What is 3D digital twin technology?

Digital twins are an exceptional way of capturing and sharing spaces in immersive 3D and can move the needle across many industry use cases.

How to create a digital twin:

From cameras to capabilities, discover everything you need to begin capturing, editing, and sharing in 3D.

Capture your space.

Digital twins can be created with a variety of cameras, including the phone in your pocket. From there, compatible 360 cameras deliver smoother, more accurate results, followed by the Leica BLK360 or Matterport Pro Series for advanced precision and scanning capabilities of both indoor and outdoor spaces. Alternately, our certified capture technicians are available in 700+ cities to capture and deliver your digital twin within 48 hours of booking.

Edit and document

Edit and document.

Matterport digital twins allow for easy and accurate documentation with measurements, tags, notes, and customizable tours. Editing tools such as blur and trim allow you to make adjustments for clarity and security. Plus, Matterport integrates seamlessly with existing software—from SketchUp to Revit, AutoCAD, and other BIM software—without the need for time-consuming conversions.

Find out more about how Matterport integrates with Autodesk 360 BIM Software

Share and collaborate

Share and collaborate.

Easily shareable across real estate and travel sites, digital twins are an essential promotional tool for driving increases in leasing, sales, and bookings. For operational use cases such as facilities management, digital twins eliminate the need for unnecessary travel, allowing teams to collaborate and coordinate more efficiently without ever having to set foot on site.

Why use a digital twin?

Digital twins are an exceptional way of capturing and sharing spaces in immersive 3D and can move the needle across many industry use cases. With the launch of the Matterport mobile app, we welcomed many new members to the Matterport community and into a world where immersive 3D spaces can be created by anyone, anywhere—simply using the phone they own.

Explore Digital Twins

Learn more about different digital twin applications

Industry 4.0: How Digital Twin Tech is Changing Industrial Production

See the different applications and benefits of digital twins in the digital transformation of factories and Industry 4.0.

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5 Benefits of Digital Twins for Real Estate & How to Make Them

Learn how to create digital twins for your residential and commercial real estate properties to amplify your marketing efforts and shorten the sales cycle.

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Digital Twins in Construction: Benefits, Challenges & Tips

Understand the benefits of using digital twins in construction projects, from increasing efficiencies to giving stakeholders more insight into progress and milestones.

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Digital twins. Real-world applications.

Digital twins are proving instrumental to different industries, from automotive and supply chain, pharmaceuticals, and green energy, to healthcare. Here are some examples:

A digital twin in the form of a 3D virtual tour helps agents earn more by selling properties faster and at a higher price. Matterport also helps win more listings as a powerful marketing tool.

Real Estate

Matterport virtual tours are powerful marketing tools that help agents win listings and sell more properties faster and at a higher price.

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3D tours increase bookings, drive higher occupancy rates, and increase engagement rates.

Travel & Hospitality

A valuable addition to promotional materials, 3D tours boost bookings, drive higher occupancy rates, and increase online engagement.

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Digital twins streamline documentation and reduce costs and site visits with virtual collaboration in 3D scans of projects.

Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

Digital twins streamline documentation and reduce costs and site visits with virtual collaboration in 3D scans of projects.

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Digital twins are an efficient, effective way to survey existing buildings, manage maintenance and develop remodeling plans.

Facilities Management

Digital twins are an efficient, effective way to survey existing buildings, manage maintenance and develop remodeling plans.

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Digital twins are the fastest and most comprehensive loss documentation solution that helps close claims faster, enables remote viewing and adjusting, and reduces disputes in property claims.

Insurance & Restoration

Digital twins streamline the loss documentation process by enabling remote viewing and adjusting and reducing disputes in property claims.

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For public spaces like  museums and galleries, digital twins enable 24/7 access for visitors and help event planners to make better-informed booking decisions by offering a fully immersive, fully detailed 3D vision of the perfect venue.

Public Spaces

Enabling 24/7 visitor access to spaces like museums and galleries, digital twins also help event planners make informed design decisions.

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Bringing digital twins to life with Cortex AI.

At the heart of Matterport’s digital twin software is Cortex AI, a deep learning neural network that automates many of the 3D customization steps.

Powering precision

Powering precision.

Trained on millions of real-world spaces, Matterport’s Cortex AI takes all the visual and spatial data captured from your scan and turns it into an incredibly accurate and immersive 3D digital twin.

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Simplicity through automation

Simplicity through automation.

Cortex AI automates many steps in the model creation process, including blurring faces as needed, choosing the best images from your scans, creating accurate measurements, and identifying different objects.

Once you’ve finished scanning, Cortex AI allows you to sit back and wait for your completed 3D model to render.

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