ArcGIS Urban Symbology

09-27-2021 08:17 AM
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Hello! I am working in Urban and trying to make the model look "prettier" and I can't find a way to make the symbology customizable and realistic like it is in City Engine. I understand that I can edit the textures of multipatches in Pro, but I was wondering if there is a way, or plans to make a way, to create more realistic symbology in urban without using city engine. 


Thank you!

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Hi @LondonChadwick 

Thanks for your question. Is it correct that by "model" you are referring to the existing buildings 3D layer? 

In Urban, you currently can add two types of building layers:

  1. For schematic visualization: Urban always shows these buildings in white.
  2. For imagery visualization: Urban shows these buildings the way they are defined in the scene layer. This can be used to add mesh buildings or other realistic buildings from any external application.

Currently, Urban cannot add textures to existing buildings. As you mentioned, you can do this in other applications - such as ArcGIS CityEngine or ArcGIS Pro.

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