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Please advise: FASTEST way to create 3D tour6558

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I've been using matterport for about a year and I'm looking to add a second option for rentals and low-end properties to get a virtual tour with minimum time, effort and expense.

Quality and user experience are less important as long as a user can walk from room to room. Dollhouse and floorplans are not crucial either.

My main goal is to be able to hand out a small 360 cam and monopod for my team to take on the job and then with minimum effort they can take it out and create a tour which will be automatically stitched together and available for embedding on the web.

I am currently looking into immoviewer and cupix, but I would love to hear opinions and experience from other forum members.

I'm glad to be a part of such a wonderful community. And thanks Dan for your awesome work in creating and maintaining this community with such important information.

With love,
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DanSmigrod private msg quote post Address this user

I :love: this question.

The minimum requirements for a 360 1-click camera are:

✓ Google certified: easily and quickly publish to Google Maps.
✓ 4K
✓ Video
✓ Livestream
✓ stabilization
✓ pole mount at bottom of camera to minimize logo patch size

Variables to help you Decide:

✓ software
✓ workflow
✓ stand alone or pairs with smartphone

My top three choices at the moment:

Insta360 One
Ricoh Theta S
Ricoh Theta V

I could make the case for any of these (and more). For a Pro photographer - making a decision based on your notes - I would go with Insta360 One because the workflow will be similar if upgrade to the Insta360 Pro down the road ...

(And, thank you for your kind note. Only possible because of WGAN Forum Members like you.)


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mikeb private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks Dan,

Publishing to Google Maps won't work for my needs as I am shooting residential property and the owners do not want them publicly on Google. I share them privately on my website to registered users.

I am currently using the Theta S and as far as speed and quality it's great. So my question really is which software will quickly and automatically create a walk-through tour by connecting 360 photos.

Cupix is sort of trying to do that but they are still in beta. Immoviewer costs as much as hosting Matterport and requires manually connecting the panos.

So is there any other software out there?

Can GSV be used privately such as making a YouTube video private or unlisted?

Thanks again for all your help.
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DanSmigrod private msg quote post Address this user

I only suggest GSV certified cameras to keep options open.

(Anyone reading this would kick themselves if they bought a non-GSV certified camera and then had an opportunity to shoot a business.)

I need to get on the road now ...

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