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I'm working on a project which requires the use of ArcScene. It's an interpolated surface map representing Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) values across the U.S. I'm having problem, though, with the lack of a crisp line around the edge of the map (see jpg image). Does anyone have any ideas with this? Are there ways to get this to display without the jagged lines?

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Cleaning it up in Photoshop might be the quickest and most rewarding solution...


I'm working on a project which requires the use of ArcScene. It's an interpolated surface map representing Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) values across the U.S. I'm having problem, though, with the lack of a crisp line around the edge of the map (see jpg image). Does anyone have any ideas with this? Are there ways to get this to display without the jagged lines?


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while i haven't played with arcscene that often, i do know that it is notoriously bad at display and exporting. I would have to agree wtih matthew that cleaning it up in photoshop may be the quickest and most rewarding, since the "jaggedness" you're seeing is directly related to the underlying raster cell size. the only other things that i can think of off the top of my head involves resampling the data. have you tried resampling the the display of the raster? if not, go into the properties of the layer and change the display resampling to continuous data (such as bilinear or cubic). this will smooth it up a little, but I can't promise that it will "fix" the issue.

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Have you tried converting your surface to a TIN and seeing what happens??

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I'm working on a project which requires the use of ArcScene. It's an interpolated surface map representing Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) values across the U.S. I'm having problem, though, with the lack of a crisp line around the edge of the map (see jpg image). Does anyone have any ideas with this? Are there ways to get this to display without the jagged lines?


Usually you would clip the surface and then render it - not sure if that was part of your process. You can definitely do that if you render a TIN.
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Have a look at the following:

http://arcscripts.es....asp?dbid=12632

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Thanks for the tip. It appears it looks pretty much the same, though. Thanks anyway ... Matt

while i haven't played with arcscene that often, i do know that it is notoriously bad at display and exporting. I would have to agree wtih matthew that cleaning it up in photoshop may be the quickest and most rewarding, since the "jaggedness" you're seeing is directly related to the underlying raster cell size. the only other things that i can think of off the top of my head involves resampling the data. have you tried resampling the the display of the raster? if not, go into the properties of the layer and change the display resampling to continuous data (such as bilinear or cubic). this will smooth it up a little, but I can't promise that it will "fix" the issue.

good luck!

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Unfortunately, I have to make 500 of these for an animation!

Cleaning it up in Photoshop might be the quickest and most rewarding solution...


I'm working on a project which requires the use of ArcScene. It's an interpolated surface map representing Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) values across the U.S. I'm having problem, though, with the lack of a crisp line around the edge of the map (see jpg image). Does anyone have any ideas with this? Are there ways to get this to display without the jagged lines?






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