exporting to ArcScene

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08-30-2012 12:36 PM
JoanneO_Brien
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So I've been experimenting with exporting my scene in collada to ArcScene and seem to be running into a problem, when I bring it into ArcScene my buildings become wonky, as shown in the picture below! I think this might have something to do with the elevation layer not being exported to ArcScene with it? Anyway any suggestions on how to fix it?

Thanks!
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MatthiasBuehler1
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hi !

Collada is not a file format which is designed to port geolocated data due to precision limitation. Use kml instead.

Read this thread carefully, it's basically the same problem :

http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/59442-FBX-export-%28models%29-to-3DSMAX


hope this helps ! :)

matt
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JoanneO_Brien
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I had a look at that but I'm a bit confused now about how to bring it into ArcScene. I cannot bring it in directly or using the Import 3D Files (3d Analyst) tool as it doesn't support KML format. The only other thing I could find was the KML to layer converstion but this just brings it in as a line. What am I missing here?
Thanks!
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MatthiasBuehler1
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Hi.

There should be ways to import the kml files properly into ArcGIS. I did this a few times by converting ( as you mention ) to a layer. I am not a ArcGIS PRO at all, so you may try to find the answer on this via Esri Support.

Nevertheless : CE 2012 ( due Sept. 12th ) supports textured MultiPatches, so you can directly export your geo to a GDB as MP.

Ok ?
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