I am currently working with a customer on a problem he is having with draping images. However, despite his specific issue, the process is really quite simple, but I don’t hear that people are using it very much. I wanted to give you a quick overview of the process, as you might find this useful on your projects.
Since I am a fan of Google Earth, I will give the steps using this.
- First, I brought in a Surface and Image from Google Earth. For more information see my previous post on this (Version 5)
- Now, you need to edit your Surface Style so that Triangles are displayed. You can still have the contours on, as well, but its a must that Triangles are displayed.
- Click on the Surface to bring up the Contextual Ribbon Tab
Click on the Drape Image button
- Here you will see the dialog box with a few options. If you have multiple Images and/or Surfaces, make sure you pick the right one.
- Almost done. Now change your Visual Style to “Realistic” and orbit away!
Notice, you will still have the original Image shown, but now your Surface will be draped with the image. Here is an example of Stark Park, here in sunny Manchester, NH.