Environment

AMD: require(["esri/webscene/Environment"], (Environment) => { /* code goes here */ });
ESM: import Environment from "@arcgis/core/webscene/Environment.js";
Class: esri/webscene/Environment
Inheritance: Environment Accessor
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.0

Represents settings that affect the environment in which the WebScene is displayed (such as lighting). It is part of the initial state of the WebScene as well as slides in the presentation.

See also

Constructors

new Environment(properties)

Parameter
properties Object
optional

See the properties for a list of all the properties that may be passed into the constructor.

Property Overview

Any properties can be set, retrieved or listened to. See the Working with Properties topic.
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Name Type Summary Class
Boolean

Specifies whether the atmosphere should be displayed.

Environment
Background

Specifies how the background of the scene (which lies behind sky, stars and atmosphere) should be displayed.

Environment
String

The name of the class.

Accessor
SunLighting|VirtualLighting

Settings for defining the lighting of the scene.

Environment
Boolean

Specifies whether stars should be displayed in the sky.

Environment
SunnyWeather|CloudyWeather|RainyWeather|SnowyWeather|FoggyWeather

Indicates the type of weather visualization in the scene.

Environment

Property Details

atmosphereEnabled Boolean

Specifies whether the atmosphere should be displayed. Typically this consists of haze and sky.

Default Value:true

background Backgroundautocast

Specifies how the background of the scene (which lies behind sky, stars and atmosphere) should be displayed. The default value of null displays a single, fully opaque, black color.

Default Value:null

declaredClass Stringreadonly inherited

Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.7 Accessor since 4.0, declaredClass added at 4.7.

The name of the class. The declared class name is formatted as esri.folder.className.

Settings for defining the lighting of the scene. The lighting can be either "sun" or "virtual".

Default Value:SunLighting

starsEnabled Boolean

Specifies whether stars should be displayed in the sky.

Default Value:true

Indicates the type of weather visualization in the scene.

Default Value:SunnyWeather

Method Overview

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Name Return Type Summary Class

Adds one or more handles which are to be tied to the lifecycle of the object.

Accessor
Environment

Creates a deep clone of this object.

Environment
Boolean

Returns true if a named group of handles exist.

Accessor

Removes a group of handles owned by the object.

Accessor

Method Details

addHandles(handleOrHandles, groupKey)inherited

Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.25 Accessor since 4.0, addHandles added at 4.25.

Adds one or more handles which are to be tied to the lifecycle of the object. The handles will be removed when the object is destroyed.

// Manually manage handles
const handle = reactiveUtils.when(
  () => !view.updating,
  () => {
    wkidSelect.disabled = false;
  },
  { once: true }
);

this.addHandles(handle);

// Destroy the object
this.destroy();
Parameters
handleOrHandles WatchHandle|WatchHandle[]

Handles marked for removal once the object is destroyed.

groupKey *
optional

Key identifying the group to which the handles should be added. All the handles in the group can later be removed with Accessor.removeHandles(). If no key is provided the handles are added to a default group.

clone(){Environment}

Creates a deep clone of this object.

Returns
Type Description
Environment Creates a deep clone of the instance calling this method.

hasHandles(groupKey){Boolean}inherited

Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.25 Accessor since 4.0, hasHandles added at 4.25.

Returns true if a named group of handles exist.

Parameter
groupKey *
optional

A group key.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean Returns true if a named group of handles exist.
Example
// Remove a named group of handles if they exist.
if (obj.hasHandles("watch-view-updates")) {
  obj.removeHandles("watch-view-updates");
}

removeHandles(groupKey)inherited

Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.25 Accessor since 4.0, removeHandles added at 4.25.

Removes a group of handles owned by the object.

Parameter
groupKey *
optional

A group key or an array or collection of group keys to remove.

Example
obj.removeHandles(); // removes handles from default group

obj.removeHandles("handle-group");
obj.removeHandles("other-handle-group");

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