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.PLY File Extension

2 file types use the .ply file extension.

File Type 1Finale Playback File

4.3 (8 Votes)
CategoryAudio Files


File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

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 8/24/2015

File Type 2Polygon Model File

DeveloperStanford University
3.7 (6 Votes)
Category3D Image Files
FormatText and Binary

Text and Binary

This file is saved in a plain text format or a binary format. If in a plain text format, it can be viewed with a text editor.

.PLY File Association 2

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 5/22/2018

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