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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 presentation.

I've never used ArcReader or ArcGIS publisher before so I have no idea if a complex 3D model can be published and exported.

If not what are my alternatives for viewing the completed model outside if ArcGIS?

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If the model is a multipatch, you could try converting it to Collada using Multipatch To Collada (Conversion). You could then view it in a number of different free software such as Google Earth.

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  • Thanks, that's not going to work because there appears to a bug with the Multipatch to Collada export when exporting complex features and surfaces. Oct 18, 2011 at 18:14
  • Now I remember that question... did you contact ESRI support about it? Any luck with FME/Data Interop?
    – blah238
    Oct 18, 2011 at 18:17
  • Did not report this one. I've contacted ESRI before and got a few bugs confirmed but it takes time commitment to report and discuss and its usually a long time before they resolve and implement fixes if ever. Unfortunately, time is not what I have so I try to find workarounds to move on. Oct 18, 2011 at 18:44
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You can open the data into ArcGlobe and from there export to ArcReader format, open in ArcReader and you have your 3D display.

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