3D VIRTUAL TOURS

WE ARE PROUD TO BE AN OFFICIAL MATTERPORT PARTNER BASED IN SOUNTH AFRICA

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MATTERPORT PRO 2 CAMERA

The Pro2 Camera is the gold standard for 3D capture, accurate to within 1%.

It’s perfect for simple residential to large and complex commercial spaces. No camera captures as much detail with the speed of the Pro2, while delivering exceptional dimensional accuracy and stunning image quality at 134 megapixels. Perfect for homes, apartments, hotels, commercial buildings and more!


WHAT IS A 3D VIRTUAL TOUR?

A 3D Virtual Tour creates a vision of the space to scale and brings it to life through digital rendering. A 3D Virtual Tour digital rending gives you a sense of the space and depth and offers 3D navigation as well which makes for a much more immersive experience.


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A VIRTUAL TOUR AND A 3D VIRTUAL TOUR?

A virtual tour is a normally a video. A 3D Virtual Tour also known as a 3D Virtual Walkthrough is not.

ENGAGE YOUR CUSTOMERS LIKE NEVER BEFORE!

Viewers are 300% more engaged with a 3D Virtual Tour than they are with 2D imagery.

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WHAT YOU GET WITH A 3D VIRTUAL TOUR

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WHAT WE OFFER

3603D Virtual Tours with Rory Baker Photography offer a full media package to our clients all based off of 3D Virtual Tour renders which includes:

Virtual Tour

Hi Res Image Package

Virtual Video

WHAT YOU GET WITH A 3D VIRTUAL TOUR

ADDITIONAL ON REQUEST

3D Virtual Tour

Non-Contiguous scan on same Project

Automated Highlights Reel

BW Schematic Floor Plan

Hi Res Image Package

GSV (Google Street View)

Doll House View

Additional Information Tags

2D Layout

Additional Images

Embedded 360º Views

3D Virtual Video

Information Tags

6 or 12 month Hosting Option

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SCAN A SPACE?

As a guideline, a normal property of about 100 sqm will take about 1 hour. For a larger property of 300-400 sqm it will take between 2.5 hours to 4.00 hours.

Note: this does not include any staging or preparations.

There are generally two main factors that influence the time:

Firstly, scan time can vary based on the complexity of the project, number of rooms, number of floors, stairwells, compact or spread out, empty vacant spaces or heavily furnished or occupied and so on.

Secondly, determine what the purpose of the scan. For example a simple walk through requires less scan positions than a space where all the architectural details or installations is required.

Once we receive your request we can guide you further on the anticipated duration / time.


WHAT IS AN 'INFORMATION TAG'

Also known as a Mattertag™ is a pin or tag you can add information such as: additional content to add context, pricing, terms, contact details, links to catalogs or any other resource (like spec sheets, technical data, service schedule). Each 3D Virtual Tour done by 3603D Virtual Tours will have a limited number of free Information Tags.


IS THERE A NEED FOR ADDITIONAL OR SPECIAL LIGHTING?

Under normal circumstances no additional or special lighting is required, the Matterport Pro2 camera uses HDR (high dynamic range) to balance the light.

However under abnormal conditions where the light source is not working (such as after a fire or other disaster) it may be necessary to install lights. See an example of this in the 3603D Virtual Tour Gallery under insurance work.


CAN 3D VIRTUAL TOURS BE DONE OUTSIDE?

Yes, a 3D Scan can be done outside as long as it is done early morning (sunrise) or later afternoon (sunset) without direct sunlight.

However a 360º View can be done at anytime outside with the Matterport Pro2. These are not normal depth scans but are 2D panorama images that are edited to produce a 360º view. These 360º views can be incorporated into the 3D Virtual Tour to showcase outside areas.

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3D VIRTUAL TOUR SERVICES

3D Virtual Tours / 3D Walkthroughs can be viewed on the web from any device using shareable links or embedding into a page on your website.

We will assist you in generating the most efficient marketing media package for you that meets your budget using the tools provided by Matterport together with our own innovations from the basic virtual tour or walkthrough to integration on google maps.

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3603D VIRTUAL TOUR

A 3D virtual tour provides an immersive realistic experience of any space across any industry without setting foot inside the space.

3D virtual tours reach a wider audience and close deals faster.

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VIRTUAL VIDEO TOUR

Using latest technologies we can develop a virtual video with the same virtual tour capture all in one onsite planned visit. Also we can add your branding, music and do voice over as required to enhance your customer experience.

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360º IMAGES

360º Jpeg images can be generated off the Virtual Tour and used on Facebook to show your audience a full 360 Degree view of your space. Likewise it can be embedded into your website.

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DOLL HOUSE VIEW

A virtual tour data is used to build a unique 3D space that is accurate to within 1%. A 3D dollhouse view gives you a unique overall awareness of the space, you can enter from any angle.

ENGAGE YOUR CUSTOMERS LIKE NEVER BEFORE!

A viewers unique perspective!

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BW SCHEMATIC FLOOR PLAN

A schematic floor plan can be generated from each 3D Virtual Tour capture. Your clients are already impressed with the immersive virtual tour now they can receive BW Schematic Floor plans offline with all details of the space. Just another way to add value to your marketing portfolio.

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GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Put your business or your listing on the map by embedding your space using Matterport + Google Street View (GSV).

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INFORMATION TAGS

Information tags (Mattertags) are a great way to highlight key features within a Space or add context. Also used to link to catalogues, spec sheets, videos and other marketing workflows no matter how you use your Spaces.

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INDUSTRIES SERVICED

3D Virtual Tours can be adapted for many industries for a variety of different reasons from real estate, manufacturing, construction, showrooms, retail and wholesale and everything in between. It all depends how you want to adapt its use to make it work in your industry.


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RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

SHOWCASE LISTINGS IN IMMERSIVE 3D VIRTUAL TOURS.

We can help customise your Virtual Tour so you can integrate it on your website and other platforms.

With some add-on features like BW Schematic Floor Plans and Information Tags you can really impress your clients. Also we provide a package of HR images, 360º images and a virtual video of your listing without having to hire a second or third person to do that.

EVERY DAY IS OPEN DAY!

It has been proven internationally that 3D Virtual Tours increase your audience and help sell properties faster. This is especially true on high-end properties where your client can be anywhere in the world.

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3D VIRTUAL WALKTHROUGH FOR INSURANCE INDUSTRY.

LEVERAGE EFFICIENCY!

Save time, cut costs, and close claims much faster to maximise revenue and speed up the process with accurately.

Whether you are an insurance carrier, a claims adjuster, restoration company, or property owner, a 3D Virtual Tour delivers an accurate, transparent, and fair representation of any sGET THE 3D VIRTUAL TOUR ADVANTAGE.

3D walkthroughs provide accurate, easy-to-use documentation that can serve as a single source of truth from initial policy decisions through claims handling.

Better accuracy reduces the claim cycle to create a better customer experience for policyholders. Increase operational transparency with the ability to share links of 3D spaces to different stakeholders so you all work off the same page.

Boost adjuster speed and precision to review and navigate the loss remotely with exact property dimensions.

Improve catastrophic (CAT) event response.

Share 3D models with engineers, adjusters, builders, and policyholders.

Any interested party can remotely view a pre-loss or post-loss space with shareable links. 

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    SHOWROOMS, MUSEUMS, CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS

    SHOWCASE YOUR ACADEMIC INSTITUTION!

    What better way to show your school to potential new families than a 3D Virtual Tour of your main buildings, classrooms, sports facilities and fields. 

    Whether it is a Day Care centre, High School or University you can immerse your viewers in the history and traditions of your institution by providing a walk through the passages and class rooms. Once the parent sees the 3D Virtual Tour they will have a good and fair expectation before they make an appointment.

    You also have the ability to use the 3D Virtual Tour as an orientation for all your new students, visiting students and teachers. 

    SHOWCASE YOUR ART GALLERY!

    With a 3D Virtual Tour showcase you can link to the world!

    You no longer have to rely on old customers and walk ins, you can now showcase your gallery to the world at a press of a button. With information tags on pieces of art you can add information about the work, price, contact details and even link it to your online store.  

     

    SHOWCASE YOUR MUSEUM OR PLACE OF WORSHIP!

    Showcase your Museum or Place of Worship for the world to see.

    Invite your viewers to immerse themselves in your true-to-life 3D Walkthrough of your museums. With information tags you can add information about the displays. Students who normally would not have access to the history in person will now be able to see a 3D viewing rather than a photograph in a text book.

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    RETAIL & WHOLESALE

    TRANSFORM RETAIL EXPERIENCES IN 3D

    Shoppers can now “walk around,” browse, zoom in on products, and purchase them similar to the physical world by linking products on a virtual tour with your online catalogue.

    Whether you a small business or a large national retailer let customers explore the space and products that you have on offer and link them to your online store.


    GREAT POTENTIAL AWAITS THOSE THAT TAKE THEIR BRAND 3D! 

    A survey in the US found that 75% of those surveyed showed more interest in shopping in 3D than 2D photos.


    TRAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES FASTER!

    Capturing immersive 3D models of in-store layouts and displays enables retailers to quickly and easily plan, implement, and manage brand, floor layouts, and merchandising across locations

    Employees also benefit from 3D walkthroughs of your store. New or visiting employees can gain access to your store from their own mobile device to quickly understand the flow of the space.

    Time required to train new recruits is minimised, which saves time and money.

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    LODGES & HOSPITALITY

    82% OF TRAVEL BOOKING TAKES PLACE ON LINE!

    Allow guests to choose your accommodation based on the experience that your facilities offer. With realistic expectations, they will book faster, be more confident in their decision.

    Manage your clients expectations with a 3D Virtual Showcase. Guests can explore their room virtually. Added information tags strategically placed in the room can promote and upsell other options, room service menus, and any other service your establishment can offer like spa treatments, gyms, restaurants etc.


    GUESTS WILL GET CLEAR EXPECTATIONS!

    Once a guest has browsed a 3D Virtual Tour online they will have very clear expectations on what to expect when they arrive. Also if their online 3D experience has met their standards and expectations, the choices will be easy to them to make a reservation.

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    ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION

    82% surveyed agree a 3D walkthrough is better to communicate job site status than ever before.

    Whether you work in architecture, engineering, or construction, you will be able to streamline processes with a 3D as-built or progress scan. With a 3D Virtual Tour you can also reduce costs by eliminating travel time by sharing models with others to communicate key milestones and progress to get sign-offs. 

    Perform remote inspections, measure while offsite, and reduce site visits by capturing all data the first time. Get the incredible accuracy you need from a single source with easy measurement in the platform - with the Pro2 camera accuracy is within 1%.

    Scan tight areas up to 15 times faster than with a typical lidar scanner. Take measurements in difficult to access areas such as pipes, trusses, and ceiling beams.  Export your point cloud and easily share and render it within Revit® and other BIM tools. Generate OBJ files and point clouds for as-builts and construction documentation. 

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    FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

    3D SCANNING IS THE MOST EFFICIENT, EFFECTIVE METHOD TO SURVEY YOUR EXISTING BUILDINGS.

    Use the scans to report on layouts and conditions to manage maintenance and develop remodelling plans.

    A 3D Virtual Tour allows you to capture existing conditions easily and accurately before beginning any upgrades.  Improve collaboration between different offices anywhere in the world. 

    A 3D Virtual Tour of your facility is also ideal for orientation and training purposes for new employees and maintenance crews.

    A 3D Virtual Tour can be used for problem solving, key equipment identification, information tags linked to specs, maintenance schedules, breakdown reports, training information and much more,

    Use the 3D Virtual Tour for your emergency planning and response, increase situational awareness for employees and first responders in case of an emergency.

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