import PLY file using java

What is PLY?

PLY is a very simple computer file format also known as Polygon File Format or Stanford Triangle Format. It is used to store 3D data of a single object in a simple format and contains description of an object as a list of flat polygons. It was designed to store data from 3D scanners  which consist properties of a 3D object such as color, transparency, surface normals, texture coordinate and indexes.  It has two versions of file formats : ASCII and  Binary.  Complete details about PLY file formats is not covered in this topic. Click here to read more about PLY file formats.

Java Library to Read PLY Files

jPLY is a library to read PLY files. Download jPLY from here and include source code in your project.

Add following code to read PLY file.

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