wrl

This page shows the steps necessary to convert a Cyberware PLY file into the VRML format. There are three paths, one from Mtool/PlyTool (may require a license), one using the command-line converter ply2wrl and one using the Polymesh Maps add-on (license required) to the CySlice software:

For information on how to convert an Echo Head & Face scan into VRML, complete with the color texture map, please reference the Echo to WRL support document.

Mtool/PlyTool

Following is an example of how to use Mtool to open a Cyberware PLY file and save it in the VRML format:

  1. Right-click on the PLY file that you would like to convert and select Convert:
  2. Open File
    Open a File for Conversion

    You'll see the PlyTool/Mtool application on your screen and the chosen file will be loaded into the software.

    File Loaded
    File Loaded
  3. Click on the Sort Faces checkbox to activate this option:
  4. Sort Faces
    Sort Faces
  5. Click on the white arrow next to Output.
  6. Open the Mesh Output Dialog
    Open the Mesh Output Dialog

    You should no see the Mesh Output and Output Type dialogs:

    Output Dialogs
    Output Dialogs
  7. In the Mesh Output window, click one time on the PLY file that you would like to convert:
  8. Select File
    Select the PLY File
  9. Click .wrl from the list:
    Select the Output Type
    Select the Output Type (.wrl)

    If you would like to output a VRML Solids file, simply tick the checkbox in the Output Options dialog.

    Select the Output Options
    Select the Output Options
  10. Click the green Output button in the Mesh Output window to save the file into the same directory as the original PLY file.
  11. If you would like to save the file to some other directory, navigate to that directory in the Mesh Output window, then click the Output button.

    Output WRL
    Output WRL
  12. Click the green Convert button in the Mtool/PlyTool window:
  13. Convert WRL
    Convert WRL

    After a small time, you should see Conversion Complete in the Console:

    Conversion Complete
    Conversion Complete
  14. Click the red Exit button in the main Mtool/PlyTool window to exit the program.
  15. Exit the Program
    Exit the Program
  16. Confirm that you would like to exit the program by clicking the red Exit button in the Exit? window.
  17. Exit the Program
    Exit the Program

ply2wrl

Following are the complete usage instructions for this converter. A typical conversion will look like the following:

ply2wrl infile.ply outfile.wrl