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Convert PLY to STL via Python

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

How to Convert PLY to STL Using Python

In order to convert PLY to STL, 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 PLY to STL via Python

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

  1. Load PLY file via the from_file of Scene class
  2. Create an instance of StlSaveOptions
  3. Set STL specific properties for advanced conversion
  4. Call the Scene.save method
  5. Pass the output path with STL file extension & object of StlSaveOptions
  6. Check resultant STL 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.

    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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    stl What is stl File Format

    STL, abbreviation for stereolithrography, is an interchangeable file format that represents 3-dimensional surface geometry. The file format finds its usage in several fields such as rapid prototyping, 3D printing and computer-aided manufacturing. It represents a surface as a series of small triangles, known as facets, where each facet is described by a perpendicular direction and three points representing the vertices of the triangle. Resultant data is used by applications to determine the cross section of the 3D shape to be built by the fabber. There is no information available in the STL file format for representation of colour, texture or other common CAD model attributes.

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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 U3D (Universal 3D)