An extension to ArcGIS that allows for the creation, visualization, and analysis of three-dimensional data.

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How to insert a “basemap” into ArcScene?

I want to model a 3D scene, showing layers floating above a flat map. Currently, I am able to show the floating layers, but I cannot add the bottommost map layer. I just want to add a "basemap", like ...
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Is there a way to visualize a 3D full/solid body (like a full layer) in ArcScene

I am trying to present layer and simulated layer (how it decreased in a year, for example) in ArcScene, but showing two layers one on each other with a slight difference (like max 30 cm.) does not ...
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What does the ArcGIS 3D Analyst parameter 'IsClosed3D' mean?

I am creating multipatches from existing geometries and finding it hard to work out why IsClosed3D shows some as closed while other apparently closed geometries are shown as not closed. I have worked ...
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Import 3D Analyst Functions With ArcPy

This really seems like I should be able to do this, but I am running into some problems. I want to import 3D Analyst with python, in the same way I import Spatial Analyst, but it returns an error. ...
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DEM: How to convert a mosaic dataset to TIN?

I merged several DEMs together in on single DEM with mosaic dataset. Now I wanted to convert this mosaic dataset in Vector with TIN. But when I use the tool (3D Analyst Tool) Raster to TIN comes an ...
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ArcGlobe not sitting on Globe Surface

I have gone through the process of bringing a SketchUp model into ArcScene utilizing Edit Placement on the 3D Editor window. The model appears to have come in great. However, it is floating slightly ...
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Clear or Disable Cache in ArcObjects Globe Control

Is it possible to clear or disable the cache for individual layers on the AxGlobeControl? If so, how? I would like to be able to do this programatically through ArcObjects.
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How to calculate stream order for vector data without a DEM?

I have a shapefile which contains the streams that were digitized from a satellite Image. I would like to calculate the stream order for this data. The data does not exactly match the DEM that I have, ...
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Extrude Inclined 3D Boreholes

I need to extrude the 3D Borewell data using the inclined angle in ArcScene. I've seen only the options for extruding them in one direction(i.e., perpendicular downwards or upwards). I got point data ...
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Incorporating known GPS/INS data to automatically produce geo-registered 3D models

I am trying to reconstruct a 3D building model from 2D video frames using an open-source Structure-From-Motion(SFM) software (Bundler). The final reconstructed 3D model will be in Cartesian ...
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Assign Z-values of river stream segments

I have used Interpolate shape tool in 3D Analyst (ArcGIS 9.2) in order to obtain Z-values of each segment along the stream lines. As input features I use Riverstream.shp file and as raster surface ...
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How do I cast shadows from 3D Objects in ArcScene?

I would like to cast shadows from my 3D objects in ArcScene onto the surface and other objects. (Much like I can in SketchUp). Is it possible? If so how?
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Problems with Multipatches

I have some polygonal features that have minimum and maximum z values. I'm trying to calculate the difference between a fixed extruded polygons and the sum of extruded related polygons. Here's how ...
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Can I view ArcScene 3D models in a free viewer such as ArcReader or another 3rd party viewer?

I would like to build a complex 3D model in ArcScene, export it and send it to someone else that does not have ArcGIS with 3D Analyst. The idea is to interactively navigate the model during a ...
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Can I create, union and intersect 3D multipatch features using 3D Analyst extension (ArcGIS 10)?

I'm on ArcGIS 10. According to all the documentation I've read, 3D Analyst should be able to do what I am trying to get it to do, but I am running into problem after problem and I'm almost ready to ...
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multipatch features are not visible in 3D ArcGlobe

I have created some 3D features in ROCKWORKS software, which represents lithology data. Then I converted it to 3D shapefile, and then I added it to ArcGlobe as well as ArcScene. It is clearly visible ...
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Adding a polygon in ArcGlobe via GraphicsContainer.AddElement

I'm trying to add some data to an ArcGlobe; however, it's not showing up and I'm wondering what the issue is. I am doing the following IGeometry geometry; Ipolygon polygon = myPolygon; ...
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How do you specify the width of a column that has been extruded from a point in arcscene?

I've extruded a set of points based on a z variable but I want to increase their width so they're easier to see.
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How to make 3D building models from lidar data?

I have Lidar data, ground points and first returns. I have processed it and have ready tiles from which I am trying to build 3D building models. So far I was able to just extrude the buildings in ...
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Extent in ArcGlobe

Does anyone know if it's possible to get an Envelope/Extent in ArcGlobe based upon what's visible on the globe. For instance, I'm looking to be able to zoom in over the state of Pennsylvania and get ...
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Why does the 3D Analyst 2D export renderer create anomalies?

A lot have been improved in the 3D Analyst 10 including the ability to export large scenes as large 2D images. However, some problems still exist one of which is: When I export a scene that contains a ...