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Sep 12, 2017 08:13 |  #1

I've seen numerous Facebook posts by home builders with "tours" from this camera (external link). Wondering if anybody has any experience with it? The photos and tour look great. Good white balance, good dynamic range, but not overdone either.

Here's an example tour of a home. I've previously shot this same home with standard photos so was surprised to see this tour:
https://my.matterport.​com/show/?m=WJt2sHd2cw​W (external link)

It's fairly expensive, and there's a monthly cost involved, but these tours and 3D panoramas are great for listings. These are the best that I've seen...


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Sep 22, 2017 16:47 |  #2

I produce 3D tours via Real.Vision. Similar results, but instead of the dollhouse model you get a highly detailed floor plan. Equipment is a Canon camera along with a fisheye lens (Canon or Sigma) and a panoramic head ($300).
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Oct 05, 2017 20:27 |  #3

Hmm. The locations in that tour aren't 3D. They're just 360 panos. The model of the entire house with the cutaways is 3D, but as you move around the actual house you're basically just switching between spherical panos. That aint 3D. If it was 3D you'd be able to move around the locations in first person like a game!

You can make 360 tours like this with a DSLR or even simpler, a cheap 360 cam like a Samsung Gear. If you want a cheap solution to 3D scanning, then take a squiz at Agisoft Photoscan.

Here's a brief tour knocked together quickly from Samsung Gear pics. You can add hotspot navigation points, information, videos etc to locations:

http://tdu.massey.ac.n​z/scott/waterfront/ (external link)

Here's a work in progress done using stitched images from a 7D2:

http://tdu.massey.ac.n​z .../geog_trip/fieldtri​p.html (external link)

If you really want to get into 3D scanning, that too can be done with a regular camera. Check out Agisoft Photoscan. This one was done using a 7D2 and 50mm macro:

https://skfb.ly/68tFr (external link)


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Oct 13, 2017 14:17 |  #4

Spacemunkie wrote in post #18466872 (external link)
Hmm. The locations in that tour aren't 3D. They're just 360 panos. The model of the entire house with the cutaways is 3D, but as you move around the actual house you're basically just switching between spherical panos. That aint 3D. If it was 3D you'd be able to move around the locations in first person like a game!

You can make 360 tours like this with a DSLR or even simpler, a cheap 360 cam like a Samsung Gear. If you want a cheap solution to 3D scanning, then take a squiz at Agisoft Photoscan.

Here's a brief tour knocked together quickly from Samsung Gear pics. You can add hotspot navigation points, information, videos etc to locations:

http://tdu.massey.ac.n​z/scott/waterfront/ (external link)

Here's a work in progress done using stitched images from a 7D2:

http://tdu.massey.ac.n​z .../geog_trip/fieldtri​p.html (external link)

If you really want to get into 3D scanning, that too can be done with a regular camera. Check out Agisoft Photoscan. This one was done using a 7D2 and 50mm macro:

https://skfb.ly/68tFr (external link)

The Matterport is in fact 3D and uses laser scanning to generate the model. Take a look at the blue mouse "pointer circle" and you'll notice it aligns to every surface, furniture included. I speak from experience as I've got a Matterport unit. Can also generate full floor plans within 1/4" accuracy. Cool bit of kit but photos are nowhere NEAR what a professional can achieve with a professional DSLR and lighting setup. If anything it's a complimentary system but definitely not a replacement.


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Dan ­ Marchant
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Nov 10, 2017 01:02 |  #5

evo5ive wrote in post #18472007 (external link)
The Matterport is in fact 3D and uses laser scanning to generate the model.

I think that Spacemunkie meant real-time 3D - as in a 3D environment that you can walk around freely, like Call of Duty or Quake, rather than just moving between hotspots that show a 3D/360 view.


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Scott ­ Spellman
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Nov 11, 2017 11:41 |  #6

evo5ive wrote in post #18472007 (external link)
The Matterport is in fact 3D and uses laser scanning to generate the model. Take a look at the blue mouse "pointer circle" and you'll notice it aligns to every surface, furniture included. I speak from experience as I've got a Matterport unit. Can also generate full floor plans within 1/4" accuracy. Cool bit of kit but photos are nowhere NEAR what a professional can achieve with a professional DSLR and lighting setup. If anything it's a complimentary system but definitely not a replacement.

Business-wise, does the Matterport system generate more income than its cost? What is your price point for a Matterport house shoot?




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