A New Age of Real Estate Marketing
We’re pleased to announce that David Brenton’s Team is the first real estate company in Indiana to offer Matterport 3D scanning & 3D Home Tours: The equivalent of HD Google Street View for the interior of a house. This new format provides customers the ability to virtually tour a property in 3D from anywhere in the world.
What is a Matterport 3D Home Tour?
A Matterport 3D Home Tour is a complete three-dimensional representation of a space, which lets you “walk” through the space to experience it as if you were there. The 3D camera uses both 2D and 3D sensors to scan and capture the appearance and dimensions of the space. 3D Home Tours allow users to move through the property as if they were strolling through a home. They can move through any room on any floor. The order of the tour is up to them. And, navigating the home is simple and intuitive.
How is the tour created?
Our 3D camera is placed in multiple positions throughout the space. In each position, a camera body holding nine individual lenses (6 HDRs and 3 infrared) rotates with its built-in motor to gather data in 360 degrees. The data is then uploaded into the cloud for processing and for the data to be processed into a Model. Once the Model is complete then it is available to be viewed online.
The floor plan view allows the buyers to see the measurements and better grasp the concept of space in the rooms, with the added benefit of the inclusion of furniture. This feature reinforces the ability for the buyer to determine if certain rooms are too big or small.
The dollhouse view is a 3D version of the floor plan that allows potential buyers to see the flow of the house from all angles. This allows the buyers an opportunity to step back and view the house from a distance – but with the walls still up, encourages them to visualize the available space within each room. The 3D concept is a more realistic view and allows the buyer to easily and effectively determine whether the space meets his or her needs and desires.
With Matterport, viewing a home is like using Google Street View indoors. The 3D walkthrough allows you to view every inch of the home in glorious HD 360-degree fashion. You can smoothly glide from the entryway, through the living room and into the kitchen. Even moving up or down stairways is as simple as clicking through. Viewers can virtually walk through the home on their computer or mobile device.
How is a Matterport 3D Home Tour different from a traditional virtual tour?
A traditional virtual tour isn’t really virtual. It’s just a gallery or video of stationary panoramic photos. Although techniques vary, most traditional tours don’t allow the viewer to move around within the space. 3D Home Tours created with the Matterport 3D camera allow the viewer to explore the space. They can look up, look down, turn around, walk around items (such as a kitchen island) and see the space from multiple angles of their choosing.
No longer must buyers guess how rooms connect and, in a multi-story home, stack up. With the Dollhouse View available in the 3D Home Tours, buyers can see for themselves whether the master bedroom is above the garage, or how far the kitchen is from the door. Dollhouse View allows users to step back from a structure and see its interior – and all its floors- from above, the back, a side or anywhere in between. 3D Home Tours allow buyers to see a space as they never have before.
No More Wasted Showings
This state of the art technology proves effective in saving both the buyers and sellers time by providing a variety of viewing options. This, in turn, can more effectively help buyers determine if the house matches all the criteria.
Furthermore, the scan can be viewed at any time, and is a great memory-refresher if a buyer is having trouble deciding on which house they like best. This also provides an added opportunity for a spouse to be able to view the house if they were unable to attend the in-person showing.
Which browsers, tablets and smartphones are compatible?
The Matterport 3D Showcases created by Portland Picture use WebGL, the modern standard for 3D content on the web. On desktop computers, WebGL is supported by the latest version of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer. On mobile devices, WebGL is supported by Safari for iOS 8 and Chrome for Android. The tours look amazing on an iPad.
Why do I sometimes see a small blur when panning down?
As a viewer walks through the finished 3-D model, they may see a very small blurred area in the middle of the scan if they pan all the way down to the bottom. The blur is created by the camera to block the legs of the tripod from view. We cannot remove it.
Why do some areas on my model have “black holes” when I am looking at the dollhouse or floor plan view?
Some areas may show as “black areas” on the final dollhouse or floor plan view (but not in the walk through view). This is normal, as these are areas the scanner cannot see and a human cannot see when walking through (such as inside a column, behind a chair in the corner or inside a small closet). Small non walk-in closets and very small storage spaces, pantries, residential garages and attics are not typically included in the scans.
To Experience 3D Home Tours, select any of the property tours from our 3D Home Tour Inventory