The Polygon File (.ply) format is widely used in computer graphics and 3D printing applications. PLY files can contain various data types, such as vertices, triangles, polygons, surface normals, texture coordinates, and vertex color information. The format supports both ASCII and binary encoding. The data is stored in plain text in the ASCII format, while the binary format stores it in binary form, making it more compact and readable. The PLY format is flexible and customizable, making it easy to extend for different applications.
PLY is supported for import only.