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Why is my animation blinking?

March 05 2010 | 0 comments
Categories: Symbology

I have created a time layer animation and everthing is fine, but when I set my polygon layer transparency to 50% or 1% the whole polygon begins to flash. Why? What can I do to resolve this problem?

Mapping Center Answer:

If you are using 9.x, this is a known issue - transparent layers do no work really well when animating a map. In ArcScene/ArcGlobe, the experience is better; however, this comes with the disclaimer that you will first need a 3D Analyst license and secondly, if you are not well versed with these applications, then you can potentially run into other issues. In ArcGIS 10, with the introduction of basemap layers, the experience will be a lot better.

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