The PLY format that this plugin exports is the format that was developed at Stanford University and that stores a polygonal model together with arbitrary user attributes.
The plugin supports the following options that can be passed to the save() command:
|object||None||The object to export|
|mode||"ascii"||The output mode|
object is the name of an object or the object itself that will be exported. If no object is given, the plugin examines the scene and if there is only one object this object is exported. If there are several objects, an exception is thrown.
mode is a string specifying whether the output file will be ascii or binary. It can be one of “ascii”, “little_endian” or “big_endian”.
The plugin uses the RPly library which is available at http://www.cs.princeton.edu/diego/professional/rply/.
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