Preparing your property for Matterport 3D Scanning and Photos

When getting a home ready to be scanned and put up on a listing, there are a few things that will need to be done in order to get the best possible results. 

Preparing your property

A home should be cleaned as though you were to show it in an open house. This includes stowing any personal items (including: Personal IDs, Data sensitive material, personal photos, etc) away. 

Staging

Not all homes can be professionally staged due to people's circumstances, time, and money involved however having a home that is staged and flows well from room to room not only ensures a great looking 3D tour but also one easier to navigate online.

Lighting and Time of Day

Lighting is important in any photoshoot however for Matterport this is even more relevant. When getting a home ready for Matterport be sure to turn on any and all lights to help ensure uniform lighting across the property. Time of day is also important. The Matterport camera utilizes IR (infrared light) sensors to figure out its position in space. The sun also gives off infrared light, which can mess with the sensors in the camera causing a misalignment issue in certain situations. This means if you would like to get a lanai in a Matterport walkthrough the best time of day would be early morning or early evenings as there is less Infrared light in the sky.  

Limit the amount of people in the home

The Matterport Pro 2 camera utilizes a wide-angle lens and a motorized base to capture every angle in the room. This makes it much more difficult to keep people out of the shot. If possible it is best if the photographer can work alone or with the agent to ensure that no one is accidentally in the frame. 

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