HTML JPG PDF XML OBJ
  Product Family
PLY

Convert OBJ to PLY via C#

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

How to Convert OBJ to PLY Using C#

In order to convert OBJ 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 OBJ to PLY via C#

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

  1. Load OBJ 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.

    OBJ What is OBJ File Format

    OBJ files are used by Wavefront's Advanced Visualizer application to define and store the geometric objects. Backward and forward transmission of geometric data is made possible through OBJ files. Both polygonal geometry like points, lines, texture vertices, faces and free-form geometry (curves and surfaces) are supported by OBJ format. This format does not support animation or information related to light and position of scenes. An OBJ file is usually an end product of the 3D modeling process generated by a CAD (Computer Aided Design). The default order to store vertices is counter-clockwise avoiding explicit declaration of face normals. Though OBJ files declare scale information in a comment line yet no units have been declared for OBJ coordinates.

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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 OBJ into many other file formats including few listed below.

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