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?

  • Jakub, did you figure out how to cast shadows in ArcScene? I am trying to do the same thing with Buildings on the ground surface and other buildings. Thank you! - Lucas – user9087 Jul 24 '12 at 17:23
  • Hi Lucas. Not possible with ArcGIS. – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Jul 24 '12 at 18:28

Shading for TINs is a hillshade illumination option on the Layer Properties dialog box, Symbology tab. Shading can be enabled individually for each layer in the ArcScene document.

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Though ArcScene is the not the best 3D Software to work with with 3D rendering.

  • Thanks. I am aware of these controls but they only adjust illumination. I would like to cast shadow from buildings for example onto other buildings and the ground surface. – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Oct 28 '11 at 19:17

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