What is a 3D Walkthrough?
A 3D Walkthrough is a complete, three-dimensional representation of a real-world location created from 2D (RGB) imagery and 3D data from the Matterport 3D Camera. 3D Walkthrough Space can be navigated on a desktop or mobile web browser, and in virtual reality through a Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard, or Google Daydream.
Combined with seamless hosting and our web player called 3D Showcase, Matterport Spaces create a complete 3D media ecosystem for businesses to leverage 3D models of real places for many purposes — property marketing, construction, facilities management, and news/entertainment.
What are Mattertags™?
With Mattertag™ Content, you can annotate your 3D Spaces with helpful descriptions, call-outs, prices, or links to other resources like spec sheets, punchlists, or additional information. These are linked to real points in your 3D model. Learn more about Mattertag™ Content & Mattertag™ Posts.
What is required for Hosting?
Once your 3D Walkthrough space has been created, it will be hosted through Matterport and made available as a link or embedded code into your website. The 3D Walkthrough space hosting is available in 3, 6 and 12 month packages.
Is special lighting required?
Unlike typical photography, no special lighting is required with the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera. We use high dynamic range (HDR) to balance light levels so the Space looks balanced and consistent.
Our completely automated vision processing pipeline also performs white balancing, colour correction, and automatic panorama stitching so no image post-processing is required on your part.
Can I capture outdoor areas?
Yes! The Matterport Pro2 3D can capture exterior areas with 360° Views. 360° Views are spherical 2D panorama images that users can view in all different directions. 360° Views can be seen through 3D Showcase along with the rest of your 3D Space. However, a 360° View is not aligned like a normal scan.
Because direct sunlight can interfere with a normal 3D Scan, we recommend using 360° Views for outdoor or sunny areas. Learn more about 360° Views.
Creating 3D Scans while outside (such as creating a path to a guest house) is not supported. However, some Matterport users have had success scanning gardens and patios when there is no direct sunlight (such as at dawn or dusk.