Mark Mirrors Early and Often
As soon as you scan a mirror (even just a small part) mark the feature in the Matterport Capture app.
Add or adjust mirror markings immediately after every scan so Matterport Capture can align properly.
For best results, mark the mirror a little bit longer than what is necessary.
Make sure the "Front" label is facing into the room. Tap the middle of the marking to swap the orientation.
Shorten Distance Between Scans
In difficult to scan areas shorten the distance between each scan position.
For very extreme cases, shorten to 1 ft (30 cm) or less between scan positions. This provides more data and overlap to assist alignment.
Lower the Camera for a First Pass
Another option is to lower the camera's height to 3 ft (1m) or less.
Take a few scans at the low height and then scan again at the same spot in full height. This reduces how much reflective areas the camera can see. The lower scans help the higher scans align.
Camera Appears in the Mirror
Marking mirrors does not remove the image of the camera from the 2D panorama. Unfortunately you can't remove the image of the camera from the mirror.
You can try placing the camera in different positions so it doesn't appear in the mirror. However, this is generally more trouble than it's worth.
Instead, we suggest you spend extra time:
- Taking extra scans to fill in the preview pane in Capture for a complete Dollhouse and Floorplan View
- Place scans at regular intervals for an easily navigable Matterport Space in 3D Showcase