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Tip: Market Matterport to Agents that Pay for Pro Photos DanSmigrod 5 4 hoursHome3D (388): Dan, So how do we mobilize ALL the MSPs in the U.S. to scream at MP, Realtor and parent investor Newscorp to invest in a major CONSUMER advertising campaign for mainstream visibility? Do we join the French "Gilets Jaunes" by donning yellow vests? Or do we, enmasse, join hands and tell them we're all going to switch to Cupix or (scarier yet) Zillow 3D Home, if they don't? It's not perfect, but here's the (free) Zillow...
Upload Matterport tour or 360 Pano to Houzz? Dolloff 5 13 daysBrianAshley (70): @Dolloff, I'll show you mine if you show me yours:) I have a very nice kitchen/bath tour about 5,000 sf of brand new showroom - all high line products. You are welcome to add mine to your demo tools, if I can do the same with yours. I'm happy to provide credits to you, but am not concerned about it on mine, as each tour opens with my name, so I'm happy. Let me know if this is good. Brian
How to improve your workflow shooting videos (and make more money) DanSmigrod 1 18 daysDanSmigrod (16921): Video: WGAN-TV Short Story #29 with Founder Colin Forte on how to improve your workflow shooting video (and make more money). Hi All, In this under five minute WGAN-TV Short Story video (#29), Founder Colin Forte on how to improve your workflow shooting video (and make more money). To over-simplify: 1. Shoot video in the order that you want to edit it 2. Only keep the video clips on...
Urgent Advice Needed - Models Not Uploading Chemistrydoc 21 1 monthDanSmigrod (16921): @Chemistrydoc From this WGAN Forum discussion: ✓ Matterport Big Camera Issues & Errors costing loss in revenue Anyone else experiencing this issue? Thanks, Dan
Re: Outside Virtual Tour 6 Acres 3dvrwalkthrough 8 1 monthDanSmigrod (16921): @3dvrwalkthrough As a WGAN Standard Member, you get the free use of Panoksin Pro to moderate Google Street View Tours. Please see your Welcome Onboard Letter (password required) for the We Get Around Panoskin Pro Order Form. Best, Dan
Insurance Claims TopPiX51 7 1 monthsbl110 (223): Hi @TopPiX51, Just my two cents on this pricing thing. Whenever I do a shoot, I order 2D schematics, then invoice based on the total square footage scanned. I've had homes where the reported square footage was 8K plus, but after I'm done, it may work out to less than that. This might be because the customer wants me to skip a garage, large closet, furnace room, etc. I then apply a cost per square foot against the total provided by the...
Tips for Scanning an Apartment with Matterport DanSmigrod 2 2 months3dVuz (262): Think of dice Sq rooms.. 4 scans rectangular rooms... 6 scans Smaller rooms... 2-3. Diagonally across Small rooms may not need all corners.
Google Street View and NC Tech Istar Pulsar 3dvrwalkthrough 2 2 monthsGlennTremain (1642): I wish I was by a computer to make a video. Instead of putting in address start putting in business name and it should auto suggest. When it does click on it and submit and it should go into GSV. @Metroplex360 probably has something that will show.
Using social media for marketing to understand market needs. AYODELE 4 2 monthsGlennTremain (1642): Being a WGAN [Standard] member you get a ton of benefits that you can have on your website and social media. The more that you can implement the more experienced you look. Clients want to see you understand how to do them and how to market them.
How do I save MP tour offline? ericlien 6 2 monthsQueen_City_3D (2029): I can’t see why they wouldn’t be. It just wouldn’t be shareable. Only viewable on devices that it was downloaded on while account was still active.
What video resolution for Facebook? JohnLoser 5 2 monthsGlennTremain (1642): Upload to your YouTube account as unlisted then download in HD. It will drastically reduce the file size while keeping it HD.
Help- Tours not uploading- upload stating at 0% stephdolloff 5 2 monthszsolt (52): just trigger with small modification.
Matterport trimming issues Liam_Tayler 8 2 monthsDanSmigrod (16921): @Liam_Tayler So @rzphotoman is at least one other Pro that is having the same problem. Hopefully, Matterport can figure-out what's up. This needs to be a rock-solid, automated process with out the need for manual intervention of changing a trim line and trying again. Enjoy your weekend, Dan
Two Free Real Estate Photography Books to Help your MSP Biz Succeed Faster DanSmigrod 2 2 monthsDanSmigrod (16921): Hi All, Just starting out in real estate photography? These are two essential eBooks for you. Best, Dan
Customer is always right rzphotoman 8 2 monthsCFster (235): “High end” assisted living facility? Around here even the low end ones cost a fortune. They have the money, and admitted their fault. I’d be billing them again. At least for time spent.
How do you create floor plans? CFster 11 2 monthsPetraSoderling (703): Thanks for kudos @ron0987 and @Jamie MP2FP provided a great answer, nothing to add to that. Getting floor plans created for houses that have no blueprints available from when they were constructed can be tricky. As you can see from the many answers here, there are many options available. At Blue-Sketch we focus on high quality deliverables and great customer service from New Orleans with <3
Web pages with Matterport tours, view button, map & sold... How to do this? Jill_Kyle 4 3 months3dVuz (262): Jill the answer is easy. 4 characters. W P 3 D
Floors Flip Flopped BrianM 4 3 monthsBrianM (148): No, just labeled were backwards. Seemed odd. I never seen this happen.
Looking for a photosphere tour solution BrianM 12 3 monthsTrustedPhotoDC (919): The example was created in PanoTourPro(Kolor - Deprecated) Right Click on the tour.
Create 360 Degree "Live" Photo tour Amsterdam07 3 3 monthsDanSmigrod (16921): @Amsterdam07 At the high-end Pros-Consumer 360º video camera is the Insta360 Pro 2 ( Pre-Order for $4,999) or Insta360 Pro ($3,500). The advantages of this 360º video camera (livestream, 360º photos, 360º video) are: ✓ quality of video ✓ long livestream If you just need a few minutes of 360º livestream video, you might look at the Insta360 One ($289). Livesteaming to Facebook is super-easy: just connect your Facebook account and...
Google Data Studio FurnitureScanner 3 3 monthsFurnitureScanner (64): Visualize Uniques, Visits, Impressions over a time period. Data Studio does this in spades for our Analytics and Adwords data. I probably just need to sit down and see if I can pull something together. They document how to roll your own connector with their "Community Connector." The default analytical data that MP generates is meh at best.
21 Tips for Quoting Matterport 3D Tours DanSmigrod 1 4 monthsDanSmigrod (16921): 21 Tips for Quoting Matterport 3D Tours Hi All, When quoting a Matterport 3D Tour, if you simply quote a number, you are missing your opportunity to show, tell and sell: particularly if your quote may get forwarded to others for review. Assume that the prospect has reached out to others. Why choose you? Here are 10 Tips for Quoting Matterport 3D Tours 1. Be super-fast to reply; even if to simply say when to expect your quote 2....
Tiger Pro is a Fraud company run by cheats!! Gulzarmalhotra 11 4 monthsGulzarmalhotra (4): I also heard that their cases are really great and hence ordered from them. I ordered directly from their website and paid about USD 270 including priority shipping! Unfortunately, I don’t have any number to all them on and am left with mails like this one!!
Tips for Matterport scan of an Airbus 330? ThePhilOnMatt 14 4 monthsron0987 (964): Thank you for the post and update
Ricoh Theta V tips for best results with CUPIX? CFster 18 4 monthsleonvanzweel (472): @CFster The set-up instructions of the NN R20 will show you how to set up the lens ring in portrait mode. No diagonal or horizontal.
Mi Sphere Camera Car Interior Question KathySeiler 2 4 monthsDanSmigrod (16921): @KathySeiler Here are four platforms for hosting, viewing and sharing 360º photos from any 360º camera: ✓ CUPIX ✓ iStaging ✓ Panoskin Pro (to publish to GSV (and embed in your website) [tagging coming for your website embedding] ✓ ThreeSixty Tours As a WGAN Standard Member you get: ✓ FREE! First six months of CUPIX Small Plan + Studio Add On Pack (Publish to Google Street View) ✓ free use of – first four...
Colored Lighting effecting scan WalterE 9 4 monthsBrokerBruce (82): WOW! Great looking shoot! And good problem solving. Keep up the good work!
Large industrial unit complex - shoot help click360tours 16 4 monthsclick360tours (61): Ok... so here is the final tour of this very large industrial complex: This was our first ever 3D Scan straight out of the box that we did for FREE to earn our stripes and that we did! We cried, cursed, gave up, came back, gave up, drank a lot then kept going... Massive issues with leveling, low overlap, alignment issues (we had fast scan...
Help! Scanning Multi-Unit Bldg for sale and need to make 1 model! lcorbett 18 5 months808virtually (49): Great you were able to tie the upstairs in with the downstairs! As far as feedback, I prefer the walkthrough tour versus the slideshow. You could hide a few scan locations that are not needed, making the journey through the space smoother.
Please Help! - Matterport Not ADA Compliant? MagnaShow 13 5 monthsGeorge_WALKINTOUR (85): Perhaps have the label or computer voice tell the keyboard user what the object is when they bump into it? Like a wall, furniture, window, etc? Wouldn't that be a coding thing for Universal Access? It would also have to be an "Accessibility button" to allow the user to enter Univeral Access mode to enable VoiceOver. Similar to the Universal Access controls on a Mac.
Show Me The Real Life Evidence 3D Tours Deliver? click360tours 2 5 monthsVTLV (1369): I don’t think any of us would be here if we weren’t excited about the tech. For residential real estate, I would say the upside shows people will continue to stay on the listing for about 3-4 minutes longer on a page to tour a property. Additional offers can come in from places where people want to shop but cannot physically get there to see. Downside is people may not physically come by to see if turned off. This can be helpful for...
Editing on the Fly: Workflow Best Practices for Shooting Photos and Videos DanSmigrod 1 5 monthsDanSmigrod (16921): WGAN-TV Short Story #10: Changing Your Mindset to Editing on the Fly WGAN-TV Short Story #13: Real Estate Pricing and Work Flow (The Money is in the Masses) WGAN-TV Short Story #11-Improving your Phone and Video Shooting (and Editing) Work Flow Videos Above: @Hometakes and @PhotoAndVideoEdits Founder Colin Forte and @ChemistryDoc Photographer Keith Foster and @DanSmigrod discuss editing on the fly: Workflow Practices for Shooting...
Thank God for well placed flower arrangements! Richierichks 4 5 monthsBrokerBruce (82): Geat tips!
5 Floors scanned, only 4 floors result... angusnorriss 3 5 monthssbl110 (223): I had this happen with a home that had 4 floors (lower, main, upper level and an observatory). The first pass missed the observatory, however, I could reach it with stairs. I went back to fix a rookie mistake in a bathroom, and when I re-processed, the observatory magically appeared. I don't recall if the floor selector was missing the observatory, but it was definitely missing from the dollhouse view. Other posts have suggested to...
Workshop Workflow click360tours 7 6 monthsJune (136): Thanks Chris! June
Scanning of Staircase Problem geemaps 4 6 monthsDanSmigrod (16921): @geemaps About the examples that you shared above, do you know if the Matterport camera was parallel to the railing? I got to think that it was not ... Dan
Mattertags Image Quality Faga 8 6 monthsFaga (34): Here's the update from MP support: "Talked to Engineering and they opened a bug fix - Mattertags billboard image that might look blurry if the corresponding file is large and has many tiny details. Thanks for reporting this issue. I don't have an ETA on a fix yet. " Hope to be fixed soon...
Question about reselling a space. AlexTC54 3 6 monthsfrstbubble (589): @AlexTC54 @srennick I try not to use the term hosting fee. I use the term licensing fee. It is more representative of the use.
Jump to Photo X in the highlight reel url parameter development Liam_Tayler 6 6 monthsBrianAshley (70): No. Go into Tag and select a place for the tag and create a new tag. Click on details, paste your URL (any URL works this way), then edit the text box above it with the room name or any text you like. Be sure to save ASAP and hit done to save the tag. now hit publish so you don;t lose the whole tag.
Take a picture of an object and have it linked in matterport tag Smuller7711 3 6 monthsleonherbert (187): You can have a link on to Amazon etc. you just need to have the link to a real webpage that includes the image name and file type at the end. This is a really long example but you can see the image at the end of the url. Just remember that goes in the media box. ...
My Tiny Home Matterport Model lifelikeview 2 6 monthsRedRock3D (46): Very cool. I'd guess you spent as much time (or more) on this project as would be spent on a traditional home. I hope you didn't charge by the sq ft!!
Are you turning down Matterport projects over project fee? DanSmigrod 2 6 monthshometakes (883): I ask them where or who it is that is cheaper and I will look to see if we can beat their price. How about this..... I am running a promo that if you spend $349 with us on a tour package (photos, videos, aerials, etc.) then we will give you a free Matterport tour with 90 days of free hosting (up to 4000 a.c.). So after 90 days our hosting renewal email goes out to the client and they tell us that they dont want to pay the $55 dollar hosting...
Can anyone help me figure out how 360s are included in Dollhouse View? studio143 20 6 monthsDaveFahrny (253): Bernardhhi I just had 8 models that I had completed for a new home builder duplicated. I am about to add the 360 scans to them. I will get lots of experience! Thank You for your input
Best distance for paintings Maxdemartino 3 7 monthsron0987 (964): Also make sure the camera starts facing the painting so you do not have a situation where it is stitching photos together and there maybe a slight stitching error.
360 Pano exports and send to client stephdolloff 3 7 monthsDolloff (121): Thanks, Dan. I feel a little silly. I completely confused this and made it more complex than it needed to be. I am chalking it up to Friday before a long weekend... Thank you for your help! Stephanie
What do you first say to business owners.... Virtuality22 3 7 monthsVirtuality22 (19): So.."mesmerized at first sight?" Got it! lol Thanks for sharing. I tried that yesterday walking into few stores having one of the sample models ready and sharing that with them. The response was positive and engaging. I tried something else, I turned the phone around in dollhouse view and gave it to them to "slide your finger left and right on top of the image," when they saw the dollhouse moving..their eyes lit up and... Briski2208 4 7 monthsGlennTremain (1642): Facebook supports 360 already but not for Facebook business page headers. Also you can’t mix video and photos together in one post unless you use mobile app. Animated gif in profile photo section not available for fan pages either. Maybe by Christmas
advertising clipart fotoguy 2 7 months3dVuz (262): The Matterport site has GREAT clip art. Or just google MATTERPORT and “Images” TONS!!
Am I missing something with MP to GSV? 3dvirtualview 2 7 months3dvirtualview (118): Watched the Panoskin video ... that definitely gave me some major insight! Apologies for the newbie question.
Recommended zoom for snapshots 3SixtyNow 4 7 monthsrzphotoman (817): You really just have to play around with different zooms and when you see what works best, take a snapshot. I've used every zoom setting from 70% to 140%. Since it's fairly wide angle to begin with, many times the higher zoom is perfect if you need to highlight a certain feature.
Oculus Go - Matterport MarkCantu 7 7 monthsTosolini (2626): @3dvirtualview The Go works with WiFi. I did two tests on MP tours. The MP app runs fine using the default content provided in the app. I'm not sure if we can load our own content on the MP app in the Go yet. Then I experimented running a MP tour in the Oculus browser (just type the URL or navigate to a MP embedded into a page). The experience is not immersive, as the browser is just a rectangle container in front of you. But you can click on...
Matterport Model Trimming Issue Networker 7 8 monthsDanSmigrod (16921): @Networker That's super-kind (and much appreciated). While we started out as the Matterport User Group Forum (MUG) in August 2014, we quickly realized that while we are Matterport centric, Matterport Service Providers - and those researching Matterport - were (and continue to be) interested in Matterport competitors to either: ✓ make a decision to buy Matterport faster ✓ make a decision to buy a different camera and/or...
Matterport Pro vs MP Pro 2 3dvirtualview 3 8 months3dvirtualview (118): @DanSmigrod Thank you Dan. I will check them out.
Need advice to develop business in france 360pros 1 8 months360pros (1): Hello I am christophe eme, msp in France, after talking with colleagues msp we find that real estate agencies in France are hard to convince for the scan matterport, they all find it very well but do not take the step to order a scan . Your North American market being older, you have been faced with this type of reluctance to start and how you have overcome. Thanking you for your help, and congratulations to Dan for this forum where I...
How does the "Transfer Space" work? BrianM 17 8 monthsSpencerlasky (70): Yes I do feel they know what they are asking for and it was a little surprising to me they want to "not pay" anything for this additional, and this might just be a producer tactic, probably is just to see how easy I cave. However I have operated with out a contract till now for reasons I feel make sense, as said the more you require people to sign the more potential to them just in general shying away and we needed to build an...
Tips for Using the Matterport Pro 3D Camera Ghagendorf 4 8 monthsGhagendorf (154): Duh, I never thought of using Google. Thanks!! Gordon
Question regarding sqft vs scans 3dvirtualview 8 8 months3dvirtualview (118): @sbl110 that is a lot of great feedback! Thank you!
Theta V: How do you take best shots MarkCantu 4 8 monthsMarkCantu (103): Thanks Dan! I see you in the video, I guess the camera is in the center of the group. I have been watching Ross Peterson and you in forum today. Going to do a project on my own to get more experienced.
Telemarketer Script for Matterport Pro reinspimg 4 8 monthsangusnorriss (208): Poor grammar, what does this mean? ‘This is about the exploration of how Matterport 3D Photography imaging and other technology can help you increase marketable of obtaining obtain and sell listings and selling listing fast and for the highest price.’ 20 mins cheapens it and is way too short. Dramatise the benefit more. Time, talent, conversions. Prove it. Testimonials. Reference their website or make it personal.
Dollhouse/Floor Plan Deleted Scan Question Richierichks 11 8 monthsDanSmigrod (16921): @Richierichks Even though the 350 scans is now viewable, it is still at risk of crashing in webGL. Yes. Might be nice to post here to see if anyone experiences it crashing. Best, Dan
Realtor Inst. for posting MP to Listings? reinspimg 1 9 monthsreinspimg (13): Does anyone have any good instrcutions to give out realtors in how to post Matterport to listings, including MLS, ZILLOW, Trulia. Thanks Robert
desktop hot keys for hidden features? Queen_City_3D 8 9 monthsQueen_City_3D (2029): Thanks@JuMP ... I didn't know about "O" toggling the mesh mode in 3.0 beta. And I figured out that the wireframe view is still in the konami code after all. It is just hiding under the "DEBUG" drop menu I don't know what it is about that view, but I just find it really cool :cool:
Which portable AC/USB Charger do you like? DanSmigrod 2 9 monthsfrstbubble (589): @DanSmigrod This is an updated version that is $10 cheaper and has 3 prong plug not just a two. That is the only differences I can see.
How do you add your copyright info to GSV? 3SixtyNow 4 9 monthsTrustedPhotoDC (919): @3SixtyNow this View shows your attribution as you point out. If you want to see a copyright, then create the embed code. ( three dots next to your attribution name shows the menu.)
Uploading additional 360 images possible? angusnorriss 7 9 monthsfrstbubble (589): You can bring up the initial scan (Scan 1) while you are on site and take new 360 spins and re-upload the and reprocess the model. (No cost to reprocess a model) But you cannot import any 360's into existing tours.
Viewable Labels in HIghlight reel Dolloff 10 9 monthsleonherbert (187): No problem, glad it worked, except the 360 and 2d, I without fail will forget to change it back to 2d and i end up taking a whole lot of the 360"s :)
Matterport Sharing URL? Briski2208 2 9 monthsDanSmigrod (16921): Matterport Spaces 3D Tour by We Get Around Atlanta Associate Photographer @YairYepez Screen Grab 1: Matterport Workshop: Sharing Screen Grab 2: See where social sharing link showed up Here's how we actually share the branded version of...
Has anyone monotized a tour? VirtualView 7 9 monthsShakoure (133): @808virtually Sounds like an option... until the people purchasing the password start sharing or selling it themselves. The passwords would have to be associated with an email sign-in or unique user ID.
Stock Ad's for Membership Benefits?? Please? VTLV 3 9 monthsDanSmigrod (16921): @VTLV Order of priority for you? Dan
Before and after scan rzphotoman 8 9 monthsrzphotoman (817): @kjoman Well done.
Newbies favorite tools for scanning rzphotoman 10 10 monthsrzphotoman (817): I saw those also but I haven’t experienced anything like that yet. Works great so far.
When your Teaser Video starts in a closet... ArtisticConcepts 1 10 monthsArtisticConcepts (595): If you aren’t super happy about your Matterport teaser videos, you’re not alone. We’ve only been happy with a handful of our own. We understand that MP has bigger fish to fry for the time being and that while they have introduced a really great marketing tool, sometimes it just needs a human touch so it can be customized to meet your specific use. At TriReality, we have been converting Matterport Tours to Video for our clients as a...
Transfer Model Also Transfers Copyright? DanSmigrod 4 10 monthsGerhard (694): @DanSmigrod You beat me to it. So a new week starts again. I don't believe this escaped them at all. They need to find ways to word things differently but still do the same thing. You will also see they don't refer to it anymore as photography lol. Maybe they found a very clever FINE PRINT lawyer on FIVERR and is jumping the loopholes. If this company repeats next week all over again, it will be very worrying. But don't we as the...
Advice for Monthly Hosting Prices photosbyhopsing 2 10 monthsDanSmigrod (16921): @photosbyhopsing Please see this WGAN Forum post: Tip: How to do Automatic Monthly Billing Best, Dan
Finish Scan with different canera 3dshowcaseuk 3 10 months3dshowcaseuk (643): Thanks dan
Dollhouse: Delete or Hide Scans (and why)? DanSmigrod 2 10 monthsBiggles (43): Dan I scan as much as I can, even areas I don't want in the walk through later on. The important thing is that the extra scans help create a complete plan of the building. I then hide the scans where I don't want the public to see, especially garages where, in the case of some show homes, they are not a pretty sight. Chris
Suggestions on Large Scan (12 unit building) plorenz 6 10 monthsQueen_City_3D (2029): @VRimpact I believe she was onsite for 8 hours or so
Matterport APK Ideas: Our Wish List htimsabbub23 10 10 monthswhereareweat (151): I'm probably telling you all stuff you already know so apologies in advance, I thought this was cool/useful, i wasnt 100% sure it was doable until i tested it out today... So what you can do is chromecast within the daydream app (not casting within the google home app) to a physical chromecast TV (fyi reflector 3 doesn't work I tried :( it will then display a single screen/view of the VR experience someone is having, NO split screen! It has to...
Anybody using or accepting Bitcoins? ArchimedStudio 9 11 monthsMetroplex360 (8620): The trouble I'm seeing with BitCoin is that no one wants to spend it because it seems that it keeps going up in value. That too is a problem. A currency that is massively inflated but not massively used wherein people are converting money to it and hording it... I accept USD or food gift cards.
Can i do this with ThreeSxity Tours? alirizacil 5 11 monthsfrstbubble (589): @alirizacil Looks like this is done by BANG and LARSEN
Car Camera Mount Project with Image htimsabbub23 15 1 yearHelen (754): @htimsabbub23 Also a lot of times when things are to close it can cause stitching errors. I have run into that a few times while going through doorways in rooms and being to close to the door frame.
WordPress Plugin: CRM srennick 1 1 yearsrennick (322): Can you recommend a CRM plug-in for a WordPress site. Thanks and HaPpy NeW yEaR!
Need help Getting a camera set up ben629 3 1 yearChemistrydoc (658): Jon, That's incredibly generous of you - nice work, BTW. Happy New Years - Keith
WP3D embed issue Radie842 22 1 yearRadie842 (238): We got it situated. HTTPS on my end. Thanks Ross, thanks Glenn.
What Services did you try out in 2017 VTLV 5 1 yearJonJ (1417): @Helen, I have set myself up using ViewShoot and after looking into it a bit more, there are some significant limitations for what I am trying to accomplish. Overall, I think it is a good system, but it lacks the ability to embed Matterport tours onto their "virtual tour" sites. I work with some clients with special pricing and there is no way for me to provide them with separate pricing or with a coupon code to adjust their pricing.... helps property management marketing InteriorFloorPlans 4 1 yearDanSmigrod (16921): @TristanBrotherton Great! I have reached out to you by email :cool: Happy holidays, Dan
Is Matterport Officially saying it's winter? VTLV 2 1 yearMetroplex360 (8620): @VLTV - It's very safe to assume that Matterport to Street View is not vaporware. If you hit "view source" on you'll see a different story if you dig enough.
360 photo creation 3DPLUS 2 1 yearadigolds (7): In my opinion, the quality of images you receive on Samsung Gear 360 (2017) is not high enough. Try testing "Insta360 ONE" - clickable text
First Scan for Feedback Liam_Tayler 5 1 yearHelen (754): @Liam_Tayler I did notice them on the stairs you can always turn some off in workshop if you feel there is to many.
SUPER SLOW Workshop, specifically snapshots. lcorbett 7 1 yearlcorbett (43): @Dan, thank you for the info. It was just with actually TAKING the snapshots that was taking so long! Happy holidays!
My First Scan... What could I do better? erikolsonmba 16 1 yearIanA (7): Thanks Jon! Great explanation. Ian
Yacht (Catamaran) Shoot with Matterport DroneProjects 17 1 yearDroneProjects (7): Sorry @DanSmigrod I can´t edit my post :( .. just I want to tell that you can move the discussion to the right theme XD Thank you very much !!
10 Scanning tips for new Matterport Users JonJ 5 1 yearGerhard (694): Matterport sent me an unofficial capture guide a year ago. I will see if I still have it and email it to Dan. Had some cool tips.
Single Page Website abekarapenner 8 1 yearJonJ (1417): Great info @fullpreview! Thanks for sharing.
How you Scan inside cars ? DroneProjects 17 1 yearsbl110 (223): Hi Dan, This was one of those "let's try this for fun" scans. My son photographs cars for a living and he gets his hands on some pretty nice rides every now and then. It's not often that one gets to play with a $177,000.00 vehicle. As an alternative, I was going to try and scan a Smart car as a comparison! Not sure the Matterport camera would even fit. Another reason is that it allows me to experiment with Mattertags. This...
Would You Like a FREE Marketing Assistant? ArtisticConcepts 9 1 yearArtisticConcepts (595): What types of videos would you like to see next from MediaBumpers Interactive? What type of imagery or content would help you promote your business better? We are planning to regularly release new pre-built Interactive MediaBumpers into the wild, but since I built MediaBumpers Interactive in response to the marketing needs of this community, I would love to know what kind of content you are looking for! We always offer a premium service that...
Moving MatterTags anywhere you want BrianAshley 2 1 yearTosolini (2626): It has been there from the beginning. Not very discoverable until you really try it out.
Worst Scanning Experience BrianM 14 1 yearDanSmigrod (16921): Hi All, WeddingWire goal is adding 2,000 Matterport Spaces to their listings by 31 December 2017. They use the We Get Around Network Find a Pro map to source Matterport Pros. I write about WeddingWire sourcing Matterport Pros in this WGAN Forum discussion: ✓ I need help with up to 2,000 scans in the US While pricing and terms may be less than you like, if you are just starting out, you may find WeddingWire projects helpful...
First PAID Shoot tomorrow ~ My Journey erikolsonmba 2 1 yearDanSmigrod (16921): @erikolsonmba Thanks for sharing. Awesome! Good luck with your shoot tomorrow (Thursday, 28 Sept. 2017). Please do keep us posted. Best, Dan
Licensing Agreement for Business Shoots 3SixtyNow 2 1 yearDanSmigrod (16921): @3SixtyNow Did you check the We Get Around Network Forum Sample Forms Library? Regarding your specific request for licensing agreements for business shoots, the Sample Forms Library includes: ✓ Agreement Between Photographer and Client ✓ Licensing Agreement ✓ Property Release Forms for Photography ✓ Service Level Agreement ✓ Terms and Conditions Best, Dan
Any way to hide a Floor? lcorbett 8 1 yearDanSmigrod (16921): Could you ... 1. Add some 360º Views in the basement of the specific rooms 2. duplicating the model on your iPad 3. deleting the scans of the basement 4. still have the 360º Views of the specific rooms in the basement Does that work? Dan
What to do with door open and then closed... lcorbett 9 1 yeararistepp (58): And if your space allows for it, take the door off it's hinges. Extreme, yes, but I've scanned 2 places where the trim thing did not work so I went back, removed the door and rescanned. Problem solved.
Help (Virtual Tour and Pictures htimsabbub23 2 1 yearDouglasMeyers (676): Thats a tall order... I think 23 Mattertags ,,, one for each both is the best way to feature each vendor. If any are competitors they will not want to be seen on the same link.
Hosting Renewal Letter BrianM 1 1 yearBrianM (148): Anyone have a hosting renewal letter they would send out to their clients that they would be willing to share?
Scariest scan so far (for camera safety) kjoman 6 1 yearLeventeSolczi (43): Here is the right link: This model is from Hungary - Debrecen (Great Forest WaterTower and Bar)
Urgent-Forgot iPad: Scan with my iPhone? Radie842 3 1 yearDannyBasting (1171): While it's not officially supported, you can actually install ipad applications on an iphone with root access. You can get root access by jailbreaking your device. Back in the iPhone 3Gs days I "Jailbroke" a couple of them, but I've switched to Android soon after since that's open source. I am one of the few who isn't a big fan of the Apple ecosystem. Jailbreaking a device isn't that hard, and there are plenty of guides online that...
How to Export a 360º Snapshot from any scan DanSmigrod 2 1 yearmichelg (49): Hi all You can use photospheres for google street view while waiting better with matteport this winter :-) Michel
A scan in the wrong place in the Capture app DanSmigrod 4 1 yearRPOceanic (208): I've noticed this primarily when scanning outdoors w/ wide open spaces and uv interference and am always extra careful in checking scan location when doing so. In this instance- deleting the scan, lowering the tripod, moving closer to an exterior wall as well as decreasing distance between scans has resolved the issue.
Matterport vs DSLR Tour with Photoshop Bale100 15 1 yearmori (649): If Smithsonian wants something special, they will call the M.I.T. Media Lab or Google Arts. But here some great history: Looks also as they are currently relaunching their website:
Virtual Reality Customisation tomasdunbar 5 1 yearmori (649): Without a API and SDK this is very difficult. Are there any updates from MP to this? The "It´s coming" status is announced since 24+ month now.
how to improve Matterport Space 3D view? DmitriyReev 7 1 yearkellysuesharp (31): There was a guy in the user forum from Italy that did the same thing with matter tags and tables for bookings
28 Dan's Tip of the Week | Immediate Access DanSmigrod 2 1 yearDanSmigrod (16921): Basic, Standard and Premium Members of the We Get Around Network can get immediate access to all 28 Dan's Tip of the Week. Please see Member benefit #46 in the Welcome on Board Letter for the password for the link above. (Need the password to the Welcome Onboard Letter? Please PM me. Thanks, Dan
Floor Plans samgaetz 8 1 yearPauluploadabode (28): I can highly reccomend Robin and his team. A top class service at a very reasonable price.
Courtyard by Marriott scan DFWVT 12 1 yearDFWVT (31): @Queen_City_3D @Marcel This is very helpful information. I can certainly say I got tired of scanning! I can see where you would get tired of virtually moving.
Is anyone using a joystick for navigation? VTLV 5 1 yearTosolini (2626): @vtlv the video of the Xbox controller and the infinity wall is at regular speed, no particular editing. Just captured out from the iPhone
Play I Spy to boost social engagement Helen 8 1 yearKentoBlanco (10): That is a really cool idea! Love that lodge! Love your work.
My First Paying Scan Richierichks Jump to first page34Jump to last page 1 yearJonJ (1417): @justinv, I went to the facebook page, but didn't see your name. I just went back and clicked through to your animated logos. I like what you did for the last logo animation. There was a lot more movement and interest since you had to wait for all of the elements to come together before you get the full presentation. For the website, I offer photo editing services as well as virtual staging, virtual twilight, options for virtual staging a...
Newbie looking for input and or input KentoBlanco 4 1 yearJTR (10): Mine is definitely not an expert opinion but it looks good. Nice beach house (I guess), you should have done some scans outside, I bet it was nice!
How to improve the Matterport Dollhouse View DanSmigrod 13 1 yearBiggles (43): Thanks Dan, I'll keep playing with it and see how I go. I updated 30 models last week, some were fine, some not. I'll see if there are any standouts but in the meanwhile I've updated one in particular that wasn't working this morning and will let you know how I go. Chris
Google keywords for Matterport Service Biz Briski2208 3 1 yearnat_vanveen (595): oops I mean Cumbria
Another great idea.. Briski2208 7 1 yearlisahinson (778): Superb! @PointCloudVR a huge WOW!
360 View Embed in Mattertag VirtualVisit 10 1 yearcraigsauer (997): Darn it! Just realized that Matterport had already provided this functionality! I needed it to try to cover up a stupid mistake I made on a different tour. I somehow missed a scan point at the bottom of the stairs so you can't get upstairs with the normal navigation. So while I wait for the opportunity to...
Did we almost miss this Gear VR upgrade? ArtisticConcepts 11 1 yearDannyBasting (1171): No problem. When you do, let me know so that I can back you up with a vote ;)
Challenging task from Client - Help needed! DmitriyReev 2 1 yearDmitriyReev (40): Dear friends, colleagues, nobody can help? and share with their experience?..I'd appreciate a lot your help! Please:)) kind rgds, Dmitriy
360 Degree Video Tour - Qatar Airways QSuite leeverdon 7 1 yearleeverdon (178): Thank you all for clarifying. It's a very cool feature.
Matterport & Google Trusted Photographer Pro VTLV 8 1 yearRichierichks (655): @Metroplex360 What Social Media platform has those requirements? I only know Facebook's which are- What's the largest 360 photo I can upload? The largest full 360 photo you should upload is 6000 x 3000 pixels (18 megapixels). You can upload larger photos, but there are diminishing returns past that size, and you will probably not see an appreciable difference in output.
Scanning Balcony? 3 Things That Can Go Wrong DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (16921): Hi All, I received the following email from a Forum Member today (22 June 2017) in reply to a Dan's Tip of the Week eNewsletter (to Forum Members). Dan --- Hi Dan Thanks for this email as always they are really informative. I was wondering if you could help with a problem I am having. I completed a tour for a restaurant last year and I scanned there balcony no problem. I...
Tip: Matterport Exterior scanning HarlanHambright 8 1 yearRadie842 (238): Looks fantastic, there is hope yet for me! I've had 0 luck outside.
Need a wall removed in Kitchen Photos 3SixtyNow 14 1 yearnat_vanveen (595): @JonJ once again, super work Jono!! :D
Group Photos Just Got Fun Again! ArtisticConcepts 8 2 yearsmp2fp (376): #matterportmannequinchallenge :D;)
Beacon Museum Whitehaven, UK Briski2208 5 2 yearsBriski2208 (136): I found that in a community where I live it's the best way Dan. Word of mouth goes a long way & joining the west coast business networking forum.
Contacted by other company for scans 3SixtyNow 11 2 yearsExpertise (148): We own a busy RE photo company. We have subcontracted out Matterport to a local guy for the past few months. We received a 20% discount, which was OK, but not great IMO. I think he was being a little greedy and shortsighted. I really wanted 30% or 35%. So... We have a new Matterport camera on order now. If he had given me 35% off we probably would have continued subcontracting.
Interactive 3D Showcase including multimedia tocha 5 2 yearsMetroplex360 (8620): Hi All, I'd like to share some clarity on this. VR Listing (, a Canadian MSP, had an amazing opportunity to scan the Krispy Kreme sets used in the Power Rangers movie. After seeing MatterPlus, an experimental events-based platform for Matterport that I created, they discovered that they could embed videos and photos into the tour. They presented a full proof-of-concept to Krispy Kreme and Lion's Gate -- who loved...
Effect of Camera Height Richierichks 15 2 yearscraigsauer (997): I'm just finding this thread as I'm searching for threads about verticals. I'm hoping to get some opinion from Matterport with regards to this issue now that they are really marketing the new camera as providing sufficiently high quality captures to use for real estate marketing stills. I'm pretty unconvinced, primarily because of the issue of the verticals in the Matterport images. Whenever I capture images (primarily for Guided Tours) I...
Mixing Point Clouds & Desing Spaces into One Ramblinman 18 2 yearsRamblinman (46): Any of you come up with anything yet
Embedded Mattertags live!! htimsabbub23 24 2 yearsMetroplex360 (8620): Thanks for noticing and explaining the differences. I hadn't analyzed how Multimedia Mattertags are functioning for images, so I missed what the changes were :) I found the change as I monitor the showcase platform for coding changes for this exact reason -- fun discussions! I also monitor changes because I take a great sense of comfort from seeing how well the platform is engineered and how much time and effort is put into it! @Helen - I...
Preschool Marketing Dept. Concerns 3SixtyNow 3 2 yearsOpenHouseOptics (190): Statistics show that people go where they are familiar - if anything, them seeing it online will encourage a site visit AND increase enrollment because parents feel like they KNOW the environment. It's based on the same psychology we use when teaching fire safety or mass panic situations, look for the exits that are OPPOSITE of where you came in because people will go the way they are most familiar.
Scheduling software Radie842 5 2 yearsRadie842 (238): I will check it out. Networker
HDR BackUp Q Outside Matterport Services VTLV 3 2 yearsHarlanHambright (1453): 1. It is redundant to shoot RAW for HDR. Except for tweaking color temp, the HDR process is giving you as much dynamic range that RAW will, so shooting in-camera JPEG will alleviate a lot of storage issues. And you can color correct a jpeg just as easily. 2. After you have processed your HDR files, you can delete the original camera files. I have only on a few occasions re-processed old camera files and that was because early HDR was pretty...
New News srennick 27 2 yearsLizzg (127): 340 scans, 3 visits and some help from MP support on an alignment issue up front. It was hard to connect each visit because stuff got moved.
17000 sq ft resort Wonderdawg 14 2 years3SixtyNow (304): Oh, @Metroplex360, I wish it was mine! A guy named Nico De Frenne shared it on the Facebook Matterport Usergroup.
Change Floor Names had a Stroke Gerhard 5 2 yearsTourMySpace (61): Learn something new every day!
360 Outside with moving cars Wonderdawg 2 2 yearsVTLV (1369): Very lucky or recent updates this year have gotten better. I had issues shooting balconies where cars behind would give alignment errors. Later doing similar shoots, I had stretched out cars on the road. In your instance, I like how the trees block off a good portion of the vehicles as the motor spins left to right. If the cars were to be in a direct line of site opposite the house is the worry point for me.
Do you have a MP Medical Office with People? Ramblinman 4 2 yearsRamblinman (46): @sailaway...could we ck it out? Tnx@JuMP...looking for something with ppl in the tour, but yes medical for sure
Issues with walls disappearing samgaetz 17 2 yearspixelray (367): I have multiple jobs coming up...has this been solved yet?? And if not, I'm still unsure what to do in regards to trimming and windows. No trim lines? No window markings??? Anyone simply tried that yet?? EVERYONE should get a free month worth of service for this at a MINIMUM.
How to Embed an iGuide 3D Tour in the Forum DanSmigrod 11 2 yearsfrstbubble (589): @DanSmigrod that was just from another post about a reply from Matterport saying that some options may be available in that time frame. I think it came from a news letter.
How to Embed a Matterport Space in the Forum DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsGeorge_WALKINTOUR (85): ok.
Trimming Experiment Leads to Tip htimsabbub23 10 2 yearshtimsabbub23 (667): Good advice. We've been at this a year and our biggest frustration is getting caught in a mirror of a mirror. But this one is definitely avoidable. I'll take that advice to heart.
We just Made Your FREE stuff Even Better! ArtisticConcepts 4 2 yearsnat_vanveen (595): @ArtisticConcepts I know I could go to say Envato, browse around looking for a suitable vid, buy it and then edit it in Camtasia etc etc but why would I waste my time when I could use a service like yours, and your vids do look super professional. It's a really helpful service! I'll think about the text I need and get back to you Chris. Sending back blessings from Downunder to you and your family in the USA :):angel::cool:
How to copy model before deleting scans 3SixtyNow 4 2 yearsnat_vanveen (595): @Metroplex360 Thanks, I was wondering too! :)
WGAN-TV Live: Scanning Mirrors and Stairways DanSmigrod 15 2 yearsnat_vanveen (595): @epicfoto @DanSmigrod thanks so much to everyone on the hangout! I really learned a lot from you all and feel it was such a worthwhile event to do Dan. I look forward to seeing more! :):D:cool:
3D Showcase vs Direct Sunlight Conditions matthew 6 2 yearsJonJ (1417): I agree with Douglas with regards to how this scan is possible. By my estimation, the camera is set to a height of only 3 ft 6 inches. The scan positions are also very close together. The third thing that makes this possible is the fact that all of the surfaces available are solid. This allows for sufficient structures to allow for correlation of scan points. Also important to note is the fact that the dollhouse view is very incomplete.... - New interface... working? ArchimedStudio 6 2 yearsMetroplex360 (8620): MP2SQFT uses data that Matterport generated from the patched OBJ that is seen in showcase. The patched OBJ is the OBJ generated by the tour with areas that were missing data 'filled in'. JuMP uses the downloadable OBJ file without the patched data. That's why there's a discrepancy. I'm fairly confident that both JuMP and Matterport are calculating SQFT based on surface area of the OBJ files. If JuMP were to intercept the OBJ file used by...
More then 1 user Radie842 3 2 yearsMetroplex360 (8620): Just one note -- if you are providing collaborator access to clients also so that they can access Workshop for Mattertags, measurements, etc -- consider that your assistant's account name will show on the tours that you did not personally shoot. So you may want to choose your assistant's name in their account to be reflective of how you want their work to show.
iPad Mini 4 in a pinch DanSmigrod 7 2 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): @Gransky Much thanks for conducting and sharing the results. Great to know, in a pinch. Dan
Virtual tour experience and effectiveness Davimmo 4 2 yearsJC3DCX (808): One realtor use my services to enable him to get sole mandate listings, as well as bigger exposure to his high-end listings
Image with multiple links frstbubble 8 2 yearsfrstbubble (589): @RobinLycka Thanks for the link. I added it to my it is possible to do this with my scans list. Wow, it just amazes me how far people can push the limits of technology and what they can provide!
synciOS - Anyone Using This App For Backups? Gransky 10 2 yearsfrstbubble (589): I copy the entire contents of the Matterport folder to a backup hard drive after I come back from a day of scanning. I only have the scans I did that day on in the backup. I just move everything to the hard drive. When I start the capture app again it makes all new files database and folder system. Then if I want to work on a model from a previous scan I just drag that dataset back to the iPad. I have multiple iPads and can work on a model on...
Photo editing labor time. VTLV 12 2 yearsVTLV (1369): So it's been 2 months since I first put up this post asking if anyone has contracted with these slide show companies to offer "Virtual Tours". Is it safe to say, nobody here is contracted with companies like Virtuance and TourFactory here to sell other photo slide show options? Real estate agents in my area tend to either shoot their own photos relying on the free slideshow from Property Panorama a free offering from the...
WP3D MODELS - Adding Agent - Help 3SixtyNow 6 2 years3SixtyNow (304): Thank you @rpetersn for you help! Thanks for letting me know I forgot to activate one of my plugins. WP3DMODELS is now working as it should!!
Luxury Fitness Club Network - what to reply DmitriyReev 6 2 yearsDmitriyReev (40): Dear friends, any other ideas/advices please? Thank you in advance! Dmitriy
Matterport Facebook Ad 3SixtyNow 7 2 years3SixtyNow (304): They are more about selling the cameras than actually helping us create more demand. Every add I see is about buying the camera. Which I don't blame them, that is why they are in business. I just wish the would have adds that advertise finding a service provider as well.
Cats pjeffery 14 2 yearsChris_iGuide (202): This should balance things out. The internet needs more cats.
.99 .info URLs justinv 1 2 yearsjustinv (1021): I just got an email for .99 vanity URL with .info on it from GoDaddy. It is a two day sale and total will be $1.17!
Scanned Preschool Advice 3SixtyNow 4 2 years3SixtyNow (304): Thank you so much @Metroplex360 & @craigsauer. I have been soaking in all of the advice on the forum for almost a year now. With the help of a friend who wanted to help me get started, I was able to get my camera. I'm extremely excited to help realtors and business' alike to show what they have to offer. I'm also going to focus on the AEC industry since I have 15 years experience as a Designer & CADD Technician.
Glass walls Ramblinman 3 2 yearsRamblinman (46): @JonJ Thanks
Max number of scans in matterport model? technodai 7 2 yearstechnodai (4): Thanks everyone! That's pretty encouraging if people are getting good results way above 200 scans. I wish I had thought to try this earlier as I now have two large scans of individual floors but a better approach would have been to scan one floor, duplicate the scan, continue onto the next as 3dshowcaseuk describes above...maybe I'll continue in that way from now on... Has anyone ever successfully joined two scans before? I would assume...
Matterapps - RSS Feed Acomeau15 7 2 yearsMetroplex360 (8620): Just a note to anyone reading this -- I'm not keeping track of who is actively using MatterStats. I've kept the app/tool rather simple and avoided storing any data that is not necessary. If I had a vocal userbase, I would perhaps make feature requests. One idea is to actually pull the information automatically once a day and cache it. This would speed up loading tremendously. In addition, I could potentially allow feeds to be setup by...
Mattertag Appearance Distance! abalkhail 2 2 yearsJuMP (952): Hello Abdullah, It is possible, please send me email at We can talk about it in detail. Thank you JuMP team from China
Best Camera Height? Helen 5 2 yearsaristepp (58): I agree completely. I started shooting at the recommended 60 inches and I found that I shot a lot of ceiling space and that it was so high that my photos were oddly lobbed off at the bottom. 60 inches is just too high. 4.5 to 5 is right. No matter how high the ceiling is, you don't want lobbed off images and I sell a lot of packages, image and walk through.
First Full Matterport Model: Comments? Senojev 4 2 yearsMetroplex360 (8620): @Senojev - You can probably get away with disabling the scan in the upstairs bathroom that shows the camera reflected in the mirror and shower door as you have a perfect scan right beyond it that will still allow full navigation. In the Master Bathroom, you may want to disable the scan that reflects the Matterport Camera too ... would you have been able to have scanned that one just a tad bit over so that the camera wouldn't've been caught in...
Controlling Panning for Highlight Reel George_WALKINTOUR 2 2 yearsShowcas3D (145): @aznparkranger did you ever get a response on this? this is what I found on MP's website: Extra: Fine-tune Panning While a Guided Tour is playing, you will notice a gentle pan when viewing each Highlight. The direction of this pan is determined by the preceding transition, and follows the same viewport movement. For example, if the viewport turns to the right when moving from Highlight A to Highlight B, the pan will continue moving to the...
Renovation Clients? Before/After Slider Tool DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsUserName (586): The only difference between a photograph of a room and the room viewed in Matterport seems to be the controls that appear on top of the model, as seen here .. Take away those controls and thumbnail images, and there's your "BEFORE" photo. If the goal is to show how a Showcase model looks with all controls visible, you could compare those two photos. Note that...
Cold job site with Matterport Camera? Ramblinman 6 2 yearsMarcel (337): Lol we're on the other side of spectrum in Australia. Average temp these past few weeks being 90-100° F. The camera seems to handle it. No problems with scanning so far but omg it's hot... #hotashell #wishitwouldsnow
Kickboxing gym Ramblinman 4 2 yearsTrustedPhotoDC (919): The height of the ring should not matter. If the camera can see the top of the ring when scanning from the floor, you will just add additional geometry. If you were to add a second floor(i.e. the ring), Matterport would most likely combine in the stitching and publishing and give you back only one floor.
Mono-pod for matterport scanner. Skyview 6 2 yearsRGO (100): Hi....we use a tripod on WHEELS. So a big job, we just push along the mounted MP and tripod. No heavy lifting;) rgo
Stained glass windows Sandiemcr 4 2 yearsSandiemcr (43): Thank you This is a Catholic Church and so is covered with stained glass. You can see some coloured light coming in but cannot see items through them. So should they be marked as windows?
Do I need a Custom MP VR App for this? ArtisticConcepts 5 2 yearsArtisticConcepts (595): Thank you guys! What about mattertags in VR?
File Storage and Memory Management Spencerlasky 1 2 yearsSpencerlasky (70): I've jumped in, I did get a dedicated iPad yet with 128 or what ever the max is now so currently I'm working with my 64gig iPad. I've gone through and optimized the space pretty well doing a re-install to wipe out the memory grab of certain apps. My question is can we use something to back up these iPads, save the models because I may want to add to these? And be able to drag them in and out of these app as needed. I think I know the answer -...
First Pix 4D model - Not impressed pixelray 20 2 yearsRamblinman (46): I couldn't agree more @pixelray. I'm hoping you took the trial version of the software before purchasing it?! A lot of what we have done in the last year has been trial & error. Thank goodness we have some tech support to help us when we clearly messed things up!
Proceed With Caution: Atome 360 Pano Head Gransky 8 2 yearsGransky (103): @chemistrydoc - Please let me know if you receive anything. I too received a notice that it shipped without a tracking number. It's been well over a month for me and NOTHING!
Matterport for Construction Projects? Ramblinman 11 2 yearsDannyBasting (1171): @Ramblinman I've been rather busy so my response got a bit delayed SOrry fot that. You can read about the application I mentioned earlier over here. It will. That's the only reason I invested in the Matterport camera. They told me the that while in beta, the service will be free. When fully released, they will charge a small fee for this service. I use the data as t is. I took some measurements during my first scans and compared...
Edit a 360° panorama in Photoshop (iGuide) Chris_iGuide 5 2 yearsChris_iGuide (202): @Baxter Yes, you can edit the whole thing as one image if you like. However, editing the fisheye images fits better into my workflow.
Hyperlink in Description lucadeal 1 2 yearslucadeal (58): Hi everyone! One of my clients is asking me if it's possible to make a portion of the "description" clickable, as well as the word "" - to clarify: the word "" becomes automatically an hyperlink (please refer to the attached image), he'd like to have the same for the other two links, is there any chance to accomplish that? the model is:...
Plymouth Rock and Plymouth Plantation Scans RGO 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): @RGO Please do share your Matterport scans of these historic locations. Please see this forum post: ✓ Is Matterport VR Available on iPhone? There are no other options today (6 January 2017) for converting Matterport Spaces to VR. Samsung Gear VR + Matterport VR app + your scan: is the best way to showoff Matterport VR. Best, Dan
Tip>Processing the Same Model Multiple Times DanSmigrod 13 2 yearsJonJ (1417): It does not replace the previous model. You will end up with multiple copies on your account.
Scan multi-level without stairs? PhotoJoe 7 2 yearsJonJ (1417): If you scan the stairs to connect the floors, will the model turn out correctly if you trim them off before uploading? Just curious. I have never had to do this before, but you never know...
Property Release Form: How? When? Why? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsArtisticConcepts (595): Thank you for offering the Sample Forms Library! I complete the tour details the night before the scan and I pull a photo from Google SV. I have the form preloaded in my iPadPro upon arrival. The agent or owner signs it directly in Acrobat Pro with an Apple Pencil just before I have them give me an "Open House" Tour (I ask them to show me the home just as if I were a qualified and interested buyer. That way I know what features they...
Tip: how avoid mirror reflection PedroAvilez 9 2 yearsJonJ (1417): Drum roll please.... original showcase Better or worse? You be the judge. Feedback welcome! Jon
Matterport Case George_WALKINTOUR 7 2 yearsGeorge_WALKINTOUR (85): Yes, like what JonJ said, like an Otterbox. It would make it a bit bulkier when scanning, but as long as it doesn't affect the camera it should be fine. When we got our camera from Matterport they added a sticker to the bottom that reads "Precision instrument, handle with care."
Advise Regarding Tripods Mario 3 2 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): Hello @Mario and welcome to the Forum. Here is the We Get Around Matterport Gear and Accessories shopping list (We recommend this tripod and head for Matterport PROs). ( Buy Tripod | Buy Head) Also, this video (above) will likely be helpful to you too. Happy holidays, Dan P.S. Here is our shopping list on Amazon. ( Tripods, heads) --- We Get Around is an Amazon Affiliate.
Anyone ever scanned a cavern? ArtisticConcepts 6 2 yearsHawaiiTour (22): Hawaii Big Island Lava Tube. LED lighting.
slow a transition between images? Lizzg 8 2 yearsLizzg (127): Thank you @Gerhard, I'll give it a try!
Limiting the Horizon Line of Matterport? srennick 3 2 yearsterrygrant (34): We install floor and wall tiles so have much the same issue sometimes. What I have done is to set the camera lower on the tripod, you have to experiment a little. This reduces the size of the blurred area on the floor and has the advantage of not seeing the camera in any mirrors. I guess if you set it very low then you would certainly be more focused on the floor. Good Luck. Terry
Matterport Essential Shopping List: 20-Items DanSmigrod 17 2 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): Hi All, The We Get Around Matterport Gear and Accessories Shopping List and video (above) may be helpful whether you are just preparing a budget to buy a Matterport Camera or just bought one. Happy holidays, Dan
Starting point for Dollhouse and Walkthru reality360imaging 3 2 yearsDSPhoto (112): No BUT you can set your doll house view and then set a delay before going to your walkthrough starting point. look for the "ts" option in the link below.
guest house 1/2 mile away JMEPhotos Jump to first page37Jump to last page 2 yearsAlex_iGuide (301): That is bang on. When talking about 3D tour navigation options, it is important to keep in mind demographics of the users, especially the paying ones (agents), but also home owners and how computer-savvy they are. Here are some statistics for US, there is a lot more to be found at the source link below. "The median age of all REALTORS® is 58... The typical home size is 1,500 square feet... The typical home owner is 55 years old, and has...
Issues with Model TourFactoryUT 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): @TourFactoryUT Moving this discussion to here ... Help: Model won't load, gray screen Identical issue? Dan
Just got our first REALLY BIG project JohnLoser 17 2 yearsLizzg (127): John, Well done, it looks great!
New model ready almost 500 shots Wyzlo 23 2 yearsWyzlo (100): @JohnLoser Yes, every day you open the same model In capture app And add the new ones. I will go again to finish a better view in Dollhouse. (and the parking spaces (entrance to the House)
Pictures for MLS from Scan Lmccauley57 6 2 yearsjustinv (1021): Here is a video produced by photoshop that might help you next time. They have great videos but their written tutorials are not to clear and hard to follow. I have used this method to remove the listing sign out of the yard, stains off drive, etc. clickable text
Cold calling and knocking on doors cire385 9 2 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): I just did a Skype chat with a new Member of the We Get Around Referral Network. The Member starting a Matterport Service Provider business and is cold calling real estate agents. He likes people. He likes the process of cold calling. What advice would you have given him? (Either about cold calling or a different marketing strategy?) Thanks, Dan
Add content inside matterport rob_thn 8 2 yearsMetroplex360 (8620): When Matterport releases a public Javascript API, I'll be making this a reality. In the meantime, I have some plans to make a browser extension that will allow everything to work.
5 Story Dallas Uptown Townhome Matterport Metroplex360 11 2 yearsMetroplex360 (8620): 212
Pro Tip: How To Find Plagiarism RenderingSpace 5 2 yearsVRealExperience (115): Nice job rendering. I must admit, when I first started and tried getting the word out, I almost did this. Then I thought, and decided against using the old "How would I feel". I settled that if I ever wanted to I will seek permission, as that's what I would want". It was this very experience, that made me rethink my whole strategy. I decided to go big or go home, and now am hiring a professional web developer/hoster, and...
TIP: Try Sotheby's Real Estate office HawaiiTour 4 2 yearsleeverdon (178): Most of the Sotheby's offices now own their own Matterport camera(s). The agents get to use the camera for a minimal fee of $100 I have been told. Give your local office a try but try not to reveal MP in your pitch.
Video Editing Service Suggestions frstbubble 9 2 yearsfrstbubble (589): As of right now we are holding our own shooting and editing. But I foresee a time when shooting will take all of our time and that editing will have to be parted out. I am just getting a game plan together so when that happens it will be a seamless transition with no downtime. In the near future, I will message each of you separately to discuss details. Thanks for the replies
Questions from a prospect....advice? VRealExperience 2 2 yearsDSPhoto (112): You license the work to them based on how they plan on using it. More exposure and time means more money How you go about that is a whole other ball game. Other random thoughts: Remember to keep licensing fees seperate from production fees. Do not qoute a price that combines production with licensing. It makes it hard to place proper value to each. Avoid licensing for more 3 years at a time and list the licensing for a second year. Don't...
MatterPort OBJ - SolidWorks LRA 3 2 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): @LRA I could imagine that the Matterport Object File (.obj) is too large to manipulate. You may want to convert the .obj to a file format that is manageable. Any of these Matterport .obj conversions by Veriscian ( @JoshReadhead ) helpful? Best, Dan
Experience with Publicity/Press srennick 2 2 yearsGlennTremain (1642): @gonecoastalsc has AND had a TV station feature them.
Disable a scan in Workshop? Dolloff 5 2 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): @Queen_City_3D Yes. We find it VERY ANNOYING that we can not disable a scan that we want for a SnapShot. For example, we want a wide shot of the kitchen for the Matterport Spaces 3D Tour "thumbnail" ... So, we would like to scan from the corner of the room. That same scan, we want to hide after we use it as a "thumbnail" ... no can do. Seems obvious to all of us. (The good news is Matterport reads every word of the We...
Mattertags not showing on certain devices. Scannen 6 2 yearsScannen (40): I found a solution. After trying various things as disabling VR showcase, erasing mattertags, contacting matterport for support (non given), I did the last thing missing, "Duplicating Model and process it again". After duplicating it and reprocess the model I got the mattertags to work. I still don´t know what happened before but this was the solution to this issue. The only thing I see now is that my highlight reel includes every...
Advice and/or Tips needed with huge scan JC3DCX 6 2 yearsMeshImages (394): Hello JC3DCX, we did a large congress center with more than 150.000sqf recently, combinig 16 individual models, which we have linked together with mattertags. The final tour has 40 models in total (including copies of models with different starting points). We managed to process models up to 377 scanpoints, BUT I would strongly recommend to stay within the limit of 200 points. The model with 377 scanpoints does not work properly in Core VR as...
Word Tracks htimsabbub23 2 2 yearsDouglasMeyers (676): In sort, I first design a flyer that I will send either before of after (once I get all of their cards and they are always on the counter when you walk in). You will pretty much only ever meet the receptionist, get her name and the name of the Broker in charge. Ask when they do sales meetings and if you can talk to someone that can say yes. Leave the same flyer you designed and will send in an e-mail either before or after. Take your i pad in...
Models Shared with you.. limit? Acomeau15 3 2 yearsAcomeau15 (52): Dan, Thanks for your response! answered my question completely. Will note format for future to make interpretation a little easier. Cheers! Alex
MP in MLS question Joelbcollins 11 2 yearsBillJones (1): Easy to do, one link. On my site I upload the clients images, tours ect on a date basis. 1610 (2016, October) / address. For the tour I have one html template I plug in the address and maybe youtube url. They then paste in the url to the mls virtual tour link. Loads the gallery, 360 virtual tour (I'm old school) and a youtube video.
Matterport Scanning Tips: Outdoors DanSmigrod 16 2 yearsunewe (19): One of my first projects was this museum. The owner wanted to show the illuminated fountain and line outdoors. I tried that while you were walking outside the sky were getting darker. It was a little difficult because of the few lights, the scans couldn't properly be aligned.
Do you know what this button does? GlennTremain 3 2 yearsCLE3D (193): Hahaha this is great, thanks for a little laugh this morning!
Photo download tool 3Dwalkmethru 3 2 yearsDanSmigrod (16921):
Matterport deal I received at a trade show. jmprop 2 2 yearsGlennTremain (1642): Congrats
Example of Matterport specific Proposal Cabrahams 2 2 yearsDSPhoto (112): I don't have a proposal to offer you but part of my consideration for using Matterport is how to license the work. If you are creating content to be used in marketing you have to license the use of the work for a specific amount of time. If not you will eventually pay for the hosting of your clients scan out of your own pocket. As for what that licensing fee should be? Good question.
Feedback on My First Scan plorenz 3 2 yearsRadie842 (238): I think nit looks great. congratulations!!!!
Hyperlinking a mattertag 3Dwalkmethru 8 2 yearsJC3DCX (808): It works like a dream, :-)
Constructive Criticism Wanted vchelf 8 2 yearsProperty3dNZ (610): @vchelf Sorry jumping on the band wagon a bit late! This is a great scan for your first one! Everybody has a personal preference with the height of the tripod - personally I put it lower so that it doesn't feel like I'm going to hit my head on door ways etc but also so I don't feel like I'm having to look all the way down at the ground for your next cirle/scan. Same goes for having the camera showing in the bathroom - I'm not bothered by this...
Avoid redirect to on iOS/Android mori 10 2 yearsrpetersn (1840): Hi @TuanDinh - Sounds great! Please do reach out if there's anything we can do to help. @3DscannUK - You rule....thanks so much for the plug here. So very appreciated. :beer:
Issues Scanning Room Behind Bedroom Door mpmare00 4 2 yearsmpmare00 (4): Thanks for the detailed reply. I plan to go back to the property and start that room over. Ill post the results. Thanks!
Huge property w two basements Cabrahams 8 2 yearsCabrahams (61): Thanks for all of the responses to this question. Not only were there two separate basement spaces w two separate staircases leading down but also two upper level spaces w two separate staircases leading up. I guess Gary's explanation was the easiest to process for some reason. Anyway, the model turned out great: Thanks again! Charlie
Front House Photo for Intro vchelf 6 2 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): @newview We Get Around Associate Photographer and Architect @YairYepez created the Matterport Spaces 3D Tour (above). The Google Earth Fly-In 3D Video (below) was created by Inspirational Views ( @pirusan ). For details, please see this Matterport User Group Forum thread: 20 Questions Live: FLY-IN 3D Video Thanks for asking :cool: Dan
Slideshow / Walkthrough -> Continuous play? suncoastskyview 4 2 yearsHarlanHambright (1453): Where the heck do I add and edit showcase URL parameters? (I've got the model linking thing down!)
Ready Action Tablet Mounts Cabrahams 4 2 yearsskycamguatemala (22): Nise product. I am using this with an iPad mini, so then I free my arms to move The tripod around I got It at Amazon too.
360 View spherical photo download? Helen 2 2 years3Dwalkmethru (286): @Helen that would be awesome!
Create different starting points mori 3 2 yearsjntooker (109): And what do we do with them? Can you provide some more detail on "using these codes combined with coordinates"?
Something Strange want to call Ghostbusters Gerhard 4 2 yearsRobinLycka (715): I`m going to place my bet on the palmtree that´s captured outside the bedroom. Probably happened due to the way the pointcloud splits the floors, and the palm tree is perceived as ground floor, the first floor bedroom right next to it is perceived as part of ground floor due to it being the same height to the slanted ceiling. There´s a hole in the mesh in the bedroom wall, maybe a trim line that´s placed to close to the wall from the outside....
Have you got problems with Mattertags? Wyzlo 3 2 yearsWyzlo (100): Thanks I don't want to be seen from more angles, as is a tag por each piece of art. so putting the extension it only will make a more dirty model. My problem is that they move suddenly, and they apear in a other part of the space. not where I put them.
Filters 3Dwalkmethru 11 2 yearssmcclell (154): The 360Degree outside views spoken on this post
First Scan Tips & Advice tomjones2787 2 2 yearsJonJ (1417): Hi @tomjones2787, First of all, I will say that overall, this was a good scan. You did a good job with the scan placement. Navigation through the property was smooth and natural. There were a couple of areas that could have used additional scan points to fill in for the dollhouse view. Most of these were by the large windows where the sun was shining in. When this is the case, shut the blinds and rescan the areas doing the best you can to...
MUG Forum Member Struggling to Get Business DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): Related Matterport User Group Forum thread: Business is Slow: 25 ideas from 25 Matterport Pros Other MUG Forum threads to help this Pro? Dan
Nikon Full Frame Cameras & WP3D Pic Gallery pixelray 13 2 yearsrpetersn (1840): @pixelray - I would not remove that rule. If you recall, this was other custom code that was created for you in response to a different gallery customization you requested in the past. Removing this rule would affect all of your existing gallery layouts at "desktop" sizes.
Pro Tips>When the View Outside is Everything DanSmigrod 2 2 yearssuncoastskyview (175): As always, Dan. You are a lifesaver. Thanks so much for sharing your expertise. Best, Rick Odato Sarasota, FL
Blog Posts: Photography For Real Estate DanSmigrod 29 2 yearsDanSmigrod (16921):
Zillow and other major Listing sights? cire385 8 2 yearsalsangio (46): @rpetersn thank you! Will read and get back to you!
Matterport Scanning Tip: Room-to-Room DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsJMEPhotos (19): Dan, I have been practicing on a home that has a home tender in and the scan of the house went well but missed a few scans in the entrance hallway so went back over today and added 4 more scans in the hall then uploaded, The new scans did not work. Any tips? Thank You, Marshall
Single page listing htimsabbub23 5 2 yearsJonJ (1417): I provide them to my clients and they are included with the virtual tour. They don't cost me anything since I am now using the WP3D plugin. If they want a custom url (.info), I do charge a small fee ($10). It is a great way to drive additional traffic to your website instead of to Matterports. They usually have a sign rider that they put in the front yard to get attention to the neighbors and anyone driving by looking at houses in the...
Composing Presentation Video NKH_Controls 9 2 yearslisahinson (778): @DustinRobinson ditto
The mothership has landed! leeverdon 14 2 yearsfranmts (175): @leeverdon This model has 443 scans in workshop. The new iPad should save you some time, 10-20%. But the main problem is the distance between walls.. it was huge 35-40 meters with no obstacles in the way.. so it was very difficult to find a good configuration for the boxes and had to go up and down with the camera uncountable times. Happened many misaligned points as well that if I didn't pay attention would create several errors in the model....
Need tips and advice on shoot ben629 3 2 yearsron0987 (964): @Ben629, I think it looks good, I think the time of scan was good, obviously its a business where the time you can scan is limited, but with the windows up front you were not dealing with sunlight on top of everything else.
Matterport Showcase Keyboard Shortcuts DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): The following helpful documentation is from the Matterport Knowledge Base. ---- Below is a list of keyboard shortcut commands to quickly navigate through Showcase. Global 1: Switch to "Panorama" view 2: Switch to "Dollhouse" view 3: Switch to "Floorplan" view R: Move up one floor F: Move down one floor P: Open main menu, which contains "capture mode" options for video creation. ...
MP Support Slower Than..... BrianM 7 2 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): Why Tech Support Is (Purposely) Unbearable
Recovering a shoot 3Dwalkmethru 6 2 yearsaerialpixels (142): Is it even possible to 'backup' the shoot files that are on the Matterport Capture app into external storage?
How to automatically show navigation aids geastham 4 2 yearsgeastham (4): Thanks @3DscannUK! Worked perfectly!
Must begin on lowest level? BayAreaAdam 17 2 yearssstarkey (16): @Bill,very impressive model by the way. One question I have is why don't you outdoor scans show up in the dollhouse view? you can move around and go between the house and casita and also down by the pool but done of the walkway is in the dollhouse view. I guess I'm confused why its not shown.
Obj file need some help Wyzlo 12 2 yearsWyzlo (100): @danSmigrod I'm a Real Estate Agent since 2006 my focus is in trying to offer what we can do You know the time in this industry gives you a lot of contact with all related profesional in the Industry. All the possibilities are just by extending my hand the best arquitecs the best Interior designers the best developers. So if we have nothing to offer them (just the tour) I will forget this matter. and offer just what you see is what you...
I can see circles from above Wyzlo 9 3 yearsWyzlo (100): @Mikesobay All floors are connected Where do you see that is not connected?
Matterport Syndication to 3rd party sites? Cindiewozniak 12 3 yearspirusan (184): All, or at least most of the virtual Tour websites like Tour Factory or Real Tour vision offer syndication. So, if the Realtor is using one of those platforms they are going to ask about syndication. In any case, the most significant and, I would say the only relevant, syndication is done through the local MLS, hands down. Gus
OBJ file - lack of understanding lisahinson 4 3 yearslisahinson (778): @jscottsmith and @GarySnyder thank you. It made more sense viewing the 2 YouTube links.
Drone + Matterport BabluN 18 3 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): Photography For Real Estate (PFRE) (6 June 2016) Are You Confused About US Drone Regulations?
Sunlight Issues Inside Homes BayAreaAdam 9 3 yearsJonJ (1417): @steve3d your comment is true. However, if you strategically position the scan away from the window, but still encompassing the "black hole" this should not pose a problem in the dollhouse view.
Some window shots good, others bad DigitalImageries 1 3 yearsDigitalImageries (43): Even when scanning in the late afternoon, spins further away from windows display ultra brighty. Spins closer to the windows are great. Is there a way of balancing the light across all spins?
Re-use partial scan? MagnusM 10 3 yearsBarrieFisherPhoto (34): Thank you!!!
Learnings from scanning an old B-17 airplane Tosolini 9 3 yearsDreammachine (34): Excellent approach. I think that giving in advance of asking for an immediate sale is the way to go.
schematics not appearing on link sent to us Dalivingston 4 3 yearsDalivingston (4): have to remember not to look for things on the ipad ...duh
Tutorial instructions BabluN 7 3 yearsAPN (37): thanks!!
Clearance below camera Lizzg 5 3 yearsQueen_City_3D (2029): Yup... Troll is very visible there:D I also see there was a pair of boots by the front door which were removed later on. It's a good reminder that 360 degrees is a full perspective and we have to watch what we put down and move and remember where we, and all our gear, are in relation to the camera.
Pre/Post Matterport Scan Check List htimsabbub23 8 3 yearsjscottsmith (106): For reference, here's a thread I started a while ago. I'll be comparing the above to my notes to build a master list. Thanks for all the suggestions!
HTML Code to create intuitive Facebook Tour Dolloff 4 3 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): @Dolloff Great! BTW ... Also, your Standard We Get Around Referral Network Membership includes the free use of WP3D Models WordPress Plugin. Among the many features, simply check the Auto-Start box rather keeping track of things like: &play=1 Here's a Summary of Membership Benefits. Here's more about WP3D Models ... Dan
Calling potential clients suncoastskyview 4 3 yearssuncoastskyview (175): Thank you for your wise advice. I'll be on the phone if you need me!
Walk through ... How to save it locally ? PedroAvilez 4 3 yearsWyzlo (100): Using quicktime to record the screen as you do the tour to the property is one option
Editing - New Black spots on Windows why? walk360 9 3 yearswalk360 (43): Thanks for your recommendations JonJ and Pirusan! The extra scans we did was to covered some black spaces on the iPad so the Dollhouse will look perfect... yes it took us an extra hour to do those but one of our selling strategies are the dollhouses and we like them to be as close to perfect as possible. Like you both said, at this point I'll be trinng anything I can to make those black holes look better. thanks,
Trimming BabluN 5 3 yearsdanmorell (73): Hi - How tight do you trim? I've seen it noted not to trim to close as it will effect or cut up the walls of the tour. In turn, I've been hesitant to trim too tight and effect the walls. Thank you for your feedback!
Scanning a Cave 360Verbeelding 7 3 yearsBrianM (148): Send that out for the new schematic floor plan and see what comes back. That wound be interesting.
Mobile charging? 9,000 SQ FT project Jake 10 3 yearsAdamplatinumHD (31): @jake I scanned a huge mansion (5 hours) and the ipad battery lingered on 2% for a while before dying on the second to last scan. I charged and scanned the remaining scans. Like others have said the MP is great, it's the ipad that is the problem. Just don't chase the battery life like I did!
Queues For Successful Scan Outdoors thebiggerpicture 11 3 yearsJonJ (1417): When I say done, I mean you have captured everything in the space that you want/are able to in the first pass. There may still be areas that need to be filled in due to excessive sunlight. In this case I will move on to the next space and then circle back to the first room when light conditions are more favorable. I only do this if there are no blinds or shades that I can close. If there are shades, I just close them to capture the geometric...
Time Saver Tip!!! How to Move Many Scans judysmithre 6 3 yearscraigsauer (997): The Capture App and Matterport processing actually don't care if you do all the scans on one floor. But it makes a mess of the floorplan sketch view on the Capture app if you do it.
Any trouble linking to MLS? BDPelton 5 3 yearsIPM (34): The realtors I have worked with use the link, using http instead of https. Does embedded code display differently in MLS?
Closets and wardrobes to fill dollhouse RobinLycka 7 3 yearsRobinLycka (715): @Jamie I tried your method yesterday, worked like a charm. I was surprised that I could even move into the area where the door was closed in the first round. I kind of expected it to be perceived as a "wall" in the walkthrough, and that you could only move up to the scan point outside the door. Very happy that the result was otherwise, albeit not needed as it was only a utility and a small cloakroom. Thanks for the suggestions :)
Workshop Failed to Load (for specific model) Queen_City_3D 8 3 yearsPetraSoderling (703): Hmm.. weird. The Workshop icon has changed for me and instead of the green/blue color box that says 'Workshop' it is now showing one or more screenshots from a room. This happens with all of my customer accounts right now. I've emailed MP, hope to hear from them soon.
Tip for MLS's that use "MATRIX" Queen_City_3D 4 3 yearsSourxstar (31): as a realtor this happens with most links posted in the virtual tour need to chop off the entire https:// for it to always work.
security issue ArchimedStudio 14 3 yearsArchimedStudio (391): @smcclell Good find? Do you mean in a good or bad way?
Warehouse shoot kevingame 3 3 yearskevingame (1): That's great, thanks for the response. I'll post my results!
One Model - Multiple People Want It pixelray 17 3 yearspixelray (367): I am following the advice of a long time real estate photographer. He DOES NOT use agreements/contracts. He said in over 25 years of service, he has only had 3 issues and those issues were easily handled. I have researched this subject too - it seems it's about half and half. A lot do contracts and a lot don't. I see both sides and decided for myself to keep it simple. The only thing I use is a simple email informing clients that they are...
PayPal alternative suggestions? pixelray 15 3 yearspixelray (367): Update: I started using Wave Apps, so thanks to you guys that mentioned it. I love how it does invoicing and connects to my business account and I really love their receipt app that lets you take pics of your receipts and then tracks it all. Love the financial reports too! Fantastic product imo.
Tip of the Day: Custom URL for Matterport 3D DanSmigrod 3 3 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): @lisahinson 1. About the logo you see in the bottom left (when you play the Matterport 3D tour), we use WP3D Models WordPress Plugin. (The use of WP3D Models is free for Standard and Premium Members of the We Get Around Referral Network.) [Please email me if you would like us to upgrade you to Standard from Basic Membership.] 2. Yes. We created a sub-domain in GoDaddy. Easy, fast and affordable. (Bundle or offer as an Optional Extra)...
Tip of the Day: Two scans of the Garage RenderingSpace 10 3 yearskreativelement (4): hasn't Matterport stated they will be rolling this part out soon ?
Tip of the Day: Scan an area twice RenderingSpace 8 3 yearsProperty3dNZ (610): I do this on a regular basis and it works just fine! - keep in mind that the on the 3D model it sometimes has the curtains shut
Matterport Crash Test Results RenderingSpace 6 3 yearskenangiguere (43): Thanks for posting! I do lock doors when my camera is in front of it. Especially the front door! I've always been nervous about someone knocking it over.
Matterport Cloud and File Downloads BDPelton 3 3 yearsron0987 (964): Hi @BDPelton, the actual models are all hosted in the cloud/Matterport server and accessed thru their access portal and there is no way to download a finished model. You can download an OBJ file which can be used with other software programs but in that format are useless to show as a model. An OBJ is more of a 3D modeling format that can be converted to be used for again other programs. I hope that helps. Ron
How does the Dollhouse View get created BDPelton 4 3 yearssuncoastskyview (175): Yes, the dollhouse view and floor-plan are automatically created.
Hiding the camera in the Bathroom Mirror lisahinson 16 3 yearslisahinson (778): Thanks again, everyone!
Seemingly long upload ? ScanMan 2 3 yearslisahinson (778): The same thing happened to me on one last week with very few scans - It finally showed up. Yours probably will too!
Has anyone ever shot this?... Cabrahams 6 3 yearsJamie (1789): Well done. Looks great
Distance between scans for warehouse? Cindiewozniak 16 3 yearsvincent (52): bring some objects to place in the wide open space the more objects the better consider sticking large squares of different colored paper to the walls every so often too zig zag as much as possible last thing pay attention to where the last scan is placed delete it if its been misplaced before you proceed
Password protection Aghachi101 9 3 yearsAghachi101 (7): @rpetersn thank you for the info.. Please let me know when you have a moment to chat.
Posting a Tour on YouTube CharlesMcKenna 9 3 yearsThe_Becker_Group (4): I installed the trial version of Snagit to see if it would work for us, but I'm not able to insert any stills, or an introduction page. I'd also like to end with a call to action page. Any suggestions? Your YouTube vids look great! How did you get a copy of your walkthrough without all the arrows and blue circles on the floor?
Published Notification Letter to Clients Wonderdawg 7 3 yearsStevenHattan (1510): @rpetersn getting really close to buying....
Pixels skewing on walkthru video kmjennings 16 3 yearskmjennings (1): Congratulations Alex! @alx3D
What I miss with Matterport/Workshop KPunsvik 4 3 yearsQueen_City_3D (2029): @KPunsvik If I understand your concern correctly about "* “How to navigate”-pop-up disappears when enabling walkthrough.", there's an easy fix for that.... For that, you can customize your code as follows: ----------------------------------------------------------- Always show, or always hide, navigation help The help screen will display the first time a Matterport user loads a model. To ALWAYS show help, add the &help=1...
Too many scans? suncoastskyview 7 3 yearsMikesobay (127): This is the summary of Matterport's recommendation, similar to what @Lbelland stated above. Source, with full explanation in the context of creating a complete mesh "As you’re creating models now, keep in mind that this data could be used for a number of applications in the future. That’s why it’s so important to scan thoroughly, and try to get behind furniture and into every nook and cranny. (Remember, if you over-scan, you can...
Powered by...... Alticon 5 3 yearskenangiguere (43): You can add a new "cover image" which shows up before you hit play, which is what wp3models and other providers do, but once you hit that play button it will load the actual Matterport tour and the typical Matterport logo will display. That is the part you cannot remove. A cover image can be manually created several ways with CSS overlayed images. A play button, and logo placed over the Matterport tour thumbnail for instance. Upon...
Cold calling.... yep.... Dennis_N 11 3 yearsJCHAFE (28): thank God I dont have to cold call. I was doing real estate photography, yard sign installation and measurements for over 6 years for 100's of agents. All I had to do to get started was fire off a sample via email to my contact list that had a 90% open rate, and add a sample to my email signature and watch the inquires come in. Everyone loves it!
Model orientation on iPad Hamid 2 3 yearsjosephthomp (61): I saw this on the forum a couple weeks back from another member who gave the tip of aligning the camera on the very first scan. If you align it squarely with the walls of the building it will align on the ipad. I can't recall but I think if you start with the camera facing North it then North will be at the top on the iPad, maybe the original member can gave that tip can confirm. It's a great tip for all of us who are type A.
Mini HD Projector Perfect for Presentations Cabrahams 14 3 yearssmcclell (154): Good to know. I think you may be right. You can get medium sized ones that may do the job better but still be portable enough to take around. Thanks for the update :)
My first scan BabluN 8 3 yearsBabluN (49): @Queen_City_3D and @Max_Sodomovskiy, thanks, will try that...!
Scanning a Concert Venue virtuallytheredfw 3 3 yearsMetroplex360 (8620): If you find a good hiding spot, you can see the next concert for free!
Matterport 3D and VR Scanning Masters Class DanSmigrod 20 3 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): Thank you to Westcott Properties Inc. President/Principal Broker Joy E. Riley for this kind shout-out about the Workshop. Westcott Properties has officers in Providence and East Greenwich, RI, Boston and Palm Beach, FL.
Marketing or Advertising childert 7 3 yearsDigitalImageries (43): Cathie have you posted on this site any of the ideas concerning marketing to retirement communities? I am preparing to do a presentation next June for eRetirement community folks and am looking for good marketing stratagies.
Ticking noise while scanning? 3dHouseScan 12 3 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): @Bill Seems like a great opportunity for Matterport to surprise and delight with a loaner program: especially because we are all the early adapters / key influencers. I can not even imagine being without the Camera for 2-4 weeks. I recall that happened to you when you needed the Camera re-calibrated. Enjoy your weekend. We're expecting 12-18 inches of snow Saturday in NYC and wind gusts up to 55 mph. I am glad I flew in early for Inman...
Insurance advice DaveFahrny 10 3 yearsMetroplex360 (8620): Like Carlos, I also contacted The process was simple and I'm happy.
Matterport Boot Camp Basic Training Workshop DanSmigrod 7 3 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): We still have two openings in the Boot Camp Basics Workshop. Thanks, Dan
Single Property Website Jamie 22 3 yearsbrettmars (1): This was
Showcase Skins pixelray 10 3 yearsandreabortolot (58): Marcel thank you for the product!
Are you alone? DigitalImageries 11 3 yearsPieroBortolot (217): Nobody in the house... Sometimes the camera shoots a bullet!
Color correction? Hopscotch 7 3 yearsHopscotch (103): Thanks Ron, super helpful!
Saving Scans to Free Up Space DaveFahrny 2 3 yearsContextImaging (10): I delete my models on my ipad once they are uploaded and are looking good online. I've had only one instance where I needed to go back and change a window on the 2nd floor balcony of this one listing because it cut down through to the first floor and made navigation in that area impossible. So I don't immediately delete once uploaded, but rather once I know the scan is rendered properly.
Crazy Shoot / Crazy Solution Metroplex360 4 3 yearsMetroplex360 (8620): Tosolini - Thanks for posting the link to that thread. I read it and it was VERY interesting. I will say, the method I used relied on being able to run around with the Matterport and look VERY silly. I imagine in the church that you shot, running outside and back in would have been IMPOSSIBLE.
List of Matterport iFrame Embed Code Tips DanSmigrod 6 3 yearsShane (91): The links above have expired for what ever reason but the following links have the same useful information.
Disable scans to improve load time? RobinLycka 8 3 yearsInvelop (121): @3SscannUK Next time you do a large model...don't delete scans from the ipad, just contact MP support and they'll transfer your model onto the larger back-end server. We just did a 19k sq ft house and it loads fine and stitched well with 300+ scans. Regardless, you did a great job on the above!
Something like placester in Spanish itsfer 13 3 yearsHortonTeam (4): Thanks. excited about V2 and branding. Anyone outsourcing with a VA that knows Matterport, Placesetter, and WP3D Models :) I would love to hire as well. :)
Short Survey for data gathering Tateo 18 3 yearsfranmts (175): Maybe it's a matter more of technology adoption timing and familiarity. What I mean by that is that any agent knows what to do with good quality photos and videos, 'cause they play nicely on MLS, any portal, people click and it plays. On the other hand we're selling mostly software, which isn't featured yet in Zillow and yet gives brokerages quite a hard time to embed on properties, there's lots of improvement on the back-end yet to be done......
Re-decorating using MP?? pixelray 10 3 yearspixelray (367): Queen City 3D: That's the first time I have seen that video. That is pretty cool. I wonder if that will ever happen. That video is pretty old.
Deactivating sweeps in current workshop MikeLjungbergTvedt 1 3 yearsMikeLjungbergTvedt (4): It seems we are unable to deactivate sweeps in the current workshop. We haven’t been able to produce models with the level change function either. Both functions have played a key role in our production method. We have just recaptured a mezzanine in a model initially produced in April and in order to connect the upstairs sweeps we had to capture 2 sweeps downstairs. Since the downstairs scene had changed we were planning on...
Note to non photographer newbie/buyiers... Dennis_N 8 3 yearsDennis_N (88): @DoyleRealtor Yes I ordered from B&H today.
Share Measureable Showcase With Client BrianM 7 3 yearssmcclell (154): It would be great if there was a way to easily give clients the ability to take measurements other than collaborating. I am finding that with how inaccurate it is I'm not sure what purposes it holds other than for me to measure for basic floorplans.
Other Uses 4 Marking Features: Window-Mirror DanSmigrod 10 3 yearsccctucker (154): The reason behind the markers is to stop the errant points that result from the IR penetrating the glass, resulting with skewed points that tell the computer that there may be another room there. When it can't find something else to verify or align to, it makes registration so much more difficult. This is why you see "overspray" in the dollhouse mode, the marker may have been put on, but there is a gap between the actual wall and...
Success in non Real Estate markets? Dennis_N 5 3 yearsdavidpylyp (178): OLD FOLKS HOMES who want to demonstrate their interiors to the kids who "help" decide online; Bars and Restaurants with live entertainment, where the customers see the venue and their seats; but the band can plan their stage. Why not a car dealer to display their garage and Services plus their showroom.... Insurance companies for risk assessments or claims verification. The uses are merely starting wherever anyone wants to share a...
Have You Ever Been Caught? BrianM 7 3 yearsmikeE (34): Thanks Bill! Very kind of you.
Matterport and Lighting KenBanks 8 3 yearsGarySnyder (1522): Hi Cyrus I've still not had a need for the lights as this was a very special case where I was supposed to shoot part of the VT up a very dark spiral stairs up to a tower but as I said it didn't happen. I'd be very interested in seeing what you design and produce as I have to admit I'm intrigued by your suggestion of printing a case for the camera. Best regards Gary
Brain Teaser #4 - Straight Versus Crooked DanSmigrod 16 3 yearsmikeE (34): Cool. Thanks for the clarification
Capture App Feature Request / Wishlist Bill 4 3 yearsAttractiveListing (4): I would love to set a thumbnail of the dollhouse view and then a separate starting point inside the house....
Remove security cameras from a business BrianM 10 3 yearsBill (274): This is good information mwaychoff as we are GSA Schedule Contract holders and we will soon be offering 3D Matterport Services through GSA. thx
Amazing new tech justinS 10 3 yearsDoyleRealtor (511): I have owned many phantoms and currently fly a inspire 1, what would you like to know?
Google 360 photographers Wonderdawg 7 3 yearsmikeE (34): Have you looked at the iris360 from ntech? I'v already ordered one but I'm a little torn on which one to go with.
Blinds Open-Blinds Shut seanminor 4 3 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): @seanminor 1. I begin capture with a compass so that, when possible, I do not have direct light into the windows. 2. If I can not avoid bright sun, I will do my best to capture the room anyway. Then, I will return to that room (during the same shoot) to add the "walk around" scans. (All other scans where needed for the Dollhouse, Floor Plan and to keep moving to the next space, BUT these "sunlight" scans get...
Agents Claiming These Can't "sell" a home. tydowning Jump to first page43Jump to last page 3 yearsDoyleRealtor (511): Our team was up against 2 other agents for a listing which we secured on Monday. The sellers stated they decided to work with us because of our cutting edge technology which of course included digital showings.
Sanning times REMAX_EDGE 2 3 yearsCarlosFHdz (598): At first, it takes longer because you're being conservative on the distance from scan to scan point. As you get more practice, it will be faster. You will start to push the distance from each scan, specially in bigger rooms. Now, we're at about 35 min per 1000 sqft. I personally did a 6300 sqft property in 3 hours and 4200 sqft property in 2 hours. The layout of the home is also a determining factor in time to scan. I would recommend...
Subterfuge in Marketing CathieRasch 1 3 yearsCathieRasch (115): We had an interesting revelation tonight. We are an early adopter in our area and, I believe, we have the first Matterport camera in our area. I've been working hard on our search rankings because Matterport is coming for the SC/NC Association of Realtors Convention which begins tomorrow. I did a search to see what my rankings are, imagine my surprise when videos came up when I typed Matterport Hilton Head Island! Turns out that someone is...
Matterport User Group Forum Member Map HarlanHambright 7 3 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): :beer: road trip to meet Matterpeeps :beer:
Getting Showcase ready for Gear VR headset Rik 7 3 yearsQueen_City_3D (2029): @kc1302 I agree that cardboard will be VR for the masses and I hope that Matterport VR Showcases will be available in that format. You can order google cardboard kits out of China for as little as $2.19 shipping included, which would make it affordable to buy several hundred to brand and hand out as promotional tools. Only effective though if the VR Showcases will work with Google Cardboard. That said, I've used some Google Cardboard apps...
Sky Light problems DigitalImageries 7 3 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): @DigitalImageries In your Capture workflow, when you have direct sunlight, do that space later in the shoot (as described by @ccctucker). When that's not possible - shooting a stairwell that has a skylight, for example – that you need to shoot to get to the next floor, shoot the stairwell anyway. Then, during the same shoot, return to the stair well to re-scan. In 3D Workshop, disable the original scans. Dan
Improving My Scans THRHHI 3 3 yearsTHRHHI (157): Thanks for the input Jamie. I understand what you said using the workshop. I went and researched and like your idea of shooting the closets if for nothing else to capture the data to fill in the dark spaces. That has been annoying me. Next on the list is the video aspect for my wife's real estate videos. So far the screen capture is way to choppy for my liking. I have tried several that i already have but not happy with the results. Always...
Download Screen Capture Errors Queen_City_3D 11 3 yearsrpetersn (1840): Hey Dan... Where would the static text come this something unique you'd want to enter/set for yourself? Or, could it use the name of the model? Something like this could be possible...but it'd be a bit more work on my end. Maybe we can put a bounty on this for me to put some more time into it? I'd be willing to continue to cover the hosting cost.
Rendering 3D furnishings in showcase Conor 3 3 yearsConor (13): thanks @DanSmigrod
Privacy / HIPPA rules Wonderdawg 6 3 yearsQueen_City_3D (2029): A few months ago I inquired to Matterport Support about the ability to obscure/"blur-out" objects in a scan. I mentioned that if a picture frame or something else is captured that the client would rather not be there, it would be neat to be able to draw around it in the Matterport Workshop and have that section then be obscured when scanned from the public model. They responded stating "a feature like you describe is already...
Best way to make a walk through video. Aghachi101 18 3 yearsJerry_D (31): Created this using snagit. Worked really well. It's more a promo video but includes a 'walk-through'
Marketing/users collaborate justinS 2 3 yearsCathieRasch (115): Justin, I am a real estate agent and I just ordered a Matterport. I can't wait for it to arrive. From an agent standpoint it 1)allows me to provide my sellers with better service and market their home in an innovative manner 2)gives the buyer the opportunity to view their home in 3D which may reduce the number of showings to people that were looking for a home that had x that this home does not 3)provides the prospective purchaser with a...
Changing start location of tour justinS 4 3 yearsjessetutt (67): Make sure all the lights are on. The lighting isn't that good in the space. I find the blue led lights make the spaces look harsher than they are so lighting can be an issue. I wish I had the basement during my college years!
Tagging image software Andrew 1 3 yearsAndrew (223): Hi all! May be this service will be helpful for you Andrew
Shooting Detached Garage and Above Gameroom seanminor 9 3 yearsJohnBecker (385): When you scan the second floor of the garage, it should be a separate "floor" that isn't the same as the second floor of the house. I had a situation like that and Bob Horn at Matterport said that two non-contiguous "second floors" would have to get separate floors assigned to them in Capture. This may have changed since then, but it seems like the safe way to do it.
Marketing Idea Queen_City_3D 10 3 yearsjimduquette (10): Items are always market to market. I ran a couple of properties on individual pages and had good traffic. We've had very good luck on the weekends with people texting in. At the end of the day, its all about lead capture. In an industry where we spend $1,000's/month on lead capture, getting 6-8 text ins every week off of 6-10 signs for $20/month is a good return on investment.
Pre Scan Checklist smcclell 8 3 yearsDanSmigrod (16921): @falconshakka I recall capturing for 12 hours on one charge, so I never bought the inverter car charger cable for the Matterport camera. Matterport Car Charger Inverter Cable (USA) Because the iPad will not go 12 hours on one charge, I always charge the iPad Air via a battery in my pocket. iPad batteries...
Insurance for Camera Queen_City_3D 4 3 yearsdavidpylyp (178): Just secured a rider under my home insurance policy for a camera with serial number Cost me 110 per year for damage, drop, theft well worth it
Lighting Techniques for inside Wonderdawg 7 3 yearsron0987 (964): Dan, I understand what you are saying about the first scan and using a grey scale to set the WB but with wide range of areas covered I do not see that working. Because if you set it for a Kitchen that could have fluorescent, halogen and or led lights then move to an area that has incandescent or natural light which would again throw the balance off. I think that overall it is good. But I have noticed this being an issue when I moved from...
Pro Tip: Deactivating Scans in 3D Workshop DanSmigrod 6 3 yearsMDuff (13): Hi Dan, Just sent the photos the mini maps, but after reading Cindiewozniak tips from Matterport regarding outdoor scanning, there is mention of not being closer than 18" from anything. I think my 2 scans with issues may be because they were shot to close to the walls. I was trying to get the biggest angle for the lens, but this is news to me about being to close to something. I love this forum as I'm really learning from everyone. ...
Why I Shot 300+ Scans for this Model + Risks DanSmigrod 14 3 yearsAdamplatinumHD (31): Thanks @DanSmigod Great advice!!