writers.ply

The ply writer writes the polygon file format, a common file format for storing three dimensional models. The rply library is included with the PDAL source, so there are no external dependencies.

Use the storage_mode option to choose the type of ply file to write. You can choose from:

  • default: write a binary ply file using your host’s byte ordering. If you do not specify a storage_mode, this is the default.
  • ascii: write an ascii file (warning: these can be HUGE).
  • little endian: write a binary ply file with little endian byte ordering.
  • big endian: write a binary ply file with big endian byte ordering.

Example

{
  "pipeline":[
    {
      "type":"readers.pcd",
      "filename":"inputfile.pcd"
    },
    {
      "type":"writers.ply",
      "storage_mode":"little endian",
      "filename":"outputfile.ply"
    }
  ]
}

Options

filename
ply file to write [Required]
storage_mode
Type of ply file to write [default: host-ordered binary]