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Matterport API and Software Development Kit253

WGAN
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Matterport announced an upcoming API and Software Development Kit (SDK) in this National Association of Realtors A Look Ahead podcast with Matterport VP, Sales and Business Development Jeff Harris today (7 April 2015) [at 15:05]

Matterport will release an API and SDK to enable developers to leverage the Matterport platform, such as changing the way the Matterport 3D Showcase video player functions and doing different things with the data or create different kinds of models. Plus, Matterport will be adding "easy syndication" service.

What features would you like included in the API sets?

Or, other thoughts about the API or SDK?

Dan
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I would like to see the 3D Workshop-->API include at least these new fields for seamless integration into a Content Management System (CMS) such as WP3D Model that we use for our Gallery created by Forum member @rpetersn).

1. Name of Client tag (different from the title and sub-title)
2. Name of Category tag
3. Street Address (just like YouTube does it)
4. Set Due North
5. Waypoint tags
6. "Powered by [Photographer]"
7. Social sharing icons for 3D Showcase (check box to activate display)
8. Public, Private, Unlisted (just like YouTube does it)
9. Client website:
10. Photographer's website:
11. keywords to describe 3D Showcase (SEO)
12. Client Contact Us: email address
13. Photographer Contact Us: email address

More fields you would like in the 3D Workshop that are included in the API?

Dan
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This is aboslutely what I'm looking for. How do we get this?
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@SummerMayhugh

"Get this" mean the API and SDK or the CMS?

Matterport has not announced the date for the release of their API and SDK.

The CMS we use is available from @rpetersn 15 May 2015.

Dan
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I've contacted rpetersn about the cms before. I hope matterport brings that to the public soon that would be huge we want people to know we have this before other agencies in our area find out about it
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Inspired by this Realtor.com thread discussion with @DavidH, @LeeBlackston and @JonModene

Matterport to get Realtor.com to include 3D Tour at non-premium pricing as Zillow and Trulia does.

Enabled both for API and pasting individual link.

Dan
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API calls on up to the first 25 still images.
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If the API includes compass degree setting, then when viewed in VR, seems like the user could know which way is North.
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Marcel private msg quote post Address this user
Looking forward to the API to integrate with our CMS. We created custom themed viewers to display additional information along with our 3D models.

Sample
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@rpetersn @Tim @Marcel @SummerMayhugh @pthor

I sent this API/SDK "Wish List to Matterport today (22 May 2015). I would like to send them an addendum of additional API/SDK from you (and all other members of the Forum). May I get your additional thoughts by Wednesday, 3 June 2015?

Phase 1

1. Title
2. Model
3. Thumbnail
4. Starting PoV
5. Date Created
6. (Public only)

Phase 2 [* = new field in my.matterport.com]

1. Up to first 25 additional thumbnails
2. Street address, City, State, Zip Code Country
3. Longitude and latitude (based on Capture app 1st shot; can be tweaked in 3D Workshop)
4. Google Maps link
5. Model category* (pre-defined; select from list of X that includes up to X nesting in each)
6. Model status* (for sale, for rent, for lease)
7. Vanity Short URL*
8. Enable autoplay
9. Credits
A. Powered by [Photographer] with [Photographer logo*] linked to website*
B. Created for [Client*] with [Client logo*] linked to website*
C. Client logo*
D. About Photographer*
E. About Client*
F. Other models by Photographer*
G. Other models by Client*
10. Connect
A. Photographer via email* (may be different than used to manage Matterport account)
B. Photographer via Twitter*
C. Client via email*
D. Client via Twitter*
11. Description - up to 100 words*
12. Tags - up to 10*
13. Facebook
A. Facebook title* (If left blank, defaults to Model title)
B. Facebook description* (If left blank, defaults to Description*)
C. Facebook image* (If left blank, defaults to “set as thumbnail”)
14. Twitter
A. Twitter title* (If left blank, defaults to Model title)
B. Twitter pre-written tweet* (If left blank, defaults to Description*)
C. Twitter image* (If left blank, defaults to “set as thumbnail”)
15. hashtag*
16. Video*
A. Video created from model and published to YouTube*
B. Video created from model and published to Vimeo*
C. Video created by Matterport and via Matterport*
D. Video created by Photographer and published to YouTube*
E. Video created by Photographer and published to Vimeo*
F. Video created by Photographer and uploaded to Matterport*
G. Video created from model and published to YouTube*
17. Social Sharing*
A. Check the box to display Photographers’ Twitter / YouTube / Pinterest / Facebook / Google + / LinkedIn
B. Check the box to display Clients’ Twitter / YouTube / Pinterest / Facebook / Google + / LinkedIn
18. Views*
19. Time Watched*
20. Thumbs Up votes*
21. Thumbs Down votes*
22. Comments*
23. Easy syndication*
24. Set Due North* (via Capture and correctable in 3D Workshop) (Useful for VR too)
25. Waypoint tags*
26. MLS listing number*
27. Zillow.com listing number*
28. Realtor.com listing number*
29. Other listing numbers*

Thanks,

Dan
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Any VR/AR developers want to weigh-in on your API/SDK "wish list"?

Dan
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CKC private msg quote post Address this user
That's a very extensive list, thanks Dan!
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CKC private msg quote post Address this user
Foreign Languages very important too!
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AR/VR developer here.

I'm not if this fits with the MP business model, but as a start, being able to pull all data (panos, each pano center point, mesh at that point) out to create a new experience or interactions within Unity.

Some things I can think about doing are changing paint colors on walls, adding / rearranging furniture, adding pop up videos, being able to experience time lapse sunsets, hearing audio as you walk into a room, adding atmospheric sounds, adding annotations, scripting the motion through the space.

On the AR side, the possibilities may be available with existing obj outputs. I think the mesh data might help in aligning a point cloud with tracking provided by Vuforia or Metaio. The mesh could take the M out of SLAM (simultaneous location and mapping). Not sure at all how this would work with the existing SDKs, though

This could enable you to walk through a space with a Gear VR in pass-through mode (the video camera is on) that precisely overlays information as you walk through. Like the location of plumbing or wires in the walls, or in a museum, an X-Ray view of other rooms... ie, you can see what direction other exhibits are just by looking around, Yelp app style, but more detailed.

Lots of brainstorming
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@Foundry45 Thanks SO much. Great list.

Other VR/AR developers have API "wish list" requests?

Best,

Dan
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Today (3 June 2015), I sent Matterport these additional API "wish list" items based on the additional input of @CKC and AR/VR developer @Foundry45

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1. pull all data (panos, each pano center point, mesh at that point) —> new experience or interactions within Unity
2. changing paint colors
3. adding / rearranging furniture
4. adding pop-up videos
5. experience time-laps sunsets
6. hearing audio as you walk into a room
7. adding atmospheric sounds
8. adding annotations, scription the motion through the space
9. mesh data might help in aligning a point colud with 10. tracking provided by Vuforia or Metaio
11. The mesh could take the M out of SLAM (simultaneous location and mapping)
12. Walk through a space in pass-through mode (the video camera is on) that precisely overlays information as you walk through. (Such as in a museum, an X-ray view of other rooms (ie. you can see what direction other exhibits are in just by looking around (Yelp app style, but more detailed)
13. international language support.

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If you have addition "wish list" ideas for the API -- especially for virtual reality -- please post to this thread. I will aggregate and email to Matterport.

Thanks,

Dan
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I've been waiting for this for nearly 9 months now, I can't tell you how exciting this will be for all my clients who say "Can we add 'x' into the showcase?".

I would simply like to see all the operators they can realistically produce and then see what is possible, but here are some more general ideas of what I want to develop with Matterport:

- Current position; users can have a minimap
- Current position of cross-hair; can be used to generate heatmaps of most viewed areas
- Clickable 3D points; open up iframes and HTML content when a point is clicked
- Destinations; draw directions and help users find specific areas of the showcase
- 3D presentation tool; create a prezi style presentation using the showcase points and camera angles as slides (similar to Cl3ver but with the HDR photos as well)
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@al9901

Seems like with the API, a floor planning service could create interactive floor plans. For example, click on any point in the floor plan and see a still photo.

This way, you could have your choice of flying into the Matterport 3D Showcase or looking at a still picture.

Would this feature be doable and useful?

Dan
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Add to that replacing 360 photos with your own stitched photos. One or two avid amateur photographers thought the HDR photos were lacking. If you could take the photos with an SLR, with the features of MP, it would be miles ahead of any other tour technology.
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