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The first image is a screenshot of the view in ArcScene. I am trying to export this scene to a tif or jpg. The scene is composed of the following layers:

  • A raster
  • Three polygon layers displayed as outlines only
  • One transparent polygon layer
  • A point layer displayed as trees based on height values within the point attribute table.

When I export the scene to a jpg or tif, the resulting error image is shown below with the gray overlay. I was able to isolate the problem though--it appears the export works for everything except the points (displayed as trees). If I export the scene with the points not displayed as tree, this also works. Where am I going wrong? How can I resolve the issue so that the trees are displayed correctly?

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Jpeg doesn't do transparency. Did you try exporting to PNG? – KevinMayall Jan 16 '13 at 21:45
@KevinMayall Unfortunately, none of the formats seem to support transparent polygons. – Aaron Jan 16 '13 at 22:43
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Try to convert polygons to lines.

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+1 Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. Thanks for the idea--it worked – Aaron Jan 16 '13 at 22:29

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