Creating a scene animation

A scene animation to reflect changes in ArcScene properties is contained within a scene track. Scene tracks are created generating keyframes using the Create Keyframes dialog box.

  1. In the Table of contents, right-click Scene layers and click Scene Properties to open the Scene Properties dialog box.
  2. Alter the scene property (vertical exaggeration, background color, azimuth, altitude [inclination], or contrast).
  3. Click the Animation drop-down menu and click Create Keyframe.
  4. Click the Type drop-down arrow and choose Scene.
  5. Click New to create a new track with a default name, or type a name for a new track into the Destination track text box, then click New.
  6. Click Create to create the first keyframe.

    You can change a scene property on the Scene Properties dialog box, then create a new keyframe repeatedly without closing the Create Animation Keyframe dialog box. You need at least two keyframes to create a track that shows a change.

  7. Click Close.
If the Create button is disabled, click the New button. When you type a name for a new track, you have to click New to establish it as a new track. The Create button then becomes available.
  • To remove animation tracks that you have created, click the Animation drop-down arrow, and click Clear Animation. All animation tracks are removed.
  • Save animations to animation files often since there is no undo capability in the Animation Manager.

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Published 6/7/2010