3D web scene offline

07-02-2013 02:23 PM
New Contributor III
Since ESRI is pushing for the 3D web scene as alternative for sharing 3D models, we need this technology enabled to share 3D models offline, like 3D PDF does.
I welcome this idea which would be new to the ESRI suite. the technology is available and implemented in many other geospatial software and example of which is Leapfrog where 3D models can be exported and viewed by using a free leapfrog viewer. More at this link http://www.leapfrog3d.com/products/Leapfrog-Viewer/downloads. The ESRI solution (if any) should equal performance of the leapfrog tool.

3D webscenes offline - This idea is “under consideration” and at ArcGIS 10.2 with 3D Analyst it is now possible with more to come. You can export ArcScene SXD documents to Esri CityEngine 3WS files and these can be viewed with a local webserver- offline. A simple local webserver can be launched with Pytyon27 as http://localhost:8000 and the browser pointed to the 3ws file.
Export To 3D Web Scene: http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/00q9/00q9000000np000000.htm
Publish a CityEngine Web Scene to ArcGIS online http://cehelp.esri.com/help/topic/com.procedural.cityengine.help/html/manual/export/webscene/publish...

You may need to download the viewer package:

And for examples of CE webscenes, see:

More is planned in coming releases...
great idea. These webscenes are incredible. This will be a big deal, the new webscene viewer is very nice. Hopefully will be further integrated into the regular Arcgis.com viewer. This will help city planners and be used a lot, I think! Great work ESRI !
For clients working with Portal because of Security issues connected to Internet, the ability to publish a webscene from Pro into a Portal-based WebScene (like the current ArcGIS Online web scene viewer) would be ideal. With the choice of using data appliance or our custom basemaps overlayed on top of the globe. Without making calls to: http://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/World_Imagery/MapServer/tile/etc etc etc