You can use Scene Viewer in ArcGIS Online for viewing and interacting with 3D scenes. Scene Viewer works with devices that support WebGL, a web technology built into most modern browsers for rendering 3D graphics. You can also author your own scenes when you sign in to Scene Viewer.
Before you open Scene Viewer, verify that your browser supports scenes.
Navigate scenes with Scene Viewer tools, or use your mouse or touch device to move around scenes.
Use the Building explorer tool to explore building scene layers by viewing layers, isolating layers, and applying filters.
The Measure tools allow you to measure distances between two points and calculate areas in your scene.
Use the Slice tool to slice scene content and reveal occluded content in a scene.
The Elevation Profile tool allows you to generate an elevation profile along a line.
Click Daylight to change how sunlight and shadows affect your scene during different times of the day and year.
The Weather tool allows you to add weather visualizations to your scene such as rain, snow, and fog.
Use Layers to manage the visibility of layers in your scene. Check the check boxes to turn layers on and off in the scene. You have the following options:
- Click Layers to view the layers of the scene.
- Click the Zoom to button to zoom your scene to the layer's extent.
- Click Legend to see the symbology of the layers.
- Click Layers again or another tool to close.
Click Basemap to switch your basemap and set ground transparency for the scene.
Use Search to search locations and features. You can also configure feature search in a scene.
Settings contains tools you can use to adjust performance quality and mouse navigation settings for your browser.
Performance and quality
Choose from the following settings to optimize 3D graphics rendering:
- Quality—Use higher-quality visualization options, such as water reflections and realistic atmosphere.
- Balanced—Set equal optimization of performance and quality.
- Performance—Increase stability and speed by reducing data load.
For 3D Navigation, choose either the default Scene Viewer navigation or the ArcGIS Pro mouse navigation.
Click Share to share the scene by email or social media, embed it in a website, or create a web app from the scene.
Click Full Screen at the lower right to switch to full screen mode. Exit full screen mode by clicking Exit Full Screen (Esc) or pressing Esc on your keyboard.