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, sitting on one of the default 3D base map terrains.
Things I have tried that were very close to working properly:
Inserting the 2D shapefile into ArcScene, extruding by height in the Properties, using the 3D Analyst "Layer 3D to Feature Class" to save as a shapefile, zipping up the file, importing into ArcGIS Online, adding to my ArcGIS Online scene, and configuring the layer to sit on the terrain.
Buildings appear to be triangles with a height value. I tried the same method again to see if it was just a fluke, and the triangles were in a different configuration the second time around.
Inserting the 2D shapefile into ArcMap, using the 3D Analyst's "Feature to 3D by Attribute" tool, selecting the height attribute as the height field, it saves as a shapefile, zipping up the file, adding to my ArcGIS Online content, adding the content to my scene, and configuring the layer to sit on the terrain.
Much better, the buildings look right - they appear to have accurate roofs and footprints - but there are no walls. I tried again with the same method in ArcScene and it did the same thing - roofs and footprints, but no walls.
How do I turn my 2D polygons with a height attribute into 3D features (you know, boxes) that I can put into an ArcGIS Online scene?
I can't use the simple extrusion feature in ArcGIS Online's extrusion property in the "Configure Layer" section of the scene, because all of the polygons are different heights.
I have access to ArcMap, ArcScene, ArcGlobe, City Engine, ArcGIS Online, and probably lots of other things. We have 3D Analyst and most other extensions.
I don't understand coding much at all so can you give me steps to accomplish this, or things to try?