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Error: Could not add the specified data object to the scene. Try using a smaller subset

Error Message

The following warning message is displayed when trying to add a terrain dataset to ArcScene.

"Could not add the specified data object to the scene. Try using a smaller subset."

Cause

Terrain datasets are not supported in ArcScene. Terrains are supported in ArcMap and ArcGlobe.

Solution or Workaround

To use a terrain dataset as an elevation source in ArcScene, the terrain data must be converted to a supported format using one of the following methods:

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