.PLY File Extension

.PLY File Extension

2 file types use the .ply file extension.
File Type 1

Finale Playback File

Developer MakeMusic
3.9  |  14 Votes
Category Audio Files
Format N/A

What is a PLY file?

Music file created by Finale music notation software; saves audio data for sheet music that can be played back in the software; used for playing musical compositions.

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Programs that open PLY files

Updated August 24, 2015
File Type 2

Polygon Model File

Developer Stanford University
3.6  |  7 Votes
Category 3D Image Files
Format Text and Binary

What is a PLY file?

Three-dimensional image file created using the Polygon File Format, an open standard that describes objects as a collection of polygons; contains a header followed by a list of vertices that specify the shape of each polygon.

More Information

PLY files are used by many different 3D programs. They may be saved in either a binary or plain text format.

NOTE: Since the PLY file format was developed at Stanford University, it is also known as the Stanford Triangle Format.

Programs that open PLY files

Updated May 4, 2020

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