PLY (.ply) File Format
PLY file format
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.
Import a geometric object from a PLY file as a 3-D plot.
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