ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java

Feature Layer Rendering Mode (Scene)

This sample demonstrates how to use load settings to set preferred rendering mode for feature layers, specifically static or dynamic rendering modes.

How it works

To change FeatureLayer.RenderingMode using LoadSettings:

  1. Create a ArcGISScene.
  2. Set preferred rendering mode to scene, sceneBottom.getLoadSettings().setPreferredPointFeatureRenderingMode(FeatureLayer.RenderingMode.DYNAMIC).
    1. Can set preferred rendering mode for Points, Polylines, or Polygons.
    2. Multipoint preferred rendering mode is the same as point.
  3. Set scene to SceneView, sceneViewBottom.setArcGISScene(sceneBottom).
  4. Create a ServiceFeatureTable from a point service, new ServiceFeatureTable("");.
  5. Create FeatureLayer from table, new FeatureLayer(poinServiceFeatureTable).
  6. Add layer to scene, sceneBottom.getOperationalLayers().add(pointFeatureLayer.copy())
    1. Now the point layer will be rendered dynamically to scene view.


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package com.esri.samples.scene.feature_layer_rendering_mode_scene;

import java.util.Arrays;

import javafx.animation.Animation;
import javafx.animation.KeyFrame;
import javafx.animation.Timeline;
import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.geometry.Orientation;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.control.SplitPane;
import javafx.stage.Stage;
import javafx.util.Duration;

import com.esri.arcgisruntime.geometry.Point;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.geometry.SpatialReferences;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.layers.FeatureLayer;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.ArcGISScene;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.view.Camera;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.view.SceneView;

public class FeatureLayerRenderingModeSceneSample extends Application {

  private SceneView sceneViewTop;
  private SceneView sceneViewBottom;
  private Timeline timeline;

  public void start(Stage stage) {

    try {

      // create splitPane pane and JavaFX app scene
      SplitPane splitPane = new SplitPane();
      Scene fxScene = new Scene(splitPane);

      // set title, size, and add JavaFX scene to stage
      stage.setTitle("Feature Layer Rendering Mode Scene Sample");

      // create a scene (top) and set it to render all features in static rendering mode
      ArcGISScene sceneTop = new ArcGISScene();

      // create a scene (bottom) and set it to render all features in dynamic rendering mode
      ArcGISScene sceneBottom = new ArcGISScene();

      // creating top scene view
      sceneViewTop = new SceneView();
      // creating bottom scene view
      sceneViewBottom = new SceneView();

      // create service feature table using a point, polyline, and polygon service
      ServiceFeatureTable pointServiceFeatureTable = new ServiceFeatureTable("");
      ServiceFeatureTable polylineServiceFeatureTable = new ServiceFeatureTable("");
      ServiceFeatureTable polygonServiceFeatureTable = new ServiceFeatureTable("");

      // create feature layer from service feature tables
      FeatureLayer pointFeatureLayer = new FeatureLayer(pointServiceFeatureTable);
      FeatureLayer polylineFeatureLayer = new FeatureLayer(polylineServiceFeatureTable);
      FeatureLayer polygonFeatureLayer = new FeatureLayer(polygonServiceFeatureTable);

      // add each layer to top and bottom scene
      sceneTop.getOperationalLayers().addAll(Arrays.asList(pointFeatureLayer, polylineFeatureLayer, polygonFeatureLayer));
      sceneBottom.getOperationalLayers().addAll(Arrays.asList(pointFeatureLayer.copy(), polylineFeatureLayer.copy(), polygonFeatureLayer.copy()));

      // camera locations for camera to zoom in and out to
      Camera zoomOutCamera = new Camera(new Point(-118.37, 34.46, SpatialReferences.getWgs84()), 42000, 0, 0, 0);
      Camera zoomInCamera = new Camera(new Point(-118.45, 34.395, SpatialReferences.getWgs84()), 2500, 90, 75, 0);

      //loop an animation into and out from the zoom in point (5 seconds each) with a 2 second gap between zooming
      timeline = new Timeline();
      timeline.getKeyFrames().add(new KeyFrame(Duration.seconds(7), event -> zoomTo(zoomOutCamera)));
      timeline.getKeyFrames().add(new KeyFrame(Duration.seconds(14), event -> zoomTo(zoomInCamera)));;

    } catch (Exception e) {
      // on any error, display the stack trace.

    * Sets both SceneViews to a ViewpointCamera over a number of seconds.
    *  @param camera to which both SceneViews should be set.
  private void zoomTo(Camera camera) {
    sceneViewTop.setViewpointCameraAsync(camera, 5);
    sceneViewBottom.setViewpointCameraAsync(camera, 5);

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

    // stop the timer

    if (sceneViewTop != null) {
    if (sceneViewBottom != null) {

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



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