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Video: Metareal Stage Intro | Video courtesy of Metareal YouTube Channel | 6 June 2018

Metareal Stage Virtual Tour courtesy of Metareal

WGAN-TV Live at 5: Intro to Metareal Stage Virtual Tour Platform Demo and Discussion

Hi All,

My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 is Metareal Inc. CEO Gareth Morgan.

Gareth will demo and discuss the Metareal Stage virtual tour platform: including how to make floor plans and 3D virtual tours from 360 photos shot with any 360 camera (or let a Metareal Certified Artist build the tour for you).

I will ask questions from a Service Provider – and real estate agent - perspective.

You can see a Metareal Stage virtual tour above and more Metareal Stage virtual tours here.


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Originally Posted by gareth
Hey Everyone!

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy! These are disturbing times we live in, and its challenging to be making virtual tours right now.

I’m Gareth from Metareal. We’re the makers of Metareal Stage, a web service to create and host true 3D virtual tours made from 360 photos or architectural designs, like these tours like this tour from a customer:

(Credit: WeChalet/Le Vertendre)

On the one hand, virtual tours are quickly becoming essential to businesses worldwide, particularly as our ability to travel (even within our own neighborhoods) is becoming limited. Even after the world returns to some semblance of normalcy, it seems likely that virtual tours will play an increasingly important role for businesses going forwards.

On the other hand, the stock market is way down, businesses are cutting down on all non-essential spending, and a lot of places are in lock-down. If your clients have been affected, or you’re housebound, it doesn’t matter how high the demand is, it would be difficult to try to meet it.

In times like this, it’s never been more important to be able to provide affordable services to your clients, reduce the time you have to spend at each location, or create virtual tours from virtual locations.

We’d like to help you with that.

By using Metareal Stage to build your 3D virtual tours, we believe you can cut down on your production costs by several orders of magnitude compared to Matterport or others if you build your tours yourself (or by up to 75% if you have your tours built using our Full Service option).

Pricing Comparison

Besides that, with Metareal Stage, you don’t need to shoot as many photos to capture a location. You can take as little as one panorama per room if you like and still have a true 3D tour. This means you can cut down your time on-site and shoot more tours.

And in case you’re already housebound, you can maybe explore making virtual tours of architectural plans through our Revit integration, or even by converting existing 360s to 3D using Metareal Stage. You can also integrate tours with your web applications using our Player SDK. That way, even though you can’t go out to shoot 360 photos for the real estate market, you have other options to explore. (We’re working on adding more integrations in the near future, so you can create virtual tours from even more sources!)

Lastly, Metareal Stage tours work on desktop, mobile, and VR. They’re fully 3D & VR-ready (6DOF, scale-accurate, and always stereoscopic), so even though you’ll be making tours faster and cheaper, you don’t have to compromise on quality. Each tour also comes with an automatically-generated floorplan and 3D model, at no extra cost.

To help get you started, we’re giving away 1 month of Metareal Stage Premium free for all WGAN members! Just PM @DanSmigrod with your Metareal username after signing-up on to get the WGAN Forum Member promo code. Then send us a chat message (through with your WGAN Forum Member promo code, and we’ll upgrade your account for free. A Premium subscription will let you explore everything Metareal Stage has to offer for 30 days.

Even better, if you’re one of the first 50 WGAN Forum Members to activate the WGAN Forum Member promo code, you’ll also get five (5) free Metareal Stage tours (max 25 panoramas) created from your photos by our production service, so you don’t have to build your tours yourself. This bonus also includes a free High-Quality [b]Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) compliant Metareal Stage floorplan.[/b]

We’re a young company, and we’re always trying to improve. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our platform to serve your needs better, we’re very open to hearing them. And please feel free to ask any questions you may have. Just leave a comment on this thread, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

To find out more, tune-in for a live show all about Metareal Stage with Dan and I on WGAN-TV Live at 5 Wednesday, 25 March 2020. That's 5 pm ET (GMT -4)!

Sign up for free today to start exploring Metareal Stage, and let us know what you think!


Gareth & the Metareal Team.
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WGAN-TV: Intro to Metareal Stage Virtual Tour Platform Demo/Discussion | Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Hi @gareth,

Thank you for being my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 yesterday (Wednesday, 25 March 2020) (show above) to demo and discuss Metareal Stage 3D virtual tour platform.

I appreciate the detailed demo.

Key Takeaways

✓ Metareal Stage 3D virtual tour is amazing. Unlike Matterport, the Metareal Stage 3D virtual tour can be shot with nearly any 360º camera and because of how Metareal creates the 3D virtual tour, the tour can be shot much, much faster.
✓ Metrareal Stage offers both automatic tour and floor plan creation service or DIY tour creation (to save money)
✓ Compared to Matterport, Metareal offers a more cost-effective 3D virtual tour solution
✓ free publishing to Google Street View
✓ Metareal Stage is a serious contender for Service Providers to offer to real estate agents

I look forward to our next WGAN-TV Live at 5 show (date TBD) when you will do a deeper dive demo and discussion of:

✓ Metareal Stage plug-in for Autodesk Revit
✓ Metareal Stage SDK


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Hi Dan,

Thanks so much for the opportunity to talk a about our services, it was a pleasure talking with you.

We'll keep you posted on the Revit plug-in and the new features coming soon. We've more customer work examples we'd like to share with you soon that highlight the new functions, so as soon as we have permission from our customers we'll post them here on the forum.

best regards,
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Very expensive if you have them stitch the tours. Very nice features and flexibility, but becomes pricey.
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