writers.ply

The ply writer writes the polygon file format, a common file format for storing three dimensional models. The writer emits points as PLY vertices. The writer can also emit a mesh as a set of faces. filters.greedyprojection and filters.poisson create a mesh suitable for output as faces.

Default Embedded Stage

This stage is enabled by default

Streamable Stage

This stage supports streaming operations

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. Valid values are ‘ascii’, ‘little endian’, ‘big endian’, and ‘default’. ‘default’ is binary output in the endianness of the machine. [Default: ‘default’]
dims
List of dimensions to write as elements. [Default: all dimensions]
faces
Write a mesh as faces in addition to writing points as vertices. [Default: false]