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Change atmosphere effect

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Changes the appearance of the atmosphere in a scene.


How to use the sample

Select one of the three available atmosphere effects. The sky will change to display the selected atmosphere effect.

How it works

To change the atmosphere effect:

  1. Create a scene and display it in a scene view.
  2. Change the atmosphere effect with the SceneView.AtmosphereEffect property.

Relevant API

  • SceneView
  • SceneView.AtmosphereEffect

Additional Information

There are three atmosphere effect options:

  • Realistic - Atmosphere effect applied to both the sky and the surface as viewed from above.
  • Horizon only - Atmosphere effect applied to the sky (horizon) only.
  • None - No atmosphere effect. The sky is rendered black with a starfield consisting of randomly placed white dots.


3D, AtmosphereEffect, Scene

Sample Code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
            Style="{StaticResource MapWithFormStyle}"
            ViewInsets="0" />
        <resources:ResponsiveFormContainer x:Name="FormContainer">
                <Picker x:Name="AtmosphereEffectPicker" TextColor="Black" />
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using System;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI;
using Xamarin.Forms;

namespace ArcGISRuntimeXamarin.Samples.ChangeAtmosphereEffect
        "Change atmosphere effect",
        "Change the appearance of the atmosphere in a scene.",
        "3D", "AtmosphereEffect", "Scene")]
    public partial class ChangeAtmosphereEffect : ContentPage
        private readonly string _elevationServiceUrl = "";

        public ChangeAtmosphereEffect()

        private void Initialize()
            // Create the scene with a basemap.
            MySceneView.Scene = new Scene(Basemap.CreateImagery());
            // Add an elevation source to the scene.
            Surface elevationSurface = new Surface();
            ArcGISTiledElevationSource elevationSource = new ArcGISTiledElevationSource(new Uri(_elevationServiceUrl));
            MySceneView.Scene.BaseSurface = elevationSurface;

            // Set the initial viewpoint.
            Camera initialCamera = new Camera(64.416919, -14.483728, 100, 318, 105, 0);

            // Configure the picker.
            AtmosphereEffectPicker.ItemsSource = new [] {"Realistic", "Horizon only", "None"};
            AtmosphereEffectPicker.SelectedIndex = 1;

            // Apply the selected atmosphere effect option.
            AtmosphereEffectPicker.SelectedIndexChanged += (o, e) =>
                switch (AtmosphereEffectPicker.SelectedIndex)
                    case 0:
                        MySceneView.AtmosphereEffect = AtmosphereEffect.Realistic;
                    case 1:
                        MySceneView.AtmosphereEffect = AtmosphereEffect.HorizonOnly;
                    case 2:
                        MySceneView.AtmosphereEffect = AtmosphereEffect.None;