arc multi patch
Posted 10 August 2006 - 06:20 PM
Posted 10 August 2006 - 07:37 PM
I have a 3d multi patch coverage of building footprints in a geodatabase. does anyone have any experience in getting these into either a dxf, obj, 3ds format? any known coversion workflows?
What are you using this for? I don't mean to probe, but knowing the final program/use would help. If you're going into something like 3DSMax, I would export a shapefile of the footprint polygons, import it into a CAD program such as Autodesk Map, then save the closed polylines in a DWG file. Then, I'd import it into Max, and apply an extrusion modifier to the geometry.
It'll give you a uniformly extruded and capped 3d object, with no roof detail, but it'll work. There are other ways, but I can't really get into that.
Posted 10 August 2006 - 08:48 PM
Posted 11 August 2006 - 11:42 AM
The process would be to export the multipatch out of Arc (I think you'll need 3D Analyst) as an .skp then open that up in Sketch-up and export out as dxf, obj, or 3ds.
co-cartographic creator of boringmaps.com
Posted 11 August 2006 - 02:16 PM
Posted 11 August 2006 - 04:15 PM
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