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Good News! Matterport will pay you $10 for creating Matterport Digital Twin14961

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Screen Grab from from Matterport eNewsletter received Monday, 24 May 2021

Hi All,

Good News!

Matterport will pay you $10 for creating a Matterport Digital Twin.

According to the Matterport promotion:

A digital twin for a reward
We get excited to see what our customers capture with Matterport for iPhone. Create a digital twin using just your iPhone and share your first upload with us today for a $10 digital Starbucks gift card.

I agree to allow Matterport the right to use the model(s) I am submitting or have submitted, which includes all images and videos, for use in Matterport's promotional materials, without payment or any other consideration.

I affirm that I own all rights necessary for such permission to the model(s) including images and videos. By checking this box, I also agree to Matterport's Submission Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy.


And, yes, I am being sarcastic: which is highly unusual (for me).

Unfortunately, the Matterport team is not being mindful that photographers like me find it offensive that our intellectual property is being "stolen" for $10.

Matterport
: if you want to incentive someone to take Matterport Capture for a spin and pay a $10 gift card, that's great. BUT, it's super-insensitive to have the photographer sign-over all the rights.

Matterporters: Do you agree - or disagree – with me?

Best,

Dan
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lilnitsch private msg quote post Address this user
I personally, do not like the quality of the iOS capture so, I wouldn't want to attach my name to it and have someone think this is the quality of work that I deliver ~ this is aimed more at the consumer facing side of Matterport's business model ~ I seriously doubt many professionals are going to be that hard up for a cup of Joe to spend the time to capture quality iOS captured model

But, I have been wrong in the past
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@lilnitsch I've deleted it but I did a demo scan in my place with a pro 2, Theta Z1 and iPad pro, connected of course in the capture app. I looked at the capture app and the iPad scans were a blithering mess. I'm sure the latest iPhone does a much better job but no comparo in my books. We're pros, mediocre is a no go.
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lilnitsch private msg quote post Address this user
@GETMYVR

I tried a couple iOS captures & the alignment was atrocious

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Gerhard private msg quote post Address this user
They must rather spend that $10 one paying more sales staff to call our customers than launch this crap
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