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ArcGIS in 3D Stereo

The guide is designed to be brief and yet covering all needed steps on how to enable the 3D Stereo Plugin for ArcGIS. The moreStereo3D Plugin has been certified for ArcGlobe and ArcScene version 10.2. This is a one-time setup and not needed to be repeated once setup properly.

I. Prepare the 3D Stereo Plugin

1) Please install moreStereo3D.

2) Start moreStereo3D.

II. Configure the 3D Stereo Plugin for ArcGIS

3) Right click the moreStereo3D Tray Icon (next to your system time) and select "more3D Stereo Enabler"

4) Click the "Locate known Apps" Button. The more3D stereo enabler will search the folders "C:\Program Files" and "C:\Program Files (x86)" for your ArcGIS installation and you can apply the 3D Stereo Plugin for ArcGIS.

In case you have installed ArcGIS into a non-standard installation directory, please continue with step 5). If the more3D Stereo Enabler found your ArcGIS installation properly, please continue on step 8)

5) Click the "Add Application" Button.

6) Navigate to your ArcGIS directory. The folder might look close to this:
"E:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.2\bin"

7) Select the file "ArcGlobe.exe" and press "Open".

8a) Please set "Application Version" to "Win32" for a 32-Bit Version of ArcGIS. Set "Graphic Library" to "OpenGL" and check the "Enabled"-Checkbox. Press "Save and Close".

8b) Please set "Application Version" to "Win64" for a 64-Bit Version of ArcGIS. Set "Graphic Library" to "OpenGL" and check the "Enabled"-Checkbox. Press "Save and Close".

III.Enjoy 3D Stereo inside ArcGlobe and ArcScene in Realtime

9) Start ArcGlobe or ArcScene. Both software packages are enabled to work in 3D Stereo. Press NUM* while rotating the scene/model to display in the in-app 3D-Stereo control panel to finetune the 3D effect according to your preference.

Are you not sure how to create a good 3D effect? Find out how in this tutorial video (6 minutes):

If you have any questions or require technical assistance, please do not hestiate to contact

moreStereo3D provides 3D Stereo for glasses-free 3D displays, 3D Monitors, 3D TVs, 3D Projectors and even Head Mounted Displays from within your application