You can load an ArcMap, ArcScene, or ArcGlobe animation file into any map, scene, or globe. However, when loading an animation into a new document, care must be taken to ensure that the animation applies to the document. If an animation track refers to an item that doesn't apply to the document, the track will not play. For example, if you've created an animation containing a track that refers to a certain layer in a document, that layer must be present in the new document and must be in the same location in the table of contents. Because a layer track refers to a layer by noting its ranking in the table of contents, the track may animate an incorrect layer or may not be enabled to play if the ranking in the new document's table of contents is different. In addition, if a track refers to a viewer that doesn't exist in the new document, that track will not play. If you've created a camera track in a document's extent and want to play it in a new document, make sure that the extent of the new 3D view is the same or your track might move the camera in an area where there is no data. This is because a camera track is defined in part by a document's extent.
- If the Animation toolbar is not present in your application, click Customize on the main menu of the application, point to Toolbars, then click Animation.
- Click the Animation drop-down menu and click Load Animation File.
- Browse to the animation file you want to load.
- Click Open.
The animation is loaded in the application.