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Edit collada (.dae) files in CityEngine or ArcGIS Pro?

Question asked by saulen on Sep 21, 2015
Latest reply on Sep 23, 2015 by ddeol-esristaff

I'm looking for a workflow to be able to make edits to collada files within CityEngine or ArcGIS Pro.  Currently we receive collada files from proposed developments that we incorporate into CityEngine and then use in the application process.  Often the proposed models need a few edits to ensure they fit the proposed site and context appropriately. 

 

I've had success bringing the collada files into CityEngine as a static model and exporting them out as multipatch files (which can then be brought in and edited in CityEngine) but doing this loses the texture attributes.  If I bring the collada model in as a dynamic model for editing, the textures are lost as well.

 

My attempts in ArcGIS Pro have been confusing and unsuccessful.  The model usually comes in completely flat.

 

Does anyone have a proposed workflow for this?  I'd really like to not have to resort to a third party application (Sketchup, Blender, Meshlab, etc.) but will if I have to.

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