Available with 3D Analyst license.
When displaying 2D and 3D features inside ArcScene, you can define their base heights using a surface. To do so, you will use the Layer Properties dialog box which you can open by double-clicking the layer in the table of contents as a shortcut.
- Right-click the layer in the table of contents and click Properties.
- Click the Base Heights tab.
- Click the Floating on a custom surface option.
- Click the drop-down arrow to choose the surface that you want to use for the base heights.
Optionally, click the browse button to search for a specific surface to use that is not already in the scene.
- Click OK.
The layer is drawn in 3D using the surface that you chose to provide the z-values.