'Model shadows' option on Hillshade dialog box should be disabled when input is a TIN


TIN's don't support modeling of cast shadows, so even though the option is enabled, using it does nothing.


This is a known issue.

Solution or Workaround

  1. Convert the TIN to a raster via the 'TIN to Raster conversion' tool found on the 3D Toolbar.
  2. Use the resulting raster surface as input to the Hillshade dialog.

Article ID:000003377

  • ArcMap 8 x

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