I have imported a PLY file sent to me into a new Blender file. There is a Vert count and all the rest displayed at the top of the window, but I don't see anything. Do I need to adjust display options or something?

  • $\begingroup$ maybe is in a defferent scale, either too big or too small. Select the object on the outliner and Press Numpad period $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Commented Dec 2, 2015 at 20:54
  • $\begingroup$ @cegaton Right! changed the View > Clip settings to stop it from disappearing when i zoom, moved its origin to its surface, and moved it to the cursor at the origin. :) $\endgroup$
    – kim holder
    Commented Dec 2, 2015 at 21:01

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I think most .PLY object come very big. The object is here but you need to scale it down a lot and center it. This is my process with this sample file : http://people.sc.fsu.edu/~jburkardt/data/ply/airplane.ply

  1. file import .ply
  2. CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-C to set the Origin to Geometry or in the menu enter image description here
  3. ALT-G to make sure your object is in the center
  4. scale S to something like 0.02
  5. I would suggest to immediately Apply Scale (CTRL-A) to ensure correct scaling.

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