Image transparency in CE web viewer from ArcScene

Discussion created by spidgeon on Jun 11, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 16, 2014 by MBuehler-esristaff
Hi there

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here, but maybe someone can help.  In ArcScene I have a jpeg orthophoto tile draped over a TIN, and I apply transparency to in order to make underground features partially visible from above.  Every time I export to a 3D web scene though the transparency is lost.  I've tried all of the following:

- different values for the transparency % setting
- reduce the resolution of the aerial photo
- convert the image to png with an added alpha band so the transparency is built into the image

In all cases, the transparency is lost in the CE web scene.  The white paper about exporting to CE web scene from ArcScene seems to suggest that transparency is supported, although perhaps this is only for textures on 3D objects? 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  I'm using 10.2 with the patch applied, and have also tried on a different machine running 10.2.2 with the same results.