVR 3D Model

Softimage 3D Model

3D Graphic Tools Model

Animation Master Model

Softimage Standard Source Model

Softimage Tape Source Model

Softimage dotXSI Add-on

✅ Scanalyze Triangle-mesh Data

.ply
Scanalyze Triangle-mesh Data .ply file icon
Description:
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.
PLY format description not yet available
Category: Data files
Application: Scanalyze
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PLY aliases:
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PLY related links:
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PLY related extensions:
Scanalyze Transform Data

✅ Finale Playback Data

.ply
Finale Playback Data .ply file icon
Description:
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.
PLY format description not yet available
Category: Data files
Application: Finale
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PLY aliases:
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PLY related links:
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PLY related extensions:
MIDI Music

Finale Music File

Guitar Chord File

Chord Pro Chord

Guitar Chord Groover Chord

Guitar Pro Tabulature

Sibelius Music Notation

Ableton Live Pack

MIDI Sample Dump Standard

MIDI Sample Dump Exchange

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:

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

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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SWI-Prolog Source Code
Tecplot 360 Binary Plot Data
GNU Lilypond Document
Corel Paint Shop Pro Preset

🔴 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:

example.ply

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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