- Exterior scanning, with full geometry-capture
- Ability to scan further, with a range of well over 100 feet (30 meters)
- Higher accuracy than Matterport devices (when scans are downloaded through the BLK360 app or Recap)
Matterport’s BLK360 support is good for documenting existing conditions for design, engineering and construction purposes. It makes it possible to record and measure conditions in large areas and sunlight spaces. It generates immersive 3D models are valuable to all participants in the design workflow and provides several ways to access point clouds.
With the BLK360 and Pro/Pro2 cameras, Matterport can capture any space, regardless of size or lighting, faster than more expensive LIDAR-based devices. This makes it an ideal tool for documenting construction work in-progress. It can also be invaluable for recording facilities, manufacturing/industrial locations, and infrastructure for management and maintenance.
You do not need a Matterport camera to use the integration. However, having both cameras will produce the best combination of efficient workflow and high-quality 3D spaces.
Matterport Pro/Pro2 cameras can be used in the same project as the Leica BLK360. This makes it easy to scan smaller spaces quickly and obtain very high quality imagery. Scans from the two cameras are joined together seamlessly.
The BLK360 can be used for building exteriors or interiors and is also good for capturing tall and wide-open spaces (some exterior scans may not have good Dollhouse Views). In addition, users can download dense/accurate point clouds from the BLK360 to other apps, such as Recap Pro. Learn how.
Matterport’s Pro cameras automatically do HDR compensation. Their standard scan density is similar to the “Medium” setting for the BLK360.
However, this distance is lower when your space is crowded with lots of objects (especially close-up objects). It’s not unusual to have to scan less than 10 feet (3 meters) between locations in order to align scans in a crowded area.
1) Unstructured point cloud - One big point cloud with redundant points removed for efficiency. The Matterport Capture app automatic registers and aligns multiple individual scans. The density and accuracy of an exported point cloud is similar to a model captured with Matterport Pro or Pro2 3D Camera alone. Learn more.
The unstructured point cloud is in .XYZ file format. You can get this file by downloading the Matterpak Bundle after your space has been processed in the cloud. If you import the XYZ files directly into a design app, it will come out monochrome. To import into an Autodesk design app and preserve color, open in Recap Pro and export in the native RCP/RCS format.
2) Structured point cloud - Many different point clouds, all downloaded from the BLK360 to an app such as Autodesk Recap Pro or Leica Register. Individual point clouds are semi-automatically registered, then adjusted manually. Density and accuracy depends on the setting you choose (Low/Medium/High) when you scan with the BLK360. A structured point cloud has many overlapping points, and the cloud can become very big, but each scan can be managed or edited individually. Learn more.
To download your very dense and accurate point clouds, you'll need to manually transfer the point cloud out of the BLK360 device. (Matterport Pro camera scans can not be downloaded in this manner, and so can not be part of a structured point cloud.) To do this, you can either use Recap Pro for Mobile or the Leica BLK360 app.