Set base heights for raster data


Instructions provided describe how to set base heights for raster data in ArcScene.


  1. Open ArcScene and add a raster dataset.
  2. Open the Layer Properties and select the Base Heights tab.
  3. Select 'Obtain heights for layer from surface'.
    [O-Image] Base Height
  4. Click the drop-down menu or browse to the appropriate raster that contains the elevation values.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Open the Scene Properties dialog box. In the General tab, select 'Calculate from Extent' and click OK.
    [O-Image] Scene Properties

    Calculating from extent allows the raster to display with the appropriate ratio of vertical exaggeration.

Article ID:000009523

  • ArcMap 9 x

Get help from ArcGIS experts

Contact technical support

Download the Esri Support App

Go to download options

Discover more on this topic