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The Top 360 Camera Models from Matterport’s “Best of Beta” Contest

In case you haven’t heard, Matterport just wrapped up an exciting beta program that introduced 3D models to the world of 360 cameras.

They came, they saw, they 3D captured

In case you haven’t heard, Matterport just wrapped up an exciting beta program that introduced 3D models to the world of 360 cameras. For us, the best part of the Matterport 3D experience is, well, being able to experience the spaces captured and shared by our worldwide community. Naturally, we decided the best way to usher in this new era of imagery was to give our beta users a chance to show off their models and win some free Matterport perks in the process!

Below are our winners. The criteria included having a clean (i.e. hide that dirty laundry), well-lit space that’s unique and preferably smaller in size to best showcase the 360 cameras’ unique capabilities.

See the submissions for yourself (and scroll to the bottom for even more) in these Best of Beta winning spaces from all around the globe. Thank you to all who participated. We look forward to seeing what you and our future creators come to share with the new general availability of this feature. This is the beginning of an exciting future offering 3D capture for all!


Without further ado…


First Prize Winner:


Steve Tibbe, Real Space – Grand Rapids Community College, Medical Imaging Center


Experiences and learning go hand-in-hand, so what better setting to capture with Matterport than a classroom? Based in Grand Rapids, MI, Real Space offers credit to GRCC for this immersive look at their medical imagery center, captured with the Insta360 ONE X.


Secondary Prize Winners (In no particular order):


Maz Hobbi, Virtual Tour Group Inc. – One Bedroom Apartment in Queens, NY


From the city that never sleeps comes the listing that never sleeps. If you’re a real estate agent who’s just starting out, our 360 camera integration may be the best solution for you. The 360 cameras come at a more affordable price point and are the perfect tool for giving your clients a comprehensive look inside small spaces with high turnover rates. Also, for those with only a New York minute to spare, it's worth noting this apartment was captured in just 20-minutes, using the Insta360 ONE X.


Robert Waller credit: John Thorogood, – Victorian Home in London, UK


Even if you’re not selling your house, you may be getting ready for a major renovation or redesign. There’s no better before and after comparison than an immersive Matterport tour. If you have an Insta360 ONE X or Ricoh Theta V lying around, capture all of its features in 3D to look back on in the future. With our new free trial tier, hosting a single space won’t cost you anything! This space was captured using the Ricoh Theta V.


Lee Lucas, Crying Out Loud - Studio Apartment, Kings Cross (Potts Point) Sydney, AU


Check out the amazing view from this studio apartment in New South Wales! With our Insta360 ONE X and Ricoh Theta V integrations, you can even capture the views from windows and doors to feature in your scan. Have a view that’s particularly bragworthy? Scan it seasonally to show how much it changes throughout the year with our Starter Plan - just $9.99 per month.


A special “thank you” to all the awesome spaces that were captured from around the world. Explore a handful of some other models that were also too good not to feature, in the interactive graphic included below. We look forward to seeing more of what’s to come from our community of creators as we move forward into the “3D Capture for All” revolution!


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