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Convert PDF to PLY via Python

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

How to Convert PDF to PLY Using Python

In order to convert PDF to PLY, we’ll use

Aspose.3D for Python via .NET

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

NuGet

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

Command line


pip install aspose-3d

Steps to Convert PDF to PLY via Python

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

  1. Load PDF file via the from_file 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 Python conversion code, make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or Linux based OS.
  • Python 3.5 or later.
  • Aspose.3D for Python 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.

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    Other Supported Conversions

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

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