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Free WGAN Cheat Sheet: Which Virtual Tour Platform is Best (for Me)?


Hi All,

Here is a free WGAN Cheat Sheet: Which Virtual Tour Platform is Best (for Me)?

Any changes? Corrections? Suggestions? Disagreements?

After 31 October 2020, you can automatically receive this link when you join the WGAN Forum (Free! Join WGAN Forum Here) or by Private Messaging me.

Best,

Dan
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Line 56 should be a Yes for Matterport

Line 60 is a NO ~ Zillow currently only supports the Theta SC2, V, or Z1

Floor plan is possible via a 3rd party service with a Zillow 3D home tour though NO measurements will be included


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Quote:
Originally Posted by @lilnitsch
Line 56 should be a Yes for Matterport

Line 60 is a NO ~ Zillow currently only supports the Theta SC2, V, or Z1


@lilnitsch

Much thanks! I just made the corrections. Good catch!

Dan
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With the Zillow 3D home tour is should be mentioned that this is Only available in the US and Canadian markets

There is also very little difference in Image quality between the SC2 & the V ~ The Z1 DOES provide the best quality
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Quote:
Originally Posted by @lilnitsch
With the Zillow 3D home tour is should be mentioned that this is Only available in the US and Canadian markets

There is also very little difference in Image quality between the SC2 & the V ~ The Z1 DOES provide the best quality


Great! I just made these changes too.

Thanks,

Dan
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@lilnitsch

Can you export 2D images from Zillow 3D Home?

Dan
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@DanSmigrod

From the tour itself no ~ However, if you save the panos you can use the Theta or Insta360 app to frame a 2d still ~ Insta360's viewer is a bit better in my opinion ~ but obviously this doesn't replace a quality professional photo shoot with a traditional camera
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The Insta360 app has a perspective mode which helps with getting straighter lines out of a 360 snapshot


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A couple snapshots taken with the insta360Player App



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@DanSmigrod. That's a great resource and thanks for updating it. Just a suggestion regarding the spreadsheet itself. Would you be able to freeze the virtual tour platforms numbered 1-9 because as you scroll down the spreadsheet you lose the name of the platform?
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@Letsshoot

Thanks! Yes! Done!

Dan
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@home3D

Can you export 2D snapshots from 3DVista?

Dan
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@home3D

Does Nodalview offer white-label?

Dan
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That's great work Dan.
Should be helpful to newbies like myself.


Many thanks
Mike
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It would be great to see which have 'Walkthrough' 'Glide through' Matterport style motion.
This one is very important to me :o)
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@Spike100

Thank you for your kind note.

Regarding:

Quote:
Originally Posted by @Spike100
It would be great to see which have 'Walkthrough' 'Glide through' Matterport style motion.

This one is very important to me :o)


I added row 72 to answer your question in the free WGAN Cheat Sheet: Which Virtual Tour Platform is Best (for Me)?


I also added these two questions:

1. Will this solution help homeowners get more offers for more money in the least amount of time with the least amount of stress? [Agent pitches this to prospective home seller at listing presentation.] [All platforms = Yes]
2. Will this solution help real estate agents will more and bigger premium listings more often? (Your pitch to the real estate agents.) [All platforms = Yes]

Since service providers should be obsessed with #2 above - the only things that matter - I would discount any other line item unless your clients are specifically asking for: 'Walkthrough' 'Glide through' Matterport style motion.

When prospects ask for Matterport, it's like they are asking for a Kleenex: any tissue will do (as long as it solves the problem at a price point that equals value received.

Does what I write above change your mind about your statement: Walkthrough' 'Glide through' Matterport style motion.
This one is very important to me :o)


Best,

Dan

P.S. If you are talking about "features" ... it's likely that you will have trouble getting to yes. (.e.g. I don't a smooth, walkthrough. I need to win more listing presentations. I need bigger premium listings. I need to do this more often.)
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Thanks for your great efforts on this Dan.
As a newbie to the Forum, I'm very impressed :o))
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@Spike100

Thank you for your kind note. The WGAN Community is highly responsive for giving/getting help.

For newbies to residential real estate, I recommend:

Real Estate Photographer Pro Course: Learn the Basics of RE Photo Business

Taking this course will make clear why you want to offer 2D photos BEFORE offering 3D/360 tours.

Buy Virtual Tour Pro & Receive WGAN-TV Training Academy Free for 12 months

For intermediate level 3D/360 virtual tour photographers, I recommend:

Virtual Tour Pro for Intermediate 360 Pros using Ricoh Theta Z1 or Insta360

Best,

Dan
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Hi All,

When deciding which virtual tour platform for residential real estate is best (for you), what question (row) do you feel is missing from the free WGAN Cheat Sheet: Which Virtual Tour Platform is Best (for Me)?

Thanks,

Dan
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@DanSmigrod

A few suggestions for your consideration:

Which tours are Google Street View ready?

Which tours are suitable for beginners or advanced users?

Which platform lets you download your software tours?

If you end your subscription with an platform, what happens with your tours?
How long do they remain active? When are they deleted or how long are the tours retained on their servers?

Siobhán
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@Letsshoot

Thanks SO much! I added your questions.

Hi All,

Other questions that should be added to:

CHEAT SHEET: Which 3D/360 virtual tour platform is best (for me)?

Best,

Dan
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Hi All,

Any corrections to the:

WGAN Cheat Sheet: Which Virtual Tour Platform is Best (for Me)?

Was this helpful to you?

Dan
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Line 57 should be YES for iGuide, I think. https://store.goiguide.com/iguide-camera/ims-5/

There's a new kid on the block, InsideMaps (insidemaps.com) that aims to leverage the iPhone's LIDAR system. I just bought the iPhone 12 Pro Max yesterday, since my old 8 Plus's battery was rapidly giving up the ghost, so I'll give InsideMaps a try. It's still in beta, as is Matterport's iPhone app which I also have.

I'm inclined to stick with the dSLR for 360/virtual tour use. I got a Theta Z1 a couple of weeks ago: if we're not getting along better in another week, it's going back. It's good to see the platforms recommended for dSLR use.

This is a very helpful resource, Dan. Thank you.
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@dndavis

Thanks for the feedback.

1. I revised line 57
2. I added InsideMaps

Feel free to start a new discussion on Ricoh Theta Z1: problems/questions that you are having.

Feel free to start a new discussion about using InsideMaps with the iPhone Pro 12 Max.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Dan
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hi dan i am member how to get this document?
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@fred30

I just sent it to you via WGAN Private Message

Dan
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