ArcScene includes the capacity to animate 3D text added to the scene, through the use of Graphics Layers. I'm able to use this to make text fade in and out as visibility of layers is changed, however I'd like to achieve something similar in ArcMap.
I've got a clunky work around which involves creating new point layers with transparent symbology, labeling them to suit the different layers, and fading those in with the relevant layer. I can't apply the labels to the layers I'm displaying as they are all raster. Is there a more straight forward way to achieve this?
I could do this in ArcScene with a view point set perpendicular to the plane of the data, but I'd rather use ArcMap because it is more stable with the amount of raster data I'm using.