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

Example

[
    {
        "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: “ascii”]
dims
List of dimensions (and Types) in the format <dimension_name>[=<type>] [,...] to write as output. (e.g., “Y=int32_t, X,Red=char”) [Default: All dimensions with stored types]
faces
Write a mesh as faces in addition to writing points as vertices. [Default: false]
sized_types
PLY has variously been written with explicitly sized type strings (‘int8’, ‘float32”, ‘uint32’, etc.) and implied sized type strings (‘char’, ‘float’, ‘int’, etc.). If true, explicitly sized type strings are used. If false, implicitly sized type strings are used. [Default: true]
precision
If specified, the number of digits to the right of the decimal place using f-style formatting. Only permitted when ‘storage_mode’ is ‘ascii’. See the printf reference for more information. [Default: g-style formatting (variable precision)]