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Convert PLY to GLB via C#

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

How to Convert PLY to GLB Using C#

In order to convert PLY to GLB, 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


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 PLY to GLB via C#

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

  1. Load PLY file via the constructor of Scene class
  2. Call the Scene.Save method with GLB’s format.
  3. Check resultant GLB 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.

    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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    glb What is glb File Format

    GLB is the binary file format representation of 3D models saved in the GL Transmission Format (glTF). Information about 3D models such as node hierarchy, cameras, materials, animations and meshes in binary format. This binary format stores the glTF asset (JSON, .bin and images) in a binary blob. It also avoids the issue of increase in file size which happens in case of glTF. GLB file format results in compact file sizes, fast loading, complete 3D scene representation, and extensibility for further development. The format uses model/gltf-binary as MIME type.

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    Other Supported Conversions

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

    PLY TO GLTF (GL Transmission Format File)
    PLY TO GLB (Binary GL Transmission Format)
    PLY TO PDF (Portable Document Format)
    PLY TO FBX (Autodesk FBX Interchange File)
    PLY TO STL (Stereolithography File)
    PLY TO OBJ (Wavefront 3D Object File)
    PLY TO 3DS (3D Studio Scene)
    PLY TO DAE (Digital Asset Exchange File)
    PLY TO U3D (Universal 3D File)
    PLY TO DRC (Google Draco File Format)
    PLY TO JT (JT Open CAD File)
    PLY TO AMF (Additive Manufacturing File)
    PLY TO HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
    PLY TO USD (Universal Scene Description Format)
    PLY TO USDZ (Universal Scene Description Zipped Format)