Photoview

Photoview changes the way you scan and view your scenes. In addition to your normal scan for 3D data (the point cloud), you can also take 2D photos at key points within the scene.

2D photos add valuable context to your 3D model. With Matterport Scenes, your 2D photos are deeply connected with your 3D models — no need to take photos with another app.

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Take Photos While Scanning 

Start by scanning a scene as you would normally.

Once you reach a location and pose that would be good for a photo, just tap the Snapshot button.

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Take as many photos as you like. Scenes automatically takes a photo at the beginning and the end of a scan. Finally, save the model when you are done scanning.

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View Your Photos

Open the Matterport Scenes app and tap a scene to open it.

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Tap the photoview icon.

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You'll see a yellow path along with a blue cone.

  • The yellow path is the physical path your device traveled. Each yellow dot is a photo along the scan path.
  • The blue/green dot is the currently selected photo. The cone shows the approximate view of the photo relative to the rest of the 3D model. 

Just like in Dollhouse View, tap and drag to rotate the model and pinch to zoom in or out.

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You'll also see your photos appear in a filmstrip on the bottom or the side of the screen. Tap on a photo to move to that location in the scene.

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Photos may be cropped depending on the phone's orientation.

For example, the photo below was taken in portrait orientation (vertical) but you are currently holding your device in landscape (horizontal). Matterport Scenes will crop the photo and render the point cloud on the sides.

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Reorient your device to display your photo correctly.

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Previously created measurements can be displayed by tapping the eye icon on the top-right.

You can create new measurements in photoview by opening measure mode and adding them normally. The magnifier tool will show the points below the picture as you place an endpoint.

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Tap the ... icon and then Share to share with others. Make sure your device is in the right orientation. Choose how you want to share.

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Other options:

  • From the photo overlay, pinch in to zoom out. This will exit the photo overlay and render the point cloud again.
  • To delete a photo, tap and hold it in the filmstrip and then confirm that you want to delete it. Deleted photos cannot be recovered. You will have to rescan your scene.

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