ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java

Blend Renderer

Demonstrates how to use a blend renderer on a raster layer. Blend renderers can be used to blend elevation data with imagery, creating a 3D effect.

How it works

To apply a BlendRenderer to a RasterLayer:

  1. Create a Raster from a raster file.
  2. Create a RasterLayer from the raster.
  3. Create a Basemap from the raster layer and set it to the map.
  4. Create a Raster for elevation from a grayscale raster file.
  5. Create a BlendRenderer, specifying the elevation raster, color ramp, and other properties.

    • If you specify a non-null color ramp, use the elevation raster as the base raster in addition to the elevation raster parameter. That way the color ramp is used instead of the satellite imagery.
  6. Set the renderer on the raster layer with rasterLayer.setRenderer(renderer).


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package com.esri.samples.raster.blend_renderer;


import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.fxml.FXMLLoader;
import javafx.scene.Parent;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.stage.Stage;

public class BlendRendererSample extends Application {

  private static BlendRendererController controller;

  public void start(Stage stage) throws IOException {
    // set up the scene
    FXMLLoader loader = new FXMLLoader(getClass().getResource("/fxml/blend_renderer.fxml"));
    Parent root = loader.load();
    controller = loader.getController();
    Scene scene = new Scene(root);

    // set up the stage
    stage.setTitle("Blend Renderer Sample");

   * Stops and releases all resources used in application.
  public void stop() {

   * Opens and runs application.
   * @param args arguments passed to this application
  public static void main(String[] args) {


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