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’. [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)]