Animate 3D graphic

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An OrbitGeoElementCameraController follows a graphic while the graphic's position and rotation are animated.

Image of animate 3D graphic

Use case

Visualize movement through a 3D landscape.

How to use the sample

Animation Controls:

  • Select a mission -- select a flight path
  • Play/Pause -- toggles playing and stopping the animation
  • Follow/Don't follow -- toggles the camera's free cam mode and follow
  • Mission progress -- shows how far along the route the plane is. Slide to change keyframe in animation
  • Flight speed -- controls speed of animation

How it works

  1. Create a GraphicsOverlay and add it to the SceneView.
  2. Create a ModelSceneSymbol object.
  3. Create a Graphic object and set its geometry to a Point.
  4. Set the ModelSceneSymbol object to the graphic.
  5. Add heading, pitch, and roll attributes to the graphic. Get the attributes from the graphic with Graphic.attributes.
  6. Create a SimpleRenderer object and set its expression properties.
  7. Add graphic and a renderer to the graphics overlay.
  8. Create a OrbitGeoElementCameraController which is set to target the graphic.
  9. Assign the camera controller to the SceneView.
  10. Update the graphic's location, heading, pitch, and roll.

Relevant API

  • Camera
  • GlobeCameraController
  • Graphic
  • GraphicsOverlay
  • ModelSceneSymbol
  • OrbitGeoElementCameraController
  • Renderer
  • Scene
  • SceneProperties
  • SceneView
  • SurfacePlacement

Offline data

This sample downloads the following items from ArcGIS Online automatically:

  • Bristol.zip - A 3D model for use within an ArcGIS Runtime Model Scene Symbol.
  • GrandCanyon.csv - CSV data for a route through the Grand Canyon
  • Hawaii.csv - CSV data for a route in Hawaii
  • Pyrenees.csv - CSV data for a route through the Pyrenees
  • Snowdon.csv - CSV data for a route near Mount Snowdon

Tags

animation, camera, heading, pitch, roll, rotation, visualize

Sample Code

Animate3DGraphic.xamlAnimate3DGraphic.xamlAnimate3DGraphic.xaml.cs
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<UserControl x:Class="ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.Animate3DGraphic.Animate3DGraphic"
             xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
             xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
             xmlns:esri="http://schemas.esri.com/arcgis/runtime/2013">
    <UserControl.Resources>
        <Style TargetType="Button">
            <Setter Property="Margin" Value="5,0,5,0" />
            <Setter Property="Height" Value="25" />
            <Setter Property="Padding" Value="5,0,5,0" />
        </Style>
        <Style TargetType="Slider">
            <Setter Property="VerticalAlignment" Value="Center" />
        </Style>
        <Style TargetType="Label">
            <Setter Property="FontWeight" Value="Bold" />
        </Style>
        <Style TargetType="TextBlock">
            <Setter Property="Margin" Value="5,0,5,0" />
        </Style>
    </UserControl.Resources>
    <Grid>
        <Grid.RowDefinitions>
            <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />
            <RowDefinition Height="*" />
            <RowDefinition Height="225" />
        </Grid.RowDefinitions>
        <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
            <ColumnDefinition Width="225" />
            <ColumnDefinition Width="*" />
            <ColumnDefinition Width="150" />
        </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
        <esri:SceneView x:Name="MySceneView"
                        Grid.Row="0"
                        Grid.RowSpan="3"
                        Grid.Column="0"
                        Grid.ColumnSpan="3"
                        AtmosphereEffect="Realistic" />
        <StackPanel Grid.Row="0"
                    Grid.Column="0"
                    Grid.ColumnSpan="2"
                    Margin="5"
                    Orientation="Horizontal">
            <ComboBox x:Name="MissionSelectionBox"
                      Width="100"
                      Height="25"
                      VerticalAlignment="Top" />
            <Button x:Name="MissionPlayPause"
                    Width="50"
                    Height="25"
                    VerticalAlignment="Top"
                    Click="MissionPlayPlauseClick"
                    Content="Pause" />
            <TextBlock Margin="5" Text="Progress" />
            <Slider x:Name="MissionProgressBar"
                    Width="100"
                    Height="25"
                    Margin="5"
                    VerticalAlignment="Top"
                    IsMoveToPointEnabled="True"
                    Maximum="1"
                    Minimum="0"
                    ValueChanged="MissionProgressOnSeek" />
            <Button Width="100"
                    Height="25"
                    VerticalAlignment="Top"
                    Click="ToggleFollowPlane"
                    Content="Don't follow" />
        </StackPanel>
        <Border Grid.Row="0"
                Grid.Column="2"
                Margin="5"
                CornerRadius="5">
            <Border.Background>
                <SolidColorBrush Opacity="0.7" Color="White" />
            </Border.Background>
            <StackPanel Margin="5">
                <Label Content="Play speed" />
                <Grid>
                    <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                        <ColumnDefinition Width="*" />
                        <ColumnDefinition Width="40" />
                    </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                    <Slider x:Name="MissionPlaySpeedSlider"
                            Grid.Column="0"
                            IsMoveToPointEnabled="True"
                            Maximum="8"
                            Minimum="0.5"
                            ValueChanged="MissionPlaySpeedChanged"
                            Value="1" />
                    <TextBlock Grid.Column="1" Text="{Binding ElementName=MissionPlaySpeedSlider, Path=Value, StringFormat=N2}" />
                </Grid>
                <Separator />
                <Label Content="Stats" FontSize="16" />
                <Label Content="Altitude:" />
                <TextBlock x:Name="AltitudeLabel" />
                <Label Content="Heading:" />
                <TextBlock x:Name="HeadingLabel" />
                <Label Content="Pitch:" />
                <TextBlock x:Name="PitchLabel" />
                <Label Content="Roll:" />
                <TextBlock x:Name="RollLabel" />
            </StackPanel>
        </Border>
        <esri:MapView x:Name="InsetMapView"
                      Grid.Row="2"
                      Grid.Column="0"
                      Margin="5,0,0,25"
                      IsAttributionTextVisible="False" />
    </Grid>
</UserControl>

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