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ply

0.9.1

Ply is a ruby gem for reading Stanford PLY-format 3D model files. The PLY file format is a flexible format for storing semi-structured binary data, and is often used to stored polygonalized 3D models generated with range scanning hardware. You can find some examples of the format at the {Stanford 3D Scanning Repository}[http://graphics.stanford.edu/data/3Dscanrep/]. Ply provides a simple API for quick access to the data in a PLY file (including examining the structure of a particular file's content), and an almost-as-simple event-driven API which can be used to process extremely large ply files in a streaming fashion, without needing to keep the full dataset represented in the file in memory. Ply handles all three types of PLY files (ascii, binary-big-endian and binary-little-endian). If you don't have any Stanford PLY files on hand, you probably don't need this gem, but if you're curious, the PLY file format is described at Wikipedia[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PLY_(file_format)].

installgem install ply
Authors

Jim Wise

1,289 total downloads 672 for this version
Owners

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Gemfile
gem 'ply', '~> 0.9.1'
Versions
  1. 0.9.1 March 30, 2013 (12.5 KB)
  2. 0.9 February 5, 2013 (11.5 KB)
Development Dependencies
  1. hoe ~> 3.5
  2. rdoc ~> 3.10