Moving a layer along a path in ArcScene

You can create layer tracks from paths in ArcScene. A path is defined by a selected line feature or graphic, and its purpose is to constrain movement along the selection. A layer track is made by moving a layer along a path.


Moving a layer along a path is not supported in ArcGlobe.

  1. In ArcScene, click the Select Features Select Features button on the Tools toolbar and select the line feature or graphic you want to use as a path.
    A selected line feature to use as a path
  2. If the Animation toolbar is not present in your ArcScene application, click Customize on the main menu of the application, point to Toolbars, then click Animation.
  3. Click the Animation drop-down menu and click Move Layer along Path.
  4. Click the Layer drop-down arrow and choose the layer you want to move.
  5. Optionally, check Apply in reverse order.

    This option starts the layer moving from the opposite end of the path.

  6. Optionally, type a value in the Vertical offset text box.

    The vertical offset determines the height of the layer.

  7. Optionally, move the simplification factor slider.

    The simplification factor indicates how much the path is generalized when it is used for the animation.

  8. Optionally, uncheck Overwrite last imported track.

    Disabling this option allows additional layer tracks to be imported without overwriting existing ones.

  9. Click Import.
  • Click Orientation Settings to modify the way a layer's azimuth, inclination, and roll properties are calculated from the path.
  • The properties of a keyframe can be edited using the Animation Manager.

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Published 6/7/2010