File Extension Library

.PLY File Extension

  • Developer by: MakeMusic
  • Category: Audio Files

What is an .PLY file?

.PLY file extension is created by MakeMusic. .PLY has been classified as Audio Files.

.PLY is Finale Playback 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.

List of all softwares that can open the Finale Playback File
MakeMusic Finale
MakeMusic Finale
File Type 2:

Polygon Model File

Developer by: Stanford University Category: 3D Image Files Format: Text and Binary

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.

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.

List of all softwares that can open the Polygon Model File
Wolfram Research Mathematica
Microsoft Paint 3D
Microsoft 3D Builder
Wolfram Research Mathematica
Wolfram Research Mathematica
PLY Tools

How to Open .PLY file on different platforms

Open .PLY File on Windows

  • Right-click a .PLY
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .PLY file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .PLY files" Press "Ok"

Open .PLY File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PLY file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .PLY File on Linux

Right click on the .PLY file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .PLY File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PLY file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .PLY File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .PLY files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .PLY files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PLY files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PLY file format
  2. You need to check the .PLY file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)