vertical polyline cannot be explored


the following code can be run in the Cesium Sandcastle to render a vertical polyline.
But when panning or zooming the map, the polyline disappears. Could this be a bug?

var viewer = new Cesium.Viewer('cesiumContainer');

var dashedLine = viewer.entities.add({
    name : 'Blue dashed line',
    polyline : {
        positions : Cesium.Cartesian3.fromDegreesArrayHeights([-75, 45, 500000,
                                                               -75, 45, 500100]),
        width : 4,
        material : new Cesium.PolylineDashMaterialProperty({
            color: Cesium.Color.CYAN



It disappears just because the camera moves too fast with any click. Try setting the first point’s height to 0 to see that it doesn’t disappear.

Another thing you can do is set the camera’s reference frame to be on the line so you never lose it:

var center = Cesium.Cartesian3.fromDegrees(-75, 45, 500050);

var transform = Cesium.Transforms.eastNorthUpToFixedFrame(center);, new Cesium.HeadingPitchRange(0, -Math.PI/4, 200));


Here’s a Sandcastle link to the camera orbitting this line.

To reset the transform you can then do:


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I’ll take a look, thank you Omar.