Matterport Cloud Service Improvements

This article provides a high-level overview of the improvements and advances in software and firmware that have been added to our Cloud processing and hosting platform since the release of the Matterport Pro 3D Camera.

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2014

2016 Updates

October 4, 2016

CoreVR

CoreVR automatically converts any Matterport Space into an immersive, virtual reality-enabled environment viewable on Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard. CoreVR is available to Matterport customers on all Spaces created before January 1, 2017, for free. Get started with CoreVR >

September 20, 2016

Collaborator management updates

Improvements to collaborator management and onboarding, including:

  • Addition of a "pending" status to collaborator invites, so you can resend or revoke invitations as needed.
  • Increased new collaborator control so you can indicate a default upload folder, and set folder and Space permissions even before they've accepted their invite.
  • Invitation acceptance confirmation via email, so you know when collaborators are ready for action.
  • Deleted collaborator restoration. When reactivated, restored collaborators can view Spaces they've made previously.

Streamlined 3D Showcase interface

Now, the Highlight Reel automatically hides upon 3D Showcase launch to create a cleaner experience, especially in mobile environments. Adding the URL parameter &hl=1 causes the Highlight Reel to remain visible on all screens. Read the update >

September 1, 2016

Firmware update to improve alignment

A small firmware update addresses an occasional issue that caused misalignment when moving past the edge of an object.

August 31, 2016

Access to colored point clouds

Customers in construction, engineering, and architecture are now able to download colored point clouds extracted from their Matterport Spaces via this order form for use in building information modeling and as-built designs.

August 10, 2016

WebGL-based Workshop

By transitioning our Space-editing Workshop software to WebGL, customers are now able to edit their Spaces without plugins across all major internet browsers - Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Safari, for greater workflow flexibility.

August 4, 2016

Matterport VR for Google Cardboard

VR Showcase reaches an even broader audience with the launch of Matterport VR for Google Cardboard - Google's low-cost VR platform that works with phones from a variety of manufacturers. VR Showcase for Cardboard lets anyone experience our public library of 3D Spaces in immersive virtual reality. Matterport customers can view and distribute their VR-enabled Spaces quickly and easily, leveraging VR in their existing businesses. This release supports Cardboard-compatible Android devices. Download it for free from the Google Play Store >

August 2, 2016

Outdoor scanning arrives with 360˚ Views

360˚ Views allow Matterport users to capture outdoor scenery with their existing Matterport Pro Camera, something that was previously difficult or impossible in some circumstances. With 360˚ Views, users can collect complete 2D RGB panoramas without 3D data, and add them right to their 3D Showcases alongside their 3D model data. 360˚ Views can be captured in bright and direct sunlight outdoors, and be used to add vantage points to large indoor spaces where alignment is not necessary. They are also a great way to showcase nearby vistas or amenities that are not contiguous with a property.

June 30, 2016

Account-level defaults

Add a little efficiency to your workflow by setting account-level defaults for many common 3D Showcase fields and settings.

May 3, 2016

Space Statistics

Business users can now understand exactly how their 3D campaigns are performing with stats about impressions, visits, and unique visitors, for individual Spaces and their entire account.

April 20, 2016

Schematic Floor Plans

Introducing the ability to automatically generate 2D black-and-white floor plans from 3D Spaces for $39, with turnaround within two business days. Real estate professionals can now get a key part of their marketing package at competitive prices with Matterport.

April 6, 2016

3D Showcase for iOS

Matterport Spaces can be viewed offline with our native iOS app. Now users can take their Spaces anywhere, or access our public Space gallery locally on their iPhone or iPad. 3D Showcase for iOS is the perfect presentation tool to show the value of 3D Showcase, without fumbling for a WiFi password. You can also download and experience any of our public gallery of 3D Spaces. Download 3D Showcase for iOS today >

March 29, 2016

Mattertag Content

Mattertags make Matterport Spaces a versatile storytelling, communication, reference, and retail tool. We're pioneering spatial metadata - associating swaths of information with coordinates from the real world. The possibilities extend in every dimension. Learn about Mattertag Posts >

February 5, 2016

Vision processing improvements

Improvements to our vision pipeline result in much more true-to-life colors, especially for outdoor panoramas with blue hue.

January 13, 2016

Vision processing improvements

Revised vision algorithms result in deeper, richer black tones. Also, in Spaces with direct overhead lighting, this release reduces the appearance of glare and lens flare.


2015 Updates

December 16, 2015

Improved Internationalization

To better support our international customers, this release features measurements in metric units and UTF8 support in Space names, descriptions, and other supporting text, to support expanded non-English languages.

December 14, 2015

Introducing VR Showcase for Gear VR

Matterport introduces its first app for virtual reality with VR Showcase for Samsung Gear VR. VR Showcase enables anyone to experience a select library of Matterport Spaces on the most immersive consumer media platform - the smartphone-based Samsung Gear VR. Matterport customers can also have their own Spaces VR-enabled via our VR Beta Program.

September 17, 2015

Floor Separation

Through advances in our automatic vision processing, we are now able to automatically separate different levels of a property into multiple floors, allowing users to view floors separately in 3D Showcase.

May 20, 2015

Navigation Help

To enable more users to learn how to navigate through Matterport 3D Spaces, we have added Navigation help to 3D Showcase. This onboarding flow teaches new users how to use 3D Showcase, reducing drop-off rates and boosting engagement.

June 4, 2015

Automatic Hole Filling

The data gathered from the real world isn't always complete and perfect, but that shouldn't stop us from filling in the gaps. Our revised algorithm is now able to predictively complete the holes in our 3D environments so dollhouses are cleaner and navigation is more complete.

May 12, 2015

Autoplay

Now 3D Showcases can be set to automatically play upon page load by adding a simple URL parameter.

April 13, 2015

Improved In-App Support

This release of the Matterport Capture App for iPad includes an in-app user guide to help you when scanning on site. This includes answers to frequently asked questions, explanations of key terminology, and a quick-start video. The Capture app will also diagnose potential problems and provide real-time suggestions to resolve issues like a loose tripod or low scan position overlap.

March 4, 2015

Introducing Multi-floor Features

Advancements in our vision algorithm now allow us to automatically separate different floors in a 3D Space, enabling users to explore 3D Showcase in a whole new way. Now, users can view each floor individually, providing a complete understanding of its layout and relationship to floors above and below.

February 25, 2015

Matterport Cloud updates

Users now have the ability to delete Spaces, folders, and collaborators.

2014 Updates

December 1, 2014

Workshop 2 and 3D Showcase

The all-new Workshop is the content creation and content management application that defines the 3D Showcase experience. Over the next several months, additional updates to Workshop will be released that will continue to add functionality for 3D Showcase. It is now easier to set start locations, disable excess scan positions, and label rooms for Floorplan view. We have also introduced a new asset management panel and streamlined user interface.

November 6, 2014

Brightness improvements to Matterport 3D Showcase

Updates to our vision processing algorithm improve automatic brightness adjustments, so lighting conditions in Spaces will now appear truer to actual capture conditions. This is most noticeable in ceilings, which were previously darker than expected.

October 15, 2014

Improvements to Matterport 3D Showcase Visuals

Updates to our automated vision processing pipeline provide improved white balance for 2D imagery in 3D Showcase. Whites now appear truer to life, providing an overall more accurate 3D Showcase visual experience, and panoramic images will now be more balanced across the entire 3D Space.

September 30, 2014

3D Showcase Usability Improvements

This release includes improved user experience around tilt and rotation in Dollhouse view, improved touch controls, and faster loading for high-resolution panoramic images in 3D Showcase.

September 19, 2014

Matterport 3D Showcase Goes Mobile on iPad and Android

With the addition of touch controls in 3D Showcase, your immersive, interactive Matterport Spaces can now be explored on tablet and smartphone devices, where 40% of web traffic is.

September 16, 2014

Introducing Global Alignment

With the introduction of global alignment in the Capture app, all scan alignment is now done automatically - with no user input! You no longer have to manually select the active scan to trigger alignment. This major breakthrough makes on-site scanning quicker and easier.

Additional updates to our Capture iPad app enable new features for on-site scanning. Users can now label multiple floors, duplicate and delete models on the iPad (to create multiple Space versions), re-upload models for processing (to re-edit windows, mirrors, and trim mark-ups), and improvements to capture speed.

March 13, 2014

Introducing the Matterport 3D Media Platform and Matterport Pro 3D Camera

Matterport releases its comprehensive product platform for capturing, creating and experiencing three-dimensional photographic models for general commercial availability. Read the press release >