One question we get asked a lot is: “how do you get those nice 3D textured buildings?” Well, one way is to create them from 2D building footprints.
Brady Hoak, from our Vienna office, wrote this great, step by step tutorial on how to create 3D textured buildings from 2D footprints using ArcGIS10 – 3DAnalyst extension.
You can download the tutorial here: http://downloads2.esri.com/support/TechArticles/3DBuildingCreation.zip
Gert van Maren
3D Product Manager