Available with 3D Analyst license.
Sometimes the best way to navigate your data is to walk through it at surface level. This can be particularly useful for 3D views that replicate a virtual city. You can walk in any direction and move forward or backward at different speeds.
The Walk tool primarily controls the target location, moving it forward or backward in the direction of the mouse pointer. The observer location automatically follows along behind it at a fixed elevation above the surface. This is very similar to how the Fly tool works, although the constraint of maintaining the same elevation above the globe surface makes it much simpler than flying.
The Walk tool is only available in ArcGlobe.
- Click the Walk tool on the Tools toolbar. The cursor changes to indicate Walk mode is active.
- Click once in the center of the view.
- Press the Up or Down arrow keys to increase or decrease the elevation, respectively.
- Click the pointer to move forward. Right-click to move backward. Successive clicks in either direction increase the speed, which is indicated in the status bar window.
- Click the opposite button to slow down incrementally and stop.
The tool enters the suspended state. You can point the mouse to look in all directions, but there is no forward or backward movement. The observer will automatically move to the same altitude above the surface as when you last used the Walk tool.
Press ESC to immediately stop movement in either direction.