Error: Could not add the specified data object to the scene. Try using a smaller subset
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."
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:
- Convert the area of interest to a raster format using the Terrain To Raster tool.
- Convert the area of interest to the TIN format using the Terrain to TIN tool.
For detailed information on converting at a specific Pyramid Level Resolution, restricting the Maximum Number of Nodes, or setting a Clip to Extent see: Creating a TIN surface from a terrain dataset