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GLTF

Convert PLY to GLTF via C#

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

How to Convert PLY to GLTF Using C#

In order to convert PLY to GLTF, 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 PLY to GLTF via C#

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

  1. Load PLY file via the constructor of Scene class
  2. Create an instance of AmfSaveOptions
  3. Set GLTF specific properties for advanced conversion
  4. Call the Scene.Save method
  5. Pass the output path with GLTF file extension & object of GltfSaveOptions
  6. Check resultant GLTF 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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    gltf What is gltf File Format

    glTF (GL Transmission Format) is a 3D file format that stores 3D model information in JSON format. The use of JSON minimizes both the size of 3D assets and the runtime processing needed to unpack and use those assets. It was adopted for the efficient transmission and loading of 3D scenes and models by applications. glTF was developed by the Khronos Group 3D Formats Working Group and is also described as JPEG of 3D by its creators. The format defines an extensible, common publishing format for 3D content tools and services that streamlines authoring workflows and enables interoperable use of content across the industry. The intention behind the creation of glTF file format was to define an extensible, common publishing format for 3D content tools and services that should streamline authoring workflows and enable interoperable use of content across the industry. It minimizes runtime processing by applications using WebGL and other APIs.

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    Other Supported Conversions

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

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