I have extruded building footprints using the height of each building in ArcScene. I have converted them into multi patch using Layer 3D to Feature Class and now i want to apply textures on those buildings in Sketchup. I must first convert the multi patch into collada format but when i use the tool, it doesn't work and is giving me kml even though the tool didnt work. The result is attached below: enter image description here

Any idea?

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  • Ive edited and included the snapshot – Bill Kay Mar 28 '18 at 2:11
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  • Can i give you the data please? – Bill Kay Apr 3 '18 at 2:05
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The tool is working properly for me. You could try to use it within ModelBuilder or with ArcPy. Otherwise, you can still import the kml in Sketchup, apply the textures and export it to a kmz. I found it is easier to import a kmz in a geodatabase as a multipatch (using the tool kml to layer).

  • I dont know how to use model builder, i'm not well versed with ArcMap. So what youre saying is export it as kml from Arc, apply the photos in sketch up and then import in back to arc? – Bill Kay Mar 28 '18 at 2:10
  • Well, the good thing with a kmz is that is it georeferenced and a can be imported in SketchUp. So you can export a kmz using Layer To KML tool, then in SketchUp Import the kmz, do your work in it, save it (it will be a .skp file) and finally export it to a kmz. You can import a kmz by using KML To Layer tool. It will create a multipatch in a geodatabase. You will need to convert to multipatch using Layer 3D to feature Class. – Raskar Kapak Mar 28 '18 at 4:05

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