I succesfully rendered 3D View of Vienna city centre as shown in this tutorial by underdark . I download trees point data in GeoJSON from OSM using Overpass API. Now I want to render the points as spheres that are elevated above the surface. However, I cannot find where in QGIS 3D Renderer settings can I define the height of the sphere. See screenshot provided.

I looked thru GIS Stack Exchange, Lutra Consulting webpage, Twitter feeds and other tutorials but I cannot find any answer. Anyone knows how to elevate the sphrere about ground?QGIS 3.0 screenshot

  • In your 3D Map, there's three icons. If you click the right-most ("Configure"), you can set the elevation of your spheres (if you have an elevation raster) or set the vertical scale.
    – Joseph
    Commented Mar 8, 2018 at 11:14
  • @Joseph: "Configure" in the 3D View only works with raster data. As I said the trees are vector points from OSM. Buildings (with height and extrusion) are set up in the Styling Dock --> 3D Renderer. I would expect it to be in the same place for points.
    – Yanic
    Commented Mar 8, 2018 at 15:34
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    Anyone else have an idea? I am also having the same issues. Basically just want to view a point cloud in 3d using the height attributes. The 3D viewer only appears to support rasters....
    – Alexander
    Commented Apr 6, 2018 at 15:05

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You could change the translation in Y to make the sphere float. The maximum value is 99.99 though.

  • The idea you suggested makes no difference for solving this issue.
    – Yanic
    Commented Apr 10, 2018 at 10:02

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