Available with 3D Analyst license.
You can set options that control how ArcGlobe behaves every time it starts. These application-level options stay the same unless you change them. The options include settings that affect the behavior of ArcGlobe, the geoprocessing framework, tables, and rasters. If you are using multiple viewers, these properties will apply to all the viewers.
There are also ArcGlobe settings that apply only to the current document, such as:
- Set vertical exaggeration
- Enable animated rotation
- Set the background color
- Define the illumination settings
ArcGlobe also supports a full-screen mode in which the application window surrounds are hidden. Press F11 to go to full-screen mode; press F11 again to exit full-screen mode. This mode is also available in ArcScene.
Another display effect unique to ArcGlobe is the ability to spin the globe. Purely for visualization impact, the Spin toolbar will spin the view in either a clockwise or counter clockwise direction. A spin rate allows you to adjust the speed of the spin, but the value is arbitrary and not intended for analysis. If you have multiple views, you must select the proper view listed in the toolbar. Spinning works best at further distances or angles oblique to the surface. A very close-up, birds-eye view may not give desired results. Pressing Stop Spin , clicking inside the 3D view, or pressing ESC will all immediately stop the spin action.
Enable graceful transitions
You can control the way the camera behaves when it moves between locations. You can set options that move the camera smoothly between the locations you zoom to.
Set the full extent view location
You can set the location you see on the globe when you zoom to full extent. This way, when you zoom to the full extent of the globe, you'll see the part of the world you're interested in.
Configure the level of detail
You can control how much of an image or elevation raster's quality, or level of detail, is used when displaying it in ArcGlobe. When changing the level of detail setting for rasters, be aware that the higher the level of detail, the more compromised the performance.
Configure the table of contents
The ArcGlobe table of contents has several options to customize listing your layers. Click the icons at the top of the table of contents tab to switch between these grouping methods. You can tell which mode is active by looking at the button (the active one is pushed in) and the organization of the items on the table of contents. The different ways of listing layers are simply methods of displaying information about the same layers.
- List By Type will show the layers in your document categorized by their layer classification and sorted by their drawing order. This is the default display and also where you will reorganize, rename, or remove layers from the display.
- List Including Group Layers will show layers that have been organized into groups but without differentiating their display type (draped versus floating). A group layer created in ArcGlobe will only appear when the layer list is set to List Including Group Layers.
- List By Source will show the paths to the data sources referenced by the layers in your document. It will also list stand-alone tables added to the document.
- List By Selection will group layers automatically by whether or not they are selectable and have selected features. Knowing whether layers are selectable or have selected features is particularly useful when editing, running geoprocessing tools (any tool that accepts layers considers the selected features), or performing other tasks that operate on selected features.
See Using the Table of Contents in the ArcMap basics desktop help for more details about ways to list layers in the table of contents.
See Types of 3D layers for more information about layer classification within the table of contents.