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Jan 29 2003
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This is a script for ArcScene that allows GRIDs or TINs to be displayed as solid block models. The output is a multipatch shapefile containing the four sides and the base of the model.
To use the script, the GRIDs or TINs must:
* have a coordinate system defined
* be in the correct order in the table of contents
* have the same extents
* not overlap in the z direction (output will still be created in this case, but you may get strange results)
If there is enough interest (or when i find time), the script will be updated to accept any input geometry for the bounds of the model (wedges, polygons, circles, etc.) rather than just the extents.
Using GRIDs as the input tends to produced mixed results. There may be areas where the surface will appear to be separated from the walls of the model. There doesn't appear to be any method to this happening, so it may just be an artifact of the GRID or graphics card. TINs, thus far, have been producing flawless results.
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