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Video: How to Easily Add Matterport Scan-Generated images to MatterTags DanSmigrod 1 2 monthsDanSmigrod (22098): Hacks Video: Matter Hacks | Adding Scan-Generated Photos to MatterTags | Video courtesy of Actionable Insights YouTube Channel (21 May 2020) Hi All, Would you like to include a Matterport scan-generated image in a MatterTag without uploading the image to another platform first? In this Actionable Insights YouTube Channel video, you will learn: ✓ How to Easily - and Quickly - Add Matterport...
Matterport Service Providers: Make Money by Learning from My Mistake DanSmigrod 2 4 monthsShawn_P (49): Good advice. Thank you
Tips for scanning a 20000+ sq ft empty warehouse 3dshowcaseuk 3 5 months3dshowcaseuk (1046): Yes marcoastan. Scan the perimeter and keep scanning until the alignment is failing then use 360 to fill in the middle space
Tip: How to have two phone numbers for one Smartphone DanSmigrod 5 6 monthsfotoguy (593): I use Google voice. It's free. I forward the number to my cell. If I keep the voice app open,it will also ring on the app so I know which company they are calling. Customer can text or leave messages
Tip: Why Give Real Estate Agents an Opportunity to Pre-Pay for Matterport DanSmigrod 3 7 monthsDanSmigrod (22098): Hi All, Applies to 31 December 2019! Happy New Year, Dan
Why and When to Accept a Matterport Scanning Project at a Deep Discount DanSmigrod 1 7 monthsDanSmigrod (22098): Tip: Why and When to Accept a Matterport Scanning Project at a Deep Discount Hi All, I want you to make the most money from your Matterport Service Provider business, so why and when do I recommend accepting a Matterport scanning project at a deep discount? First, some backstory. My vision for your Matterport Service Provider business is that one day, you will land a trusted client that will want to place one order for Matterport...
Tip: Use a 360 1-click Camera and Matterport Pro2 to shoot a Car Dealership DanSmigrod 1 7 monthsDanSmigrod (22098): WGAN-TV Matterport Capture App and Matterport 3D Showcase App-Short Story #940- Capture App Using Different Cameras In a Single Model with Matterport Content Marketing Manager Amir Frank Hi All, In this WGAN-TV Short Story, Matterport Content Marketing Manager Amir Frank explains why use a 360º 1-click camera and Matterport Pro2 3D Camera to shoot a Matterport 3D Tour of a car dealership. (And, how to know which scans whee shot with a...
Tip: How to do a SnapShot without Matterport MatterTags being Visible DanSmigrod 2 10 monthsDanSmigrod (22098): Hi All, This question came up today; so, moving this to the top for others ... Dan
Tip: Why you want to lower the Matterport Camera (especially hotel rooms) DanSmigrod 1 10 monthsDanSmigrod (22098): [wp3d][/wp3d]Matterport 3D Tour by We Get Around Network Photographer Dan Smigrod Hi All, When you "walk around" this Matterport 3D Tour (above), you may - or may not notice - that the camera height is: ✓ just above the bed ✓ just below the bedroom mirror ✓ just below the bathroom sink ✓ the vertical remain vertical while...
Tip: How to Improve Cash Flow of a Matterport Service Provider biz DanSmigrod 1 11 monthsDanSmigrod (22098): Tip of the Week -- Grab of eBlast received Tuesday, 27 August 2019 Hi All, Cash is king! ( Content is king too :cool: ) Another spin on this tip to improve cash flow would be to provide an incentive other than a discount such as: ✓ free 2D Schematic Floor Plans with...
Tip: How to offer a Password Protected Matterport Virtual Tour DanSmigrod 6 11 monthsSteven_Kounnas (14): Hi JonJ & Gerhard You are both correct, in that if the Matterport model is set to Public and you are smart enough to know where to look for the Model ID you are able to access the 3D tour. However there are a number of ways to safe guard against this. Firstly, as i mentioned in my first post, for complete security you can set the tour to private and add the individuals you would like to access via Collaborators on Matterport. The second,...
Tip: Add an Incognito View to Your Workflow in Matterport Workshop 3.0 DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22098): Video: WGAN-TV Matterport Workshop 3.0 Part 3 of 5 Short Story #654- Using An Incognito Window For Previewing Hi All, Matterport Marketing Manager Amir Frank shows and tells why to add an incognito view to your workflow in Matterport Workshop 3.0 in this WGAN-TV Short Story (#654) above. Already using incognito view in your workflow? Please share your experience of how this has helped you. Enjoy your weekend, Dan
Question of the Day: Do you shoot vertical video for Real Estate Agents? DanSmigrod 3 1 yearfotoguy (593): I wish we could should vertical. In the vast majority of situations, horizontal is fine. There are times like a small bathroom or trying to get a top to bottom photo of a house when they have woods almost up to their back door. I search through many house photos online but don't recall seeing a vertical photo. Let's start a new trend!
Tip: How to use the "Elevator Button" to go to the next floor ("U" Key) DanSmigrod 3 1 yearWingman (1312): It is actually working just in a browser so even viewers can get that link generated. I can see an immediate use for it when you do MatterTags for your customers. Before they would need to provide a detailed description for each tag location. Now they can just walk to a feature where mattertag should be placed, centre it, zoom to it and then press "U" to get the link that they can send to you.
Does re-use MP tours? fotoguy 4 1 yearHome3D (2259): @fotoguy - keep in mind that MP tours only exist on MP's servers. If you created the tour, you can simply go into your MP Editor and set the space to "Private". I haven't tried this, but I'll bet it will disappear from or visitors there will simply get a blank screen. This is a perverse benefit of the fact that MP tours cannot be privately hosted. Send a video or your still photos to someone and they "have...
Tip of the Week: How to Duplicate a Model WITH a Duplicate of Workshop DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22098): Hi All, From this WGAN Forum discussion: Dan
How to Manage Matterport Collaborators on Your Matterport Cloud Account DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22098): Hi All, A WGAN Member writes (and my reply) ... Dan --- Hi Dan, I know it has been mentioned in the WGAN forum in the past that Matterport often/always reaches out by email to collaborators – sometimes even advertising for them to buy their own cameras etc. I have not yet set up their “collaborator account” and wanted to make sure I do it in a way that Matterport won’t latch on to their email address. Please confirm...
How to add a 360 View to the Highlight Reel in the new Matterport Workshop DanSmigrod 5 1 yearfotoguy (593): I don't understand dragging it to the map? When I try to drag, it changes the view. What am I missing?
Tip of the Day: Why Affiliate with a Pro that Does DSLR Shot Photography DanSmigrod 5 1 yearfotoguy (593): I offer both DSLR and MP. Several time we still have used the MP camera for the stills. We do a couple 360's in each room and take the shots from those. Lighting with a DSLR can be challenging. The MP HDR bracketing allows us nicely lit photos. DSLR outside is still very useful
How to scan a pool with Matterport (without black hole) DanSmigrod 6 1 yearTHRHHI (270): Here is a home i did for a friend whose house is on the short term rental market. Still have a few more tags to add. clickable text [mpembed][/mpembed]
Blog Post: Drone Photography: A Guide to Capturing Images DanSmigrod 2 1 yearJonJ (1649): Here is a recent twilight photo of a stunning island property.
Tip: How to handle the glare of stainless steel surfaces DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22098): Hi All, Great discussion in the blog, Photography For Real Estate (PFRE), this week on this topic: PFRE (21 April 2019) Conquering the Glare of Stainless Steel Surfaces Got a tip to share? Please start a new discussion. Best, Dan
Tips: How to Optimize Images for a Faster Website DanSmigrod 4 1 yearwhereareweat (172): Has Wordpress plugin, if that’s your thing, and has PS plugin. Compresses well to hit a good page load score using the above suggested. Would recommend using lighthouse chrome plugin as well to get optimize suggestions. And obviously CDN all the images.
Tips of the Week: Charge (More) for Floor Plans (from Matterport 3D Tours) DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22098): Screen Grab Screen Grab Hi All, 1. Offer 2D schematic floor plans 2. Charge more (than you think) for 2D schematic floor plans (client branding will get you more $$$) If you look at the rate cards of Matterport Service Providers, two things are obvious to me: 1. Many Matterport...
Video: How to Instantly get Higher Quality 360 videos! DanSmigrod 2 1 yearVTLV (2061): Looks like I need to watch the original video and see what bit rate he was shooting in to begin with vs what the editing program is automatically suggests in his prior video "How To SHOOT & EDIT 3D (VR180)" Interesting things to consider when breaking into video a bit more starting with 360 video stills like you see with Saturday Night Live each week. ...
Video: 5 Tips For How To Shoot Cinematic Drone Real Estate & Buildings DanSmigrod 2 1 yearrzphotoman (1422): I've seen a number of this guys videos and also purchased one of his products. He has a lot of good info and examples that are well worth investing some time and money into, especially for beginners. Just wish I knew someone with a castle that I could video.
Tip: How to turn Mirrors into a Matterport Marketing Tool for your MSP Biz DanSmigrod 3 1 yearangusnorriss (714): Or you could place a mattertag on it linking to your website.
Tip: How to Engage with All Agents in one Broker Office DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22098): Hi All, I could imagine that if you offered free headshots for agents in one brokerage, you would: ✓ create a know-like-trust relationship without any selling ✓ get all their business cards for follow-up ✓ follow-up includes sending each agent their headshot ✓ efficiently meet all the agents ✓ establish a relationship with the broker ✓ likely get invited back to pitch services at a morning meeting What other benefits...
PFRE: How to Be Efficient at a Real Estate Photoshoot DanSmigrod 2 1 yearChemistrydoc (1264): @DanSmigrod This short little blog contribution says more than many multi-page articles on the same subject. I've discovered a virtually identical methodology - especially taking some time with the map and planning the exterior shots. For more help, you can use The Photographer's Ephemeris - really useful app for planning exterior photography. The bottom line is to show up with a plan. Do the walkthrough. Address all staging areas...
Tip: 3 Ways to Add Music to Matterport 3D Tours DanSmigrod 2 1 yearDanSmigrod (22098): Hi All, Here's another example of adding music using MPEmbed from this WGAN Forum discussion. Best, Dan --- Special Offer for WGAN Standard and Premium Members ✓ free use of MPEmbed Premium Basic (via WGAN Rebate) ✓ free use of WP3D Models WordPress Plugin ✓ free use of WordPress powered by Ionblade
Please create "How to" videos to share in the WGAN Forum DanSmigrod 2 1 yearJonJ (1649): Hi Dan, Here is a video I did on elevated photography. I hope it helps. Thanks, JonJ
Matterport 3 D tour embeded in invoice Buschstu 5 1 yearBuschstu (24): Wow thanks for all the help . Working late today but you have given me a few things to try.
Why would you want to make friends with your Matterport competitors? DanSmigrod 5 1 yearleonherbert (892): I have become a contractor for one of my competitors that has better market penetration than I have. I get business I would not have got otherwise. If I get a large contract they would also be able to assist me to complete it timeously. I will also get commision if I bring business to them that I would not want to take on myself. We have an agreement in place that prevents us from taking established business from one another. All the points that...
Matterport Doll house details problem ahojman Jump to first page33Jump to last page 1 yearahojman (144): Friselina view
Tip: How to Disable Matterport Social Sharing DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22098): Grab 1 | If you see this icon on a Matterport 3D Tour, it means the Matterport 3D Tour can be shared via Facebook, Twitter or Email. Grab 2 | Matterport Social Sharing Enabled Hi All, While it is likely that you want to enable Matterport Social Sharing always, there's likely...
Tip: How to Add a RoOomy Tour to Matterport Showcase App (Offline Viewing) DanSmigrod 2 1 yearDanSmigrod (22098): (Hi All, I will fix the screen grab numbering later. Got to bolt for social plans; today, Sunday.)
Tip: How to create a 3D aerial fly-in with DroneDeploy and GeoCV DanSmigrod 7 1 yearAntonYakubenko (686): I doubt it would work. As I described above, shooting for 3D model extraction from aerial images using photogrammetry requires many images all around the house taken with large overlap. I doubt externally sourced imagery would be sufficient. Moreover we require regular images, not 360 panos for 3D model extraction. 360 panos though could be used as Highlights and Fly-through in addition to 3D scan.
Nodalview: Photos via Wide Angle Lens or Extract Wide Angle View via 360º DanSmigrod 2 1 yearizoneguy (439): Hello Dan, So I was looking at the pricing for NodalView. At the $59 per month - it says unlimited panos - what does that mean? Do they host them or do they send you a package so you can host them yourself? Can you extract the max res pano to use them in other applications? Thanks
Tip: Matterport Artwork for Business Card / QR Code for Business Card DanSmigrod 6 1 yearDanSmigrod (22098): Hilton Head, SC-based RE/MAX Island Realty Cathie Rasch (@CathieRasch) with Brooklyn, NY-based CEO / Photographer Howard Witz (@3dVuz) and Atlanta-based We Get Around Network Founder Dan Smigrod (Blue sweater) at Wo Hop Restaurant in Chinatown during Inman Connect NY (ICNY19) last week. | Photo courtesy of Wo Hop Restaurant Waiter :cool: Hi All, Did you do...
Tip: eBlast Content for Your Newsletter (Courtesy of Kevin Dole at Home3D) DanSmigrod 2 1 yearHome3D (2259): Thanks for the shout, Dan, but it’s only a “no-brainer” for me because I have YOUR brain hard at work for all of us!
Tip: Adding a YouTube Videos (unbranded) to Matterport Highlights Reel DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9281): @Kentabor The user will click on the thumbnail in the highlight reel.
Tip for Newbies: Exclude Real Estate Agent For Sale Sign in Matterport Tour DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22098): Hi All, Worth repeating from this WGAN Forum discussion: @VTLV Much thanks! Dan
Tips for Scanning an Apartment with Matterport DanSmigrod 2 2 years3dVuz (334): Think of dice Sq rooms.. 4 scans rectangular rooms... 6 scans Smaller rooms... 2-3. Diagonally across Small rooms may not need all corners.
Tip: Disable scans in Workshop that you do not want published to GSV DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22098): @3SixtyNow Should the Matterport version and Google Street View version be the same? So, if you hide scans, it applies to both uses? Dan
Tip: How to Create an Address Specific Website DanSmigrod 2 2 years3dVuz (334): I pay 8.47 for a dot com name... client happier, less explaining!
This is the easiest way to make your LinkedIn profile stand out DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22098): Hi All, As soon as I read this FastCompany article, I changed my Headline on my LinkedIn Profile. ✓ FastCompany (21 October 2018) - This is the easiest way to make your LinkedIn profile stand out Got a tip on making a LinkedIn profile effective? Please post here. Best, Dan
Tip: Matterport VR Links - Editing VR Walk Through Experience DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22098): Screen Grab. Matterport Cloud setting for turning on/off Matterport VR Links as Default Setting Hi All, If you have default setting on for Matterport VR Links – enables someone to view your Matterport 3D Tour in VR - I encourage you to use the Matterport feature to edit the VR links. While Matterport automatically does the edit for you – a simple path...
Are you losing potential business because emails go to spam? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsChemistrydoc (1264): @DanSmigrod ...and choose your email marketing company wisely - they all have varying degrees of success at beating spam filters! Keith
Tips Needed: How can we eliminate "top scatter"? Networker 3 2 yearsProperty3dNZ (613): There is no way to remove it at this stage - any property you scan with high ceilings, skylights etc will generate something similar. This is not a new issue and I have been asking since June 25th, 2015 for there to be a fix with this (I can remember exactly where I was standing in a cafe I was scanning when MP called me and we discussed this in depth lol). I raised it again earlier this week with Dee hoping they might be able to do a sly fix up...
Who knew ? leonherbert 4 2 yearsleonherbert (892): @Walkabout that was the extra step I was talking about :)
Compositing for Interiors HarlanHambright 3 2 yearsrzphotoman (1422): @HarlanHambright Nice work and thanks for not only sharing but showing us how to do it.
Re-processed model gets different floor plan sbl110 3 2 yearssbl110 (283): Hi Marcia, In my case, I was also trying to scan a very large two-level deck. That didn't go so well. I used 360 shots and added them in to the auto tour instead. Still, because I copied the model and re-submitted, it had to start from scratch. It took around 14 hours to process. Good thing the bulk of that was overnight. It's sad that after four years of operations, feedback and development you would think that they would at least have...
Free URL Shortener Tool: Your Brand DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9281): Google make me so sad sometimes. They sunset some of my favorite things ... Discontinued_Google_services iGoogle Homepage - Was my start page for the web! (I now use Taskade as a task-mastering on each new tab experience .. still liked iGoogle) Google Reader - Was how I digested the web! (Feedly is my new viewer and I don't like it as much) Google Glasses (I saw huge potential here) Google...
Squarespace & Matterport link Ghagendorf 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22098): @Ghagendorf Step-by-Step instructions about how to embed a Matterport 3D tour within a SquareSpace website in this WGAN Forum discussion: ✓ SquareSpace & Matterport (Heading to the office now. I may be slow to reply, if you write back.) Best, Dan P.S. It's easy-peasy!
Let's Add 360 Views to Street View! Metroplex360 10 2 yearsCharetteImaging (29): GoThru has been a savior for me, especially when it comes to “fixing” the extra connections between panos after uploading from MP to GSV. WELL worth the $2 per tour!
Tips on a Matterport Scan of a Large Space DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsangusnorriss (714): Good post - i’m about embark on an epic scan. Been reading and learning. Anyone shot aircraft so you can see wing not just fuselage? I want an ‘all-angle-fly-in’ at height of approx 100ft. I need to see the whole plane. If I scan any lower and get no wings of the plane I just get a hotdog dollshouse with a cockpit!. The MSP edition of the 747. Think I need to hire a prop tower on wheels and strap a camera to it. Advice appreciated....
MatterTag: Generating a URL for a photo? Queen_City_3D 6 2 yearsGlennTremain (2061): its the web equivalent of looking for your reading glasses when its on top of your head. I do that all the time
How to Find Google Street View Short Code DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9281): @DanSmigrod -- BTW, if your forum author wants to adapt any of my free Wordpress Plugin to make this even easier, he's welcome as it's open source. There's a great bit that allows you to find your tour using search or a map that I adapted from another author (with permission / blessing). Might be a worthwhile investment of time!
Super Bowl Selfie: 29 Second Video, and ... GlennTremain 3 2 yearsArtisticConcepts (656): Love This!
Tips: How to Connect MP->GSV to Street View DanSmigrod 13 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9281): @advancehdr - The client used the Matterport tours :) I use GSV as a conversation starter to sell Matterport Tours. There's value in having it as an option, but Matterport Spaces are more valuable than GSV tours.
Great Light Tracking App rzphotoman 8 2 yearsimad (178): I came across an amazing product, i think you and many fellow WGAN's would like to try. Actually there is this product that instead of telling you what the right settings are, it'll take the best shot itself using AI so an amature photo can look professional .. however this is what the company is promising i hope they'er right ... its called ARSENAL. @rzphotoman Thanks for the advice, however if you tried the ARSENAL one day we'd love to hear...
IFRAMELY Plugin for Responsive Embed Code DanSmigrod 1 3 yearsDanSmigrod (22098): Hi All, Saw this gem in a related WGAN Forum discussion by @Metroplex360 ... iFRAMELY for Responsive Embed Code Got a tip to share? Please start a new discussion. Happy New Year, Dan
Tip: How to do automatic monthly billing DanSmigrod 3 4 yearsCKC (85): Thanks Dan .