This plugin is a simple PLY format importer/exporter. It currently only supports meshes but point clouds may possibly be added at a later date. Vertex color (polypaint) is supported.
- Unzip the file to your Desktop.
- Open any folder created by the unzipping and find the PLYformat_4R8.ZSC file and PLYformatData folder.
- Copy the PLYformat_4R8.ZSC file and PLYformatData folder to the ZBrush 4R8\ZStartup\ZPlugs64 folder for Windows or ZBrushOSX 4R7/ZStartup/ZPlugs64 for Mac.
- Restart ZBrush and you will find a new PLY format sub-palette in the Zplugin palette.
Press the Export button to export the selected subtool. Turn off the bin (binary) option to export as PLY ascii format. To export polypaint make sure colorize is on for the selected subtool.
Press the Import button to import a PLY file. If the file has vertex color it will be imported as polypaint.
Download here: PLYformat_4R8_02.zip (89.4 KB)
Earlier version for ZBrush 4R7:PLYformat_4R7.zip (107 KB)