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Ways to visualize multiple large LiDAR tiles?

I want to load approximately 10 large LiDAR tiles for analysis. I have tried using ArcScene but it appears there is a limit on how much data ArcScene can handle at one time. Each tile is 65-90MB in ...
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Looking for a free program for 3D visualization

Looking for a free program or web software for 3D visualization. I'd like to have an ArcScene like abilities. No editing needed, just need to see the data in a 3D format. It'd be really helpful for ...
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How to properly Drape vectors over a DEM?

I have a DEM of my study area, and the streams in it. Whenever I add both to ArcScene, and drape the vectors over the DEM, some of the vectors disappear from over the surface, and are visible under ...
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Is it possible to use a Multipatch to implement IFeatureRenderer.Draw in a custom renderer

I have a custom renderer which need to render modified geometry. The input features are all coming in via the IFeatureCursor as polygon elements. (This is similar to this example, though I'm not ...
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Export a Sketchup Model to ArcGIS's Multipatch?

I have a very large model made in Google Sketchup v 7.1. I would like to export this to a Multipatch featureclass, so that I can view it in ArcScene, with other 3D data. I have tried several things, ...
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How to make 3D building models from lidar data in ArcGIS?

I have Lidar data, ground points and first returns. I have processed it and have ready tiles from which I am trying to build 3D building models. So far I was able to just extrude the buildings in ...
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Inserting "basemap" into ArcScene?

I want to model a 3D scene, showing layers floating above a flat map. Currently, I am able to show the floating layers, but I cannot add the bottommost map layer. I just want to add a "basemap", like ...
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Both-sided transparency in ArcScene for extruded features

I'd like to extrude my polylines and make them transparent, but from both sides. As you can see below, the transparency works only on one side. I think it's something with the side-orientation. I can ...
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ArcScene: creating 3D polygon features from a DEM

I have a DEM with a lot of topographic variance and a separate layer of polygon features (w/o Z values)throughout. When I use 3D Analyst to convert features(polygon) to 3D, only a portion of the ...
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Problem Visualizing 3D Terrain Model - USGS DEM

I recently downloaded a GeoTIFF 1 arc second from the USGS National Map Viewer. I added the raster to ArcScene and attempted to visualize the data in 3D. I set the Base Height to Floating on a ...
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Use existing property pages with new IFeatureRenderer

I am trying to override the drawing of a feature within a custom plugin data source. I believe this entails making a custom IFeatureRenderer. However, the "renderer" I'd like to design would be 99% ...
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Looking for more realistic 3D terrain renderer than ESRI Arcscene

I am looking for simple suggestions of software packages that go beyond what ESRI ArcScene can offer. I want to create 3D terrain visualisations, particularly of orthophotos draped over high quality ...
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2D export renderer creating anomalies using ArcScene

A lot have been improved in the 3D Analyst 10 including the ability to export large scenes as large 2D images. However, some problems still exist one of which is: When I export a scene that contains a ...
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How to easily label point values in ArcScene?

I would like to be able to quickly label point values in my scene. I am aware of the fact that there is no out-of-the-box solution to label features in ArcScene similar to the one in ArcMap. (No ...
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Splitting single line based on 3D length?

I have a transect line to which I have already added the z value using the Interpolate Shape tool. I need to split this line into 100m in 3D length, which due to elevation must be different than 2D. ...
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Extruding at angle in ArcScene?

Is it possible to extrude an an angle other than vertical in ArcScene? I am trying to visually display some mine adits that cut between two layers at an angle of 30 degrees.
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Create shadow of building in ArcScene

I want to create shadow of a building at different time in ArcScene but I am a beginner of using ArcScene so I am not familiar with this. I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 version. I tried to use "sun shadow ...
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Display a NetCDF file in 3D

Does anyone know how to display a netCDF in a 3D Scene Map in ArcGIS 10.2? something like the pretty 3d graphics at the UC I've got hundreds of thousands of points/cells with values for a stretch of ...
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Exporting 2D vector graphic from ArcScene to Illustrator

How can I export 2d vector graphic from ArcScene so I can edit it with Adobe Illustrator? I've tried changing the options when I export 2D scene as AI file or PDF file, but they always remain as a ...
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What are limits on ArcScene and TINs from LiDAR?

I am trying to load anywhere from 5 to 10 LiDAR TINS into ArcScene. I am using ArcGIS Desktop Evaluation (student) 9.3.1. I just built a new computer with a AMD Phenom II X6 1090T six core processor, ...
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Labelling an axis in ArcScene?

Can anyone help me label z layers (years in my case) along z-axis shown in image please? The Year labels that appear now on this image is just my text added onto the screenshot just to show what I am ...
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Selecting Features located in extruded surface using ArcScene?

I have a set of total station points that have elevation values for different soil Horizons across a 40x10 meter piece of land. I have created a TIN surface for each Soil Horizon and then used the "...
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How to correctly display trees in ArcScene?

The first image is a screenshot of the view in ArcScene. I am trying to export this scene to a tif or jpg. The scene is composed of the following layers: A raster Three polygon layers displayed as ...
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Using "texture" image from Drone2Map for ArcGIS?

ESRI's Drone2Map beta produces various outputs; LAS, dem, hillshade, orthomosiac, etc. One of these is "Texture.jpg" file. This image is not projected but it looks like as if I should be able to ...
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3D Building Generator Tool

I am using ArcGIS desktop 10 and I would like to change a 2D polygon into 3D building. Does anyone have any idea from where I can download the 3D building generator tool for ArcGIS Desktop? I read ...
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Adjusting heights within DEM raster for visualisation?

Problem I have a bathymetry DEM which I want to display in 3D (ArcScene or Fledermaus). The data set is one single raster but looks like it is a mosaic of several smaller datasets. The problem is ...
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Visualizing 3D full/solid body (like full layer) in ArcScene?

I am trying to present layer and simulated layer (how it decreased in a year, for example) in ArcScene, but showing two layers one on each other with a slight difference (like max 30 cm) does not look ...
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Can I view ArcScene 3D models in a free viewer such as ArcReader or another 3rd party viewer?

I would like to build a complex 3D model in ArcScene, export it and send it to someone else that does not have ArcGIS with 3D Analyst. The idea is to interactively navigate the model during a ...
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3D Polygons from list

So I have a list like this: list = [[[-3, -2, 2], [3, -2, 2], [3, 2, 2], [-3, 2, 2]], [[3, -2, -2], [-3, -2, -2], [-3, 2, -2], [3, 2, -2]], [[-3, -2, 2], [-3, 2, 2], [-3, 2, -2], [-3, -2, -2]], [[-3, ...
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How to horizontally move polygon on top of the TIN or DEM?

I am wondering if there is any effective method to shifting the polygon (to right hand side) to above the ridge in ArcScene? It shifts around 60 meters which make my analysis inaccurate. Do you know ...
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Get distance between multipatch features in ArcGIS

I've created 2 multipatch feature classes in ArcGIS, which represent the outer wall of two pipe systems. Now I want to check the smallest 3D distance between all features in the 2 feature classes. I ...
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Can I intersect (slice) a multipatch geometry and obtain the perimeter line of the intersection as a result?

Can I intersect (slice) a multipatch geometry with a vertical polygon (or an extruded line) to obtain the perimeter line of the intersection? (or better yet a polygon) I am creating fairly complex ...
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Why is my DEM in ArcScene flat, not 3D?

I am working with Digital Elevation Models in format TIFF 2km * 2km. As far as I know DEMs should have a 3d function but in my case the DEMs are flat. They only look 3d because of the hill shading. ...
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Exporting 3D map from ArcGIS Pro?

When I use ArcScene 10.4 I can easily export 3D maps (VRML in *.wrl) which I then convert in FME to a *.prc file that can be imported in Adobe Acrobat PDF files (to create interactive 3D maps, readers ...
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Determining if DEM has z values?

How do I know if the DEM contains z-values? I am looking at the DEM's layer properties and it does not mention the z values. I then add it to ArcScene and tried to find it without success. It ...
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How to create 3D water depth with ArcScene?

I was trying to visualize flood depth in 3D using ArcScene. What I had for this purposes are: high-resolution DTM of the valley orthophoto and Raster with flood depth information. I have draped the ...
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Create an animation that rotates around an central axis

I am looking to create an animation of a 3D model. I want the model to be the central object in the animation, so rotating around the model, always looking at the model. I am wondering what is the ...
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Export SRTM30 Dem file as 3d

I have downloaded some SRTM Dem files here: http://dds.cr.usgs.gov/srtm/version2_1/SRTM30//srtm30 They are from the USGS site. I would like to export them as 3d. I have ran through a few tutorials ...
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Assigning elevation to reclassified raster in ArcScene or ArcMap

How it it possible to make a 3D view of reclassifed raster map in ArcScene or ArcMap? I have identified a potenial avalanche area using DEM in ArcMap and now I want to have this map in a 3D view in ...
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Calculation of surface of external walls of buildings from a cadastral footprint shapefile

I need to calculate the surface (m2) of external walls of all the buildings in a town. By external walls I mean all the walls of a building or parts of a wall which are not in contact with another ...
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No texture after Importing .dae COLLADA to ArcScene?

I'm attempting to export a .dae collada file from Photoscan to ArcScene 10.1. I've followed instructions from a couple of sources, created the file geodatabase, imported the file as a multipoint ...
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TIFF, Grid, FGDB Grid, etc. - what performs better in ArcScene animation?

I am creating a flyover animation in ArcScene and I would like my surface raster to be rendered in full resolution (an exported function raster dataset - a blend of shaded relief and high resolution ...
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Displaying Kriging Interpolation 3D in ArcScene?

I am trying to display my kriging.tiff interpolation raster in 3d within ArcScene. The reason to do this would be to visually see where the high values and low values are for my analysis. This would ...
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Cracks between ortho images when floating on 3D surface - ArcScene

I am trying to create a seamless 3D visualisation in ArcScene 10.1. I have a TIN surface created from 1m contour lines. I have 4 tiles of ortho imagery I would like to drape over the surface. So far I ...
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Extrude Between wrong on the edge using ArcScene [closed]

I'm trying to extrude between two Tins which are equally shaped. However if Extrude Between those tins using input feature created by minimal_bounding from one of them I get a strange error that two ...
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Displaying z-values in arcscene

Probably there is a very simple solution to my problem - I just can't find one! I have a point shapefile with x, y and z data - I can display it in arcscene but it is flat - the z data isn't being ...
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How to solve the problem when buildings are extruded without roof?

I tried to extrude buildings in ArcScene with Extrusion function in Layer Properties. But most of the buildings seem like only their walls are extruded. Instead of solid blocks, they appear like no ...
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Problem refreshing GroupLayers in ArcScene (ArcObjects 10 .NET SDK)

The functionality I am seeking is to add a FeatureLayer (containing some data from a file selected for import) inside of a GroupLayer collecting all of the data from that particular source. The logic ...
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Layer 3D to Feature Class Empty Output

I'm trying to build 3D buildings from 2D footprints. I extrude by the building heights, and input the surface by editing the properties. From here I use the Layer 3D to Feature Class tool to convert ...
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ArcScene vs Sketch up

I am familiar with ArcMap but I have had not really used ArcScene. (I'm on 9.4) I am want to create a house model to remodel and I am wondering if it would be easier to do in ArcScene or Google ...
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