Capture a 360° View

Before you begin 

360° Views are similar to 3D scans, only they do not collect and store 3D data.

Users typically utilize 360° to take images outdoors - this includes images of the property from the outside, patios, porches, and outdoor sheds (to name a few examples).

Instructions 

I. Capture a 360° View

  1. Open Matterport Capture on your iPad or iPhone. 
  2. Create a new "New Job" by tapping the plus icon at the bottom right of the screen.
    • Once you create a new job, you will be prompted to enter some optional descriptive information.
    • You can also open an existing model and add 360° views to it.
  3. Toggle to "360° Views" by clicking on the 360° icon to the right.
    • If this is your first 360° View, the preview pane should appear empty.360.jpg
  4. Make sure that your surrounding environment doesn't contain any objects you don't want seen (like personal photos, cars, or pets).
  5. Tap the "Capture 360° View" button.
    • The camera will begin to rotate the same way it does when taking a 3D Scan.
  6. Step outside of the camera's view.
    • If you're standing in front of the camera while it scans, you will appear in some or several shots. We recommend going to another room, or, alternatively, simply walk behind the camera as it performs the scan.
    • When the scan is complete, you will get a "OK TO MOVE CAMERA" message.
    • You can take as many 360° views as you'd like, but you must have at least one 3D scan in order to upload your Space. 

II. 3D Scan Alignment Errors: Convert to 360° View

If you're taking a 3D scan while outdoors, in a bright area, or in an extremely large space, you may run into this warning. Screen_Shot_2016-08-18_at_11.56.40_AM.png

Another, alternate way to create a 360° view is by recovering from an alignment error. As mentioned at the beginning of the article, this means you'll get to keep the full 360° experience in the image, but without the depth data needed for precise measurements.

On the other hand, if you want the scan to be a part of your 3D Space (and to show up in Dollhouse and Floorplan views), you can hit "Discard" and retry the scan. When trying again, we recommend positioning the camera closer to the previous scan.

Learn more about alignment errors here.

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