Available with 3D Analyst license.
As its name implies, the Set Observer tool directly manipulates the observer location. When you click in the 3D view to set a new observer location, the camera will move so that the same target location is being viewed from the new observer location. This is similar to keeping your eyes locked on a tree while walking to the other side of the park.
A common use for this tool is to determine what a person could see from a particular location (for example, the view from a building window). After changing the observer position using this tool, try switching to the Fly tool and click once to interactively look around the 3D view without moving the observer.
- In ArcGlobe, click the Set Observer button on the Tools toolbar.
- Click once in the 3D view, either on the surface or on a 3D object.
The pointer changes to indicate the Set Observer tool.
The pivot anchor icon is displayed, highlighting the point at which the camera will face at the end of the process.
The observer location is updated to the new location while maintaining the same target location in the center of the view.