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PLY (.ply) File Format

PLY file format

Description

 • PLY (Polygon File Format or Stanford Triangle Format) is  a file format for 3-D computer-aided design and modeling.
 • This format has both text-based and binary variants.
 • It represents geometric data as a collection of lines and polygons.
 • The plottools[importplot] and plottools[exportplot] commands can be used for data exchange between this format and Maple 3-D plots. Both the text-based and binary variants are fully supported.
 • The general-purpose commands Import and Export also support this format.
 • With both the plottools[exportplot] and Export commands, you can specify whether the text-based or binary format is desired using the encoding option.

Examples

Import a geometric object from a PLY file as a 3-D plot.

 > $\mathrm{Import}\left("example/gear.ply",\mathrm{base}=\mathrm{datadir}\right)$