Are 3D Virtual Tours finally on their way?

Real Estate Technology with Jibebuy

Bob and I were talking at the recent ActiveRain SF Meetup. He was so impressed by the demos prestented by matterport, that he mentioned them specifically and gave me a business card so I could check it out later. The card just says "matterport", so I really had no idea what to expect. I pulled up the web site and now I can summarize their concept (as it relates to Realtors) with: "3D Virtual Tours". Just before the last big crash, I was about to start working a virtual tour application, so I've actually spent a lot of time thinking about this subject.

While I realize that the matterport demo is probably just a prototype that will be refined, I already see that working in 3D is just too much - at least without a full Virtual Reality rig. What about this instead: Simple floor plans of each level with a dot that can be clicked for each major room and outside perspective. When the dot is clicked for a room, a 360 panographic image of the room is shown. IMO, this is all the 3D that most of us can handle (until we get further along with full VR).

P.J. Tezza
Jibebuy for Realtors



Comments (1)

Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

P.J. Tezza, I am very familiar with the Matterport and the technology they are providing is simply amazing.  The latest 2.0 is a major enhancement and it unlocks some impressive new features.  

Nov 25, 2015 05:21 AM