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With Scene, the 3D users can see all the 3D data related to one physical location in one view.

You can create a scene by adding all the 3D data available for a location into one space and aligning the different models to position them correctly in the physical space. Viewing the different 3D content in one scene will give the user a richer context and understanding of the physical conditions of their location.

You can also add a skybox and a ground plane to the scene. This will make it easier to read the depth and perceive the contrast of the scene.

Before you start

  • Make sure you create and set up a data model the first time you create a scene for your project.
  • You must upload and process all the 3D data you want to add to your scene. For more information, see upload 3D models.

You need to configure a scene to use 3D in search. For more information, see Search in 3D.

Create a scene

  1. Navigate to the CDF homepage. Select Data management from the top right corner.

  2. Select Integrate > Set up 3D content.

  3. Switch to Configure scenes > + Create scene.

  4. Name the scene and add a description.

  5. Select the physical location of the scene by moving the pin, and select Create.

You have created a scene.

Configure a scene

  1. Select the newly created scene and select the 3D resources you want to add to the scene. 3D resources can be CAD or point cloud. Use the search box to search for an existing 3D resource.

  2. Switch to the Alignment tab and select a 3D resource you want to align using the dropdown.

  3. Use the point alignment tool to do the rough alignment. You can move all the different models to one center point to position each model into a center point.

  4. Once you have set the points, select Align.

  5. Adjust the model's position in the x, y, and z directions. You can adjust the rotation and scale of the model. Repeat the alignment steps for all the 3D resources you have added to the scene. Select Save to save the scene.

  1. Switch to the Set camera tab to configure the camera settings. The camera position is the view a user gets when they enter a scene. Use the point tool to select a camera position and then Save camera position.

  2. To create a thumbnail for the scene, select Set thumbnail and select Upload. Once you upload the thumbnail, select Publish to publish the scene to the project.

You have published the scene to the project.