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 Dec 2 '15 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 Dec 2 '15 at 21:01

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.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.