HTML JPG PDF XML 3MF
  Product Family
PLY

Convert 3MF to PLY via C#

Render 3MF as PLY without any 3D modeling and rendering software.

How to Convert 3MF to PLY Using C#

In order to convert 3MF to PLY, we’ll use

Aspose.3D for .NET

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document manipulation and conversion API for C# platform. Open

NuGet

package manager, search for Aspose.3D and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console.

Package Manager Console Command


PM> Install-Package Aspose.3D

Steps to Convert 3MF to PLY via C#

.NET programmers can easily load & convert 3MF files to PLY in just a few lines of code.

  1. Load 3MF file via the constructor of Scene class
  2. Create an instance of PlySaveOptions
  3. Set PLY specific properties for advanced conversion
  4. Call the Scene.Save method
  5. Pass the output path with PLY file extension & object of PlySaveOptions
  6. Check resultant PLY file at specified path

System Requirements

Before running the .NET conversion code, make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with .NET Framework, .NET Core, Mono.
  • Development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Aspose.3D for .NET DLL referenced in your project.
  • A 3D File Processing Library to manipulate 3D files without any modeling and rendering software. The 3D API supports Discreet3DS, WavefrontOBJ, FBX (ASCII, Binary), STL (ASCII, Binary), Universal3D, Collada, glTF, GLB, PLY, DirectX, Google Draco file formats and more. Developers can create, read, convert, modify and control the substance of 3D document formats easily.

    3MF What is 3MF File Format

    3MF, 3D Manufacturing Format, is used by applications to render 3D object models to a variety of other applications, platforms, services and printers. It was built to avoid the limitations and issues in other 3D file formats, like STL, for working with the latest versions of 3D printers. 3MF is relatively a new file format that has been developed and published by the 3MF consortium. It is rich enough to fully describe a model, retaining internal information, colour, and other characteristics that makes it extensible for supporting new innovations in 3D printing. The format is extensible, able to be broadly adopted and free of issues besetting other widely used file formats.

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    ply What is ply File Format

    PLY, Polygon File Format, represents 3D file format that stores graphical objects described as a collection of polygons. The purpose of this file format was to establish a simple and easy file type that is general enough to be useful for a wide range of models. PLY file format comes as ASCII as well as Binary format for compact storage and for rapid saving and loading. The file format is used by different applications that provide support for 3D files reading.

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    Other Supported Conversions

    You can also convert 3MF into many other file formats including few listed below.

    3MF TO 3DS (3D Studio DOS Mesh)
    3MF TO AMF (Additive Manufacturing Format)
    3MF TO DAE (Digital Asset Exchange)
    3MF TO FBX (3D Format)
    3MF TO HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
    3MF TO OBJ (3D File Format)
    3MF TO PDF (Portable Document Format)
    3MF TO RVM (AVEVA Plant Design Model)
    3MF TO STL (Interchangeable 3D Surface Geometry)
    3MF TO U3D (Universal 3D)