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An extension to ArcGIS that allows for the creation, visualization, and analysis of three-dimensional data.

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Getting started with ArcScene?

I have been using ArcGIS for some time and am playing around with arcscene for the first time. I am having trouble getting started. When I add a DEM to a blank project it renders as a uniform grey, ...
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3D-analyst: Interpolate line problem

Nothing happens when I double click to finish the line. I have on the 3D analyst extension and have chosen the right DEM. What is wrong and how do I fix it?
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Creating TIN using cross sections?

I need to create a TIN using available cross sections, which I already have. I can use Create TIN, but the issue is that it would interpolate across to a nearby cross section which could be from ...
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Add points (proximity) ArcGIS [closed]

I have a punctual shapefile of wind turbines. The task is to discover if those wind turbines are visible to the human eye. The human eye can see a maximum of 1.6 meters. Which tool can create or add ...
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Interpolate Line Tool giving different results?

I have been using 'Interpolate Line' Tool in the 3D Analyst tool pack to create a profile graph so I can analyze interpolated results gathered from an IDW created surface. However, when I use the tool ...
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Calculate Geometry and Polygon Volume Tool Surface Area Calculations Do Not Match

I have a polygon that represent a basin. The top of the basin is at 119 ft in elevation and the bottom of the basin is at 93 feet in elevation. I have created a TIN that represents this. I have ...
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Why did N letter of north arrow disappear during 2D export of image in ArcScene?

In ArcScene I add an arrow to the model. But when I export 2d, the arrow remained but the N letter on it lost. How to fix it?
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Inserting scale bar in ArcScene?

In layout view of ArcMap it is easy to add a scale bar. In ArcScene there is no layout view and no insert a scale bar tab. How do I add a scale bar in ArcScene?
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Providing multiple inputs to Create TIN tool in ArcPy?

The documentation has a field where you can list the name of your shape, the field, and other variables, but does not give examples of multiple features. The standalone tool supports multiple features....
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Surface and Volume from TIN read through text file?

I am trying to create a script that will iterate through a list of elevations in a text file and calculate surface and volume using the 3D analyst surface volume tool. I have success for the first ...
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Getting 3D polygon to reach next isoline using ArcScene 10.5

I have a flood innundation polygon and the DEM used to generate it. I've added the Z coordinates for the innundation shapefile from the DEM, but I need to get it to reach the next isoline which ...
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ArcScene extrusion not working as expected on scaled values?

I have a raster file that I vectorised to a shapefile, and projected to the British National Grid coordinate reference system. I want to extrude the points which has values from 43 - 80. If I ...
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Exporting 3D scenes in ArcScene?

I encountered the problem while exporting scene into 3D in ArcScene. All other shapefiles work fine and are exported to 3d format, but the files involving "circle" as the construction tool makes ...
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ModelBuilder Create Tin gives ERROR 000800?

I'm building a model that iterates through several feature classes. Part of the process is creating a TIN from polylines. When I run the model inside the editor it executes correctly without a ...
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Add z value from point layer to vertexes on polyline layer

I'm trying to get my z values from my 3d point layer over to my vertex' on a 3d polyline layer, so I can have lines with slopes in 3d. I've first done a spatial location by intersect to filter out ...
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Creating virtual dam using ArcMap and 3D Analyst?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.4 to work on a dam project. I have created a TIN with level curves (5 meters). Level curves have a Z attributes so it's easy to create TIN I have created polygons for ...
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Viewshed Analysis adjust for treetop/building roof classifying as visible

I need to depict the areas that a landfill will be visible within a 3-mile radius at the current height. After pouring over the ARC Visibility toolset page, my thought is that the Viewshed tool is ...
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Extract Layers form .slpk File

I have been given an .slpk file generated by Drone2Map. I can import the .slpk file into ArcGIS Pro but I'm unable to edit the 3D layers in the package. I have not been able to find a way to extract ...
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Importing georeferenced 3D objects (Collada DAE) into ArcScene?

I need to import 3D objects created with Agisoft Photoscan into ArcGis Desktop 10.4.1 (specifically ArcScene). I know how to use the "Import 3D" function to import Collada files as Multipatch files in ...
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Line of Sight Analysis using Points and DEM

I have a DEM and a point feature class with the elevation value from the DEM as an attribute plus with x number of feet added to it representing a tower location. I would like to do a line of sight ...
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Complex 3D/elevation profiles in ArcMap 10.6

I'm looking to create a more informative 3D Profile than appears possible with vanilla Arc tools. Honestly I'm kinda surprised that this doesn't exist, maybe I'm searching the wrong terms. Situation: ...
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Photorealistic texturing in Building footprints using Ortho rectified satellite image

Is there any way of photorealistic texturing of 2D Building footprints with height field/3D building/Multipatch using ortho-rectified high resolution satellite image (Building Footprints Created from ...
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Computing volume of pits with a variable surface edge in a DEM? Multiple TINS per surface? [closed]

I have a DEM of the seafloor. The grid is highly variable, with scour pits throughout the lower right quadrant. I want to compute volume for these pits. It seems all the standard tools such as Cut/...
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Generating TIN from features in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am changing surface in some parts of area I use for project. To do that I draw polygons and add elevation to vertices using "Interpolate shape". Then I create TIN for edited parts of terrain. Next, ...
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Export 3D model as one object

I'm trying to export around 2000 simple block buildings from ArcScene 10.3. I've converted to feature class and then 'Multipatch to Collada' but have run into a problem. Each building is saved as a ...
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Extruding buildings from OS MasterMap data

I've downloaded OS MasterMap with the intention of extruding buildings to their respective heights. I wrongly assumed that I would receive shapefiles of the buildings which I'd then extrude using the ...
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Image not draping over DEM in ArcScene?

I saw Images not draping onto DEM in ArcScene? but it is different from my issue. I have an image with projection: NAD_1983_StatePlane_Oregon_North_FIPS_3601_Feet. I have a DEM and set the base ...
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Making loop over shapefile attribute using ArcPy?

I have a polyline shapefile. The shapefile has a field called "NAME" I would like to make a loop over each line (A,B,C,D,...). This is the python code for only first line named "A" profileLine = ...
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Creating Flyby from path with ArcScene?

I'm currently trying to create an animation with ArcScene along a given path. When I follow the Esri procedure Moving the camera or view along a path, I do not get the expected results. I end up with ...
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SurfaceVolume 3D Unit

In ArcMap 10.3 I calculated the volume of a valley below a sepcified height. Therefore I try to figure out in what unit the volume is calculated in the SurfaceVolume-Tool. I like to know, if the ...
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Add building height as obstructions to viewshed analysis in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have LAS data. I have made a DEM from the LAS points. I have a Z-enabled polygon feature representing building footprints. Somehow I need to incorporate the height of the buildings into my DEM so ...
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Unwanted artefacts working with Raster analysis

I am trying to make a simple slope map from a DEM (tif). I already tried with the different slope-tools in QGIS (GDAL, SAGA, GRASS) and also the 3D Analyst in ArcMap. Boths bring the same result: a ...
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Get a raster domain as a shapefile without considering zeros (from all bands)?

I have a raster file, and I want to check how much of my area is covered by the raster image - for this task I have generated RasterDomains, but it's considering the values (Zeros from all bands) for ...
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Interpolate line and profile graph error, not sure how to fix

I am using the "Interpolate Line" tool in 3D Analyst to create a profile using "Profile Graph". However, I get two error windows: 1. Unable to create temporary shapefile 2. To create a ...
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ArcScene Extrusion Is not proportioned correctly?

I am new to ArcScene so I have no idea what I am doing. In ArcGIS Desktop I have a buildings layer that I would like to make into 3D. I created a field in ArcGIS Desktop with the building heights ...
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Slow rendering of 25 MB raster in ArcScene

I am loading one raster layer that is 25 MB in size. It is a 1926x2042 1m DEM. I need to render it at a cell size of one for optimal display of the layer. When I open a saved .mxd with the only the ...
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Using a base layer from ESRI and converting to a regular layer and “cropping it” also using it for arcScene

How do I modify a baselayer from Esri? I found a great one for my region (much better resolution than the one I was given) but it is way too big and I want to cut out the ocean part of the raster ...
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Creating OFFSETA field for viewshed analysis in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to create a viewshed where the observer point is a person standing. I have the point feature but it didn't come with an OFFSETA field, which I know is how you set the observer height. How ...
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Covert Multipatches to Shapefile and back to Multipatch

I'm working with ArcMap 10.3.1. I want to convert a CAD-Drawing including Multipatches to Shapefiles and reconvert them. After reconverting there are hundreds of circles. This Problem is a result of ...
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The shapefiles of two different contours overlap with each other

I tried to create two contour lines with a relatively small difference (0.5meter) on a DEM dataset. For example, I created an 8-meter contour(the red one) and then created an 8.5-meter(the blue one) ...
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ArcGIS Desktop 10.5 - Create Line of Sight not showing intermediate points

I'm new to ArcGIS and in a college course. I am trying to perform a Line of Sight analysis on a DEM raster, but it's only showing the endpoints, not the intermediate line with the visibility ...
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Getting elevation profile graphs along parallel interpolate lines using ArcGIS 3D Analyst? [closed]

I'm new to ArcGIS. I have used "Interpolate Line" tool in the 3D Analyst Toolbox to get an elevation profile graph. How can I create several parallel interpolate lines, maybe with specific distance ...
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Clipping terrain in ArcMap?

Is there a way to clip a terrain in ArcMap, or make sure it doesn't exceed a certain geographical extent area in the first place? After creating my terrain from a multipoint file it looks like this: ...
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Multi patch to Collada - 3D Buildings

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 ...
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Displaying Height of Multipatch (ArcScene)

I have converted a polygon shapefile of a forest to a multipatch, and now would like to have the multipatch appear 25m tall. I've added a column 'Height' to the attribute table with the number 25 in ...
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Displaying NorthArrow on ArcObjects axSceneControl?

I have standalone application (ArcObjects C# 10.3) uses axSceneControl. How to display on the scene NorthArrow or Directional Arrow or something like that? I found an example for NorthArrow http://...
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Cannot add ArcGIS ModelBuilder output to table of contents

I've made a model that creates some points with Z value and a buffer, which I then do a 3D analyst IDW on, and a Cut Fill analysis. The model input is a line along with af DEM/Raster, and some names ...
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Locating outliers in LAS Dataset with ArcGIS?

According to the statistics and symbology of my LASD I have outliers. See below: How can I locate them in ArcGIS 10.x and do further analysis with them? I cannot query the dataset or select point? So ...
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Kriging with uncertain observational data

I'm currently trying to use ArcMap 10.5.1 for this analysis: Thus far, I have taken particulate matter trend estimates at monitoring sites across the U.S. and used Simple (Normal Score - due to ...
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Removing triangles that fall into the concave but exterior part of polygons in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have created a TIN for all the polygons in a block and then converted it to a feature layer in order to be able to delete the triangles that fall in the polygons. Now I want to remove triangles that ...