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Problem: Separate 3D texture fills cannot be applied simultaneously to the side and top of an extruded polygon

Description

The 3D texture fill is only applied to the top of the polygon; the sides do not display, as expected. Additionally, there is no option to apply 3D texture fill to the sides.

Cause

This is a known limitation.

Solution or Workaround

The following are potential workarounds to this issue:

  • Create a 3D marker symbol to symbolize a point feature. See the ArcGIS Desktop Help Contents > Extensions > 3D Analyst > 3D Symbology > Symbolizing points with 3D symbols.
  • Construct a multipatch feature that has the desired texture already applied to it. A code sample is available at http://arcgisdeveloperonline.esri.com.
  • Convert an existing 3D marker symbol to a multipatch feature. A code sample is available at http://arcgisdeveloperonline.esri.com/.
  • Design 3D models using a third party application, Sketchup. Additional information is available at http://www.sketchup.com/gis/.

    Note:
    ESRI does not support the samples provided above.