What are POLY files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a POLY file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a POLY file?

POLY files have multiple uses, and Caligari TrueSpace Polyline is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Caligari TrueSpace Polyline File

Caligari TrueSpace Polyline files, which have the POLY file extension, are 3D model files used by the 3D modeling and animation software Caligari TrueSpace. They are comprised of information about the vertices and edges of 3D objects, thereby establishing their form and structure.

It should be noted that .POLY files can be imported into a multitude of 3D modelling and animation software and are used to create 3D models for applications such as video games, architectural visualization, and product design. They can also be changed and modified to alter the shape and form of the 3D objects they represent.

To summarise, .POLY files serve as 3D model files used by Caligari TrueSpace and other 3D modeling and animation software. They contain data on the vertices and edges of 3D objects, defining their shape and form, and can be imported and edited in many different programs for a variety of purposes.

How to open POLY files

Important: Different programs may use files with the POLY file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your POLY file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single POLY opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 9, 2023

More file formats using the POLY extension

Through our research of POLY files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Aegis Animator Polygon

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of POLY files. Remember, different programs may use POLY files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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