Align river to terrain

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09-22-2014 03:44 AM
IonutAlixandroae
Occasional Contributor

Hello,

I have a problem regarding aligning a river to a terrain. For example: in west the terrain is lower than in the east and I`m having problem with the alignment of the river. Even if I use the optiune "Align shape to terrain", the river can not bend it`s polygonal form to the terrain elevation. I would like to use an option similar to "base heights" from ArcScene.

I have attached some prints.( The selected shape is the river and the terrain has a clipped ortophoto texture).

Any suggestions??

Thanks !!

Print1.jpgPrint2.jpg

Print3.jpg

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MatthiasBuehler
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Hey,

What options are you using in 'align shapes to terrain' ?
Did you use 'project' instead of 'translate' ? (Cos translate will not work ..)

Let me know.

Matt

Matthias Buehler

Head of 3D Technologies

twitter: @MattB3D

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IonutAlixandroae
Occasional Contributor

To be honest I aligned it manually. What align function should I use ?

Thanks !

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MatthiasBuehler
Regular Contributor

Well, the tool 'align shapes to terrain' has an options pulldown...

If you missed it, check the docs .. ;)

Ok ?

Matthias Buehler

Head of 3D Technologies

twitter: @MattB3D

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Garsdale Design Limited

matthias.buehler@garsdaledesign.co.uk

www.garsdaledesign.co.uk

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IonutAlixandroae
Occasional Contributor

I saw, there are 6 of them and I tried them all but none of the option align my river correctly

Thanks !

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MatthiasBuehler
Regular Contributor

ok ..

what specific alignment do you need ?

can you create a schema ?

Matthias Buehler

Head of 3D Technologies

twitter: @MattB3D

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Garsdale Design Limited
matthias.buehler@garsdaledesign.co.uk

www.garsdaledesign.co.uk

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IonutAlixandroae
Occasional Contributor

I would like an alignment that would make my river same as terrain (elevation speaking- similar to float on DEM  from ArcScene). To appear like the river floats on terrain and take it`s elevation.... I hope you understand me....

Check the pictures attached up to see, different elevation in different parts of terrain and I cannot make the river align the shape/elevation of terrain,,,

Thanks !

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