A 3D geovisualization software package by ESRI

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Ways to visualize multiple large LIDAR tiles?

I want to load approximately 10 large LIDAR tiles for analysis. I have tried using ArcScene but it appears there is a limit on how much data ArcScene can handle at one time. Each tile is 65-90MB in ...
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Looking for a free program for 3D visualization

Looking for a free program or web software for 3D visualization. I'd like to have an ArcScene like abilities. No editing needed, just need to see the data in a 3D format. It'd be really helpful for ...
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How to properly Drape vectors over a DEM?

I have a DEM of my study area, and the streams in it. Whenever I add both to ArcScene, and drape the vectors over the DEM, some of the vectors disappear from over the surface, and are visible under ...
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Is it possible to use a Multipatch to implement IFeatureRenderer.Draw in a custom renderer

I have a custom renderer which need to render modified geometry. The input features are all coming in via the IFeatureCursor as polygon elements. (This is similar to this example, though I'm not ...
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Export a Sketchup Model to ArcGIS's Multipatch?

I have a very large model made in Google Sketchup v 7.1. I would like to export this to a Multipatch featureclass, so that I can view it in ArcScene, with other 3D data. I have tried several things, ...
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How to make 3D building models from lidar data in ArcGIS?

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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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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ArcScene: creating 3D polygon features from a DEM

I have a DEM with a lot of topographic variance and a separate layer of polygon features (w/o Z values)throughout. When I use 3D Analyst to convert features(polygon) to 3D, only a portion of the ...
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Problem Visualizing 3D Terrain Model - USGS DEM

I recently downloaded a GeoTIFF 1 arc second from the USGS National Map Viewer. I added the raster to ArcScene and attempted to visualize the data in 3D. I set the Base Height to Floating on a ...
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Use existing property pages with new IFeatureRenderer

I am trying to override the drawing of a feature within a custom plugin data source. I believe this entails making a custom IFeatureRenderer. However, the "renderer" I'd like to design would be 99% ...
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How to easily label point values in ArcScene?

I would like to be able to quickly label point values in my scene. I am aware of the fact that there is no out-of-the-box solution to label features in ArcScene similar to the one in ArcMap. (No ...
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Create shadow of building in ArcScene

I want to create shadow of a building at different time in ArcScene but I am a beginner of using ArcScene so I am not familiar with this. I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 version. I tried to use "sun shadow ...
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Display a NetCDF file in 3D

Does anyone know how to display a netCDF in a 3D Scene Map in ArcGIS 10.2? something like the pretty 3d graphics at the UC I've got hundreds of thousands of points/cells with values for a stretch of ...
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What are limits on ArcScene and TINs from LiDAR?

I am trying to load anywhere from 5 to 10 LiDAR TINS into ArcScene. I am using ArcGIS Desktop Evaluation (student) 9.3.1. I just built a new computer with a AMD Phenom II X6 1090T six core processor, ...
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Selecting Features located in extruded surface using ArcScene?

I have a set of total station points that have elevation values for different soil Horizons across a 40x10 meter piece of land. I have created a TIN surface for each Soil Horizon and then used the ...
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How to correctly display trees in ArcScene?

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 ...
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3D Building Generator Tool

I am using ArcGIS desktop 10 and I would like to change a 2D polygon into 3D building. Does anyone have any idea from where I can download the 3D building generator tool for ArcGIS Desktop? I read ...
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Visualizing 3D full/solid body (like 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 look ...
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Split single line based on the 3D length

so I have a transect line which I already add the z value using the Interpolate Shape. I need to split this line into 100m in 3D length, which due to elevation must be different than 2D. However the ...
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How to export 2D vector graphic from ArcScene to Illustrator?

I need to know how to export 2d vector graphic from ArcScene so I can edit it with Adobe Illustrator. I've tried changing the options when I export 2D scene as AI file or PDF file, but they always ...
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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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Both-sided transparency in ArcScene for extruded features

I'd like to extrude my polylines and make them transparent, but from both sides. As you can see below, the transparency works only on one side. I think it's something with the side-orientation. I can ...
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Determining if DEM has z values?

How do I know if the DEM contains z-values? I am looking at the DEM's layer properties and it does not mention the z values. I then add it to ArcScene and tried to find it without success. It ...
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How to label an axis in ArcScene?

Can anyone help me label z layers (years in my case) along z-axis shown in image please? Year labels appear now on this image is just my texting on the screenshot just to show what I am wishing to ...
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How to create 3D water depth with ArcScene?

I was trying to visualize flood depth in 3D using ArcScene. What I had for this purposes are: high-resolution DTM of the valley orthophoto and Raster with flood depth information. I have draped ...
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Create an animation that rotates around an central axis

I am looking to create an animation of a 3D model. I want the model to be the central object in the animation, so rotating around the model, always looking at the model. I am wondering what is the ...
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Export SRTM30 Dem file as 3d

i have downloaded some SRTM Dem files here: http://dds.cr.usgs.gov/srtm/version2_1/SRTM30//srtm30 They are from the USGS site. I would like to export them as 3d. I have ran through a few ...
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Looking for more realistic 3D terrain renderer than ESRI Arcscene

I am looking for simple suggestions of software packages that go beyond what ESRI ArcScene can offer. I want to create 3D terrain visualisations, particularly of orthophotos draped over high quality ...
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Calculation of surface of external walls of buildings from a cadastral footprint shapefile

I need to calculate the surface (m2) of external walls of all the buildings in a town. By external walls I mean all the walls of a building or parts of a wall which are not in contact with another ...
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TIFF, Grid, FGDB Grid, etc. - what performs better in ArcScene animation?

I am creating a flyover animation in ArcScene and I would like my surface raster to be rendered in full resolution (an exported function raster dataset - a blend of shaded relief and high resolution ...
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Extrude between wrong on the edge, ArcScene

I'm trying to extrude between two Tins which are equally shaped. However if Extrude Between those tins using input feature created by minimal_bounding from one of them I get a strange error that two ...
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Displaying z-values in arcscene

Probably there is a very simple solution to my problem - I just can't find one! I have a point shapefile with x, y and z data - I can display it in arcscene but it is flat - the z data isn't being ...
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How to solve the problem when buildings are extruded without roof?

I tried to extrude buildings in ArcScene with Extrusion function in Layer Properties. But most of the buildings seem like only their walls are extruded. Instead of solid blocks, they appear like no ...
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Problem refreshing GroupLayers in ArcScene (ArcObjects 10 .NET SDK)

The functionality I am seeking is to add a FeatureLayer (containing some data from a file selected for import) inside of a GroupLayer collecting all of the data from that particular source. The logic ...
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Can I intersect (slice) a multipatch geometry and obtain the perimeter line of the intersection as a result?

Can I intersect (slice) a multipatch geometry with a vertical polygon (or an extruded line) to obtain the perimeter line of the intersection? (or better yet a polygon) I am creating fairly complex ...
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Arc Scene vs Sketch up

I am very familiar with Arc Map but have not really used Arc Scene. (I'm on 9.4) I am wanting to create an house model for remodeling and am wondering if it would be easier in Arc Scene or Google ...
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Adding layer in ArcScene using ArcPy?

import arcpy mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") df = arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames(mxd, "*")[0] addLayer = arcpy.mapping.Layer(r"F:\project\Final\Ground floor\steps.lyr") ...
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Displaying ArcScene animation (*.asa) in Powerpoint?

I just used ArcScene to make an animation clip, whose format is .asa. Is there a way for me to put it into PowerPoint for the sake of presentation?
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2D polygons with height attribute to 3D features for ArcGIS Online

I have a 2D shapefile made of many polygons representing buildings. Each polygon has a height attribute. The goal is to get these into ArcGIS Online's "Scene" feature, showing extruded buildings, ...
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Visualizing Tunnel mapping with ArcGIS

I have a cluod point of a tunnel from indoor laser scanner. Are ther any features to create nice 3d simulation / visualisation / animation of it that will includ grid at surface like in the attached ...
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Multipatch footprint of Sun Shadow Volume in ArcScene (removal of below ground shadows)

I am new to using ArcScene and encountered a problem in my analysis. I want to calculate shadows in the city center of Utrecht on different times and days. Subsequently I want to transform these ...
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ArcGIS, How do I get smoother contours?

I am trying to get nice smooth contours using ArcGIS. I have already smoothed out the DEM using focal statistics, simplified and smoothed the contours. The current result looks like this, which is way ...
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Landform design/3D in ArcMap 10.2

Im a self taught ArcMap user working in a small business, so no one to bounce problems off. My aim is this: I would like to be overlay different surfaces, manipulate them, and display them. The ...
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Why isn't View>View Settings working in ArcGIS 10 ArcScene?

I am running ArcGIS 10 desktop verison with the 3d Analyst extension to view DEMs in ArcScene. I want to view the DEM from a specific xyz location, which should be achievable using the View Settings ...
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Making a subsurface TIN model

I had been very glad if any of you have time to help me. I am a student and currently writing a thesis. In this paper I will create a 3D model of a glacier, where I will show the internal structures ...
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How to display data at diffrent depths in ArcScene

I am looking for a way to display data at different depths in ArcScene. I have a bathymetry layer which displays fine, and I want to overlay oil platforms in 3D over the bathymetry to show where ...
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Applying base heights to raster is giving me different results

I have applied the DEM's base heights to both the raster image, the raster DEM, and a vector file. The DEM and vector file match up but the satellite image does not match up at all. Any suggestions ...
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Visualize PostGIS 3D line geometry [closed]

I have PostGIS table with 2 geometries ( "GEOMETRY(MULTILINESTRINGZ)" and "GEOMETRY(LINESTRINGZ)" ). There are lines made just from 2 points - XY are WGS and both of them have random elevation Z (I ...
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No texture after Importing .dae COLLADA to ArcScene?

I'm attempting to export a .dae collada file from Photoscan to ArcScene 10.1. I've followed instructions from a couple of sources, created the file geodatabase, imported the file as a multipoint ...
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ArcScene Export to 3D Webscene polygon issue?

I have been putting together a 3D basemap for our campus, Washington State University, and have been trying to share my model using the export to 3d web scene arcToolbox tool. For the most part is ...