Available with 3D Analyst license.
The 3D Pan tool moves both the observer and target positions together, which allows you to move laterally through your 3D view without changing the relative direction in which you are looking. The compass bearing and the tilt angle of the view does not change when using the 3D Pan tool. This is similar to walking sideways while keeping your eyes staring straight ahead.
In ArcGlobe, the 3D Pan tool allows for curvature of the earth when moving laterally across the globe, and the elevation of the observer is kept constant.
The 3D Pan tool cannot work in global navigation mode in ArcGlobe because global mode does not allow the target point to be moved from the center of the planet. Using the 3D Pan tool when in global mode will automatically switch the view to surface mode.
- In ArcGlobe, click the 3D Pan button.
- Click the 3D view and drag it.
The 3D Pan tool's hand looks like it's grabbing the screen while you drag.
- To adjust the camera vertically, hold down the SHIFT key and drag the view up or down.
The pointer changes to indicate the Pan tool.
The observer and target locations are moved along the same 3D vector to their new positions. In ArcGlobe, the elevation of the observer is kept constant.