Output 3D Mesh to PLY File

The PLY file format is one of the simplest ways to read and write a 3D mesh. There are a few libraries which can be used to read or write PLY files from your code.

However, if you are dealing with a simple triangulated 3D mesh, there is no need to use a library. Writing such a mesh out to a PLY file from your code is very simple. Here is sample code in C++:

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