As the world of technology moves at a fast pace, we strive to stay ahead. We have for many months now being using a Matterport camera. The technology is not dissimilar to google streetview, as it allows walkthroughs of buildings old and new. Clever computing associates multiple high quality photographs to generate a virtual model of the building or space.
The Matterport Pro 2 camera can be easily controlled with a compatible tablet or mobile phone. By placing the camera within the space at any given spot it will then take a 360° image, it is best to move the camera by about 1.5m at a time for each scan ensuring you have covered the whole of the space. Each scan is numbered which allows the data to be stitched together. Once all the scans are complete the raw data can then be uploaded to the cloud where it is converted to the final file where you can then explore the space in 3D format. The camera also allows you to print high quality photos of the scans.
The beauty of the finished 3D scan is that it enables collaborative working within the office and also when we share it with other consultants and planners, along with some behind the scenes technical benefits as the software allows measurements to be taken and is a good comparison to CAD generated models. It gives you a better feeling of the space and much more detail than a 2D photograph. Our clients have found it useful and have been able to use the final files as a selling point on their website.