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.
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 >
Improvements to collaborator management and onboarding, including:
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 >
A small firmware update addresses an occasional issue that caused misalignment when moving past the edge of an object.
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.
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.
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 >
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.
Add a little efficiency to your workflow by setting account-level defaults for many common 3D Showcase fields and settings.
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.
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.
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 >
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 >
Improvements to our vision pipeline result in much more true-to-life colors, especially for outdoor panoramas with blue hue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now 3D Showcases can be set to automatically play upon page load by adding a simple URL parameter.
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.
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.
Users now have the ability to delete Spaces, folders, and collaborators.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matterport releases its comprehensive product platform for capturing, creating and experiencing three-dimensional photographic models for general commercial availability. Read the press release >