Before I give up, thought that I would post here to see if someone can figure out what I have done wrong.
I trying to get a texture shading from my 1/3 second arcgrid NED that I obtained from the National Map. I have successfully rendered texture shades in the past though the NED was from a state clearinghouse. I have followed the instructions that come with the program, and I have used my own notes that I successfully used in the past. I have tried to render texture shading with no projection (GCS/NAD83), and that worked in the past with other NEDs, then I tried World Mercator projection, then UTM Zone 16n, and I tried a Lat/Long projection. All of these end with the same error when I try to convert Float to Raster in ArcMap 10.1.
Any ideas on what could be wrong?