Matterport Blog

  1. Harold Plunkett pauses in the center section of the Collings Foundation B-17 and places his hand on the ball turret gun, suspended in its belly.

    “Yup, I was killed twice here, over Italy, a couple of weeks apart.”

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  2. Introducing the Matterport GearVR beta

    Matterport Announces our Limited VR Beta

    With the introduction of the Galaxy Note 4 and the first-generation GearVR Innovator Edition headset last December, Oculus and Samsung ushered in a new age of virtual reality experiences. Matterport was one of the first to create content for this new platform, in the form of the Matterport VR Showcase demo app. Suddenly, the VR world is untethered and accessible to everyone.

    What’s coming next is a much broader VR community, which will drive creativity and innovation in the space. Read More

  3. Hellas Chaos, Mars

    Red Planet Redux


    “Mars is the great challenge of our time.”

    Mars Desert Research Station

    Mankind has always looked beyond our lonely rock for new frontiers, casting messages out into the black, hoping for a response. When we sent our first pioneers to the Moon, many of us dared to look just beyond – out to other planets, stars, systems. Read More

  4. Alex Theatre

    Art Deco Meets 3D: DIGGS and Matterport Create Immersive Experience of Historic Alex Theatre

    Historic preservation is something that film does quite well. With its ability to immerse us in sights and sounds, film as a creative medium bears a special promise of remembrance – of transportation to a particular time and place. Early enthusiasts immediately recognized this ability. Suddenly, they could take moments in time and preserve and rearrange them forever.

    Does immersive digital content possess a similar promise? What new possibilities might it open to preserve the past – and to play with time and space as creative material? Read More

  5. La Urbana Mezcaleria

    Explore Haute Mexican and Mezcal on Divisadero

    With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, we took the Matterport Pro Camera to La Urbana, a striking haven of haute Mexican fare at the corner of Grove and Divis. La Urbana made a stir in 2013 because of its trendy interior design, composed of reclaimed artifacts from across Mexico. The design concept, conceived and executed by Garduño Arquitectos, brought  Mexico City trends–clean modernity with cultural flare–to San Francisco. Read More

  6. Matterport Capture App for iPad

    Capture App 2.1 has Arrived

    Matterport customers spend a lot of time with the Capture App, so we know the importance of creating an easy, intuitive experience. With the release of the Capture App 2.1, we’ve focused on creating an in-app User Guide and helpful prompts. This will help ensure that every Matterport model is as good as it can be, and that best practices are always followed when marking features. Read More

  7. Martin_Luther_King_Jr_Speech_March_on_Washington

    Show Don’t Tell: 3D Adds a New Dimension to the Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Some say storytelling makes us human. We punctuate our history with advances in our ability to communicate. As readers, we consume novels, movies, and other media because we crave the feeling of immersion in other worlds, places, and lives.

    Part of what is compelling about working at Matterport is realizing that we’re creating a new medium that is going to add a fresh, immersive dimension to storytelling that doesn’t exist today. The world now has an easy way to capture and share 3D media, which serves to transport people to unique, otherwise inaccessible places from anywhere.

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  8. Scanning a Property with Matterport's 3D Camera

    5 Tips to Make your 3D Showcases Picture Perfect

    Matterport product designers and engineers have worked tirelessly to create a scanning process that is fast and, above all, simple. With our Matterport Pro 3D camera, anyone can make 3D content in a snap.

    We’d like to offer a few simple tips for new and veteran users alike that will help you make stellar scans, every time.

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