The ply reader reads points and vertices from 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.

Note

The ply reader can read ASCII and binary ply files.

Default Embedded Stage

This stage is enabled by default

Streamable Stage

This stage supports streaming operations

## Example¶

{
"pipeline":[
{
"filename":"inputfile.ply"
},
{
"type":"writers.text",
"filename":"outputfile.txt"
}
]
}


## Options¶

filename
ply file to read [Required]
count
Maximum number of points to read. [Default: unlimited]
spatialreference
Spatial reference to apply to the data. Overrides any SRS in the input itself. Can be specified as a WKT, proj.4 or EPSG string. [Default: none]