The Convert Models to 3DML tool converts a point feature layer with individually referenced 3D model files into a unified, stream optimized 3D Mesh Layer (3DML) database. More about: Streaming 3D models using feature layers >
To create a 3DML dataset:
- On the Layers tab, in the 3D Mesh group, click Models to 3DML. The Convert Models Layer to 3DML dialog box is displayed, showing a list of all shapefile, sqlite, and GeoPackage point feature layers in the project with individually referenced 3D model files.
Note: It may take a short while for the list of layers to be displayed.
- Select the files for which you want to create 3DML layers, and click Create.
Note: You can click Abort at any point to cancel 3DML creation.
- If you want to combine all sources into a single 3DML, select the check box.
- When the 3DML layers have been created, a dialog box is displayed informing you that the 3DML layers will now be loaded into the project, and asking you if you want to remove the corresponding feature layers that they were based on. Click Yes to remove them, or click No to leave them in the project.