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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook

By : Daniela C Docan
Book Image

ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook

By: Daniela C Docan

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Creating an animation

There are two ways to create an animation:

  • Capturing keyframes

  • Recording your navigation through the scene

Keyframes are individual views. When you create an animation by capturing keyframes, you can use the Capture View tool or the Animation Manager dialog from the Animation toolbar. The rest of the views from the animation file will be interpolated based on those keyframes to result in a smooth animated picture.

Getting ready

In this recipe, you will create an animated tour of your 3D feature in ArcScene and export it to a video file. Before you start working, please watch the movies 3DFeatures_ByKeyFrames.avi and 3DFeatures_ByRecording.avi from the ...\Data\3DAnalyst\Animation folder. These are the two results you should obtain at the end of the exercise. You can use a media player such as Windows Media Player or VLC.

You can start with your scene document My3DFeatures.sxd from the Creating 3D features from 2D features recipe and skip step 1. Otherwise, use a scene document...