August 19, 2020

Tips, Tools and Tactics for the Perfect 3-D Home Tour with

To get the best out of any open house, staging is crucial element to communicate your listing’s top features. This is no different for a virtual 3D Tour with Here are some useful tips, tools and tactics for a good shoot so you create the best Matterport model with the fewest issues. This will help ensure that the property is beautiful and unchanging from the first scan to the last. 

Clean Up 

Clean organize and arrange the site 

Hide personal things. Make sure things you want kept private – like personal pictures on the wall, or an open wallet on the counter – are totally hidden from view. 

Additionally, you can try to hide uglier parts of your site by staging those areas behind blinds, for example. 

Make your property appear exactly as you want it to look in a 3D Showcase. 

Adjust Lighting

Turn on all the lights in your property before the scanning 

Cameras will have a hard time scanning dark rooms – make sure every room is well lit, either from natural sources (open windows) or actual lights. 

Try to avoid extreme light differences.  Example: A candle-lit bedroom, and an incandescent-lit bedroom. 

Minimize direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can blow out the image and/or disrupt the image sensor – this will result in poor 3D geometry.

Don’t Move Anything 

Keep every object and piece of furniture in place. This includes chairs, doors, blinds, and items strewn about – moving objects will cause    alignment and continuity errors and should be avoided whenever possible. 

Avoid moving objects. Pets, people, a robot vacuum – anything that moves freely through your space can cause alignment errors. Put your pet outside, and advise others on the property to spend time in a different room while the camera is scanning. 

Keep the doors closed, or keep them open (but don’t do both). Because you’ll be taking numerous scans, having a room with a closed door in one scan and a door open in another can be confusing from a user perspective – choose early on whether you want all doors to be open, or closed. 

Use door stops to avoid unintentional door movements. If you’re propping a door, do so at a 45° angle. 

Plan the Scan Path 

Walk through the property as if you’re actually giving a personal tour

Try to get a rough (or specific) idea of where you’ll be placing the camera, and the “path” the camera will take that will create the most seamless tour possible. 

For precision, consider using tape or another type of “marker” to individually mark scan points on the floor. 

Hit the Highlights

In our HomeViewNV photo shoot forms we ask for the three top selling points of the property. This helps us focus on and accentuate that property’s most appealing  features. We can take several scans at different vantage points to give users alternate viewing options that make big selling points pop

360° Outdoor Views  

Don’t forget the outdoor environment. Outside we can reveal the secret garden or  patio with stunning views view of Mt. Rose or Peavine Peak. Make sure in your sign up form you indicate these outdoor features.

With a little bit of planning, HomeViewNV and the Matteport platform unlocks your listings’ true potential through a fully immersive and shop-able walkthrough experience, 24-hours-a- day, 7-days a week,  for the world to discover.

August 19, 2020 News