Include 360° Views in your Space

You've spent some time capturing 360º Views, and now you are finally ready to add these Views to your Matterport Space. This article will walk you through how to append your 360º Views to either existing, or new, 3D scans.

Before You Begin  

Before beginning the process, you first must determine if you've uploaded your 360º View(s) to the Matterport cloud.

  1. If you haven't uploaded to the cloud:

  2. If you have uploaded to the cloud:


I. Review your 360º Views 

  1. Go to
  2. Select the Space that includes uploaded 360° Views. 
  3. Switch to Edit mode.
    • To do this, click the Edit Space button at the top-left corner of the window.Screen_Shot_2020-05-14_at_1.41.50_PM.png
  4. Click the 360° Views button in the toolbox to the right. 
  5. From the pop-up window, choose any of your 360° Views. 
  6. Hit the pink "Expand" icon to bring the view into your Showcase window - see below. Screen_Shot_2020-04-03_at_7.32.04_AM.png
  7. Pan your viewpoint.
    • You can pan left, right, up and down by clicking and holding down your mouse.
  8. Rename your 360° View (optional).
    • To do this, click the ellipses button on your thumbnail and select "Rename" - see below:  Screen_Shot_2020-04-03_at_7.34.36_AM.png

II. Drag a 360° View into a Model 

Once you've selected a 360° View you want to use, it's important that it appears in the correct place (it would be odd if your 360° View was right next to, say, a hallway). So if your 360° View is a picture or a backyard, you'll want to drag that View into the correct position in Floorplan mode. Follow the instructions below to learn how.

  1. Open the Space where you want to place your 360° View. 
  2. Switch to Floorplan view. 
  3. Click the 360° icon in the toolbox to the right. 
  4. In the slide-out "360° Views" window, hover your mouse over the 360° View you want to use.
  5. Click and hold on the "Drag to Add" button that appears in the center of the image.Screen_Shot_2020-04-03_at_7.37.18_AM.png
  6. Drag the icon onto the approximate area of the map.
    • Keep in mind, this can be a general approximation - you can fine-tune this position later.
  7. To rotate the 360° View, click the rotate icon in the center of the screen.Screen_Shot_2020-04-03_at_7.40.46_AM.png
    • The icon will expand into a rotation sphere - click and drag upwards or downwards to rotate the 360° view.Screen_Shot_2020-04-03_at_7.41.58_AM.png
    • Try to line up the sphere with the rest of the map the best you can - a good way to think about this is to line up the doors. For example, there is almost always a door leading to the backyard. So line up the 360° View of the backyard so that the door in the image faces the house. This will create a seamless transition between the outdoor and indoor environments.
  8. Put the finishing touches on your View placement.
    • Zoom into your Floorplan, and click and drag the 360° View icon for more precise placement.
  9. Click "Publish" to save your changes. 
  10. Verify the placement your 360° View in Inside ViewScreen_Shot_2020-04-03_at_7.43.51_AM.png
    • Click the "Explore 3D Space" icon in the bottom-left corner of the Showcase window. Find the room closest to your 360° View, then locate the green 360° icon - clicking it once to be taken to your 360° View.

III. Set a 360º View as your Starting Position 

  1. Go to 
  2. Select the Space that includes uploaded 360° Views. 
  3. Switch to Edit mode.
    • To do this, click the pencil icon at the top-left corner of the window.
  4. Click the 360° Views button in the toolbox to the right. 
  5. From the pop-up window, choose the 360° scan you want as your starting position.
  6. Hover your mouse over the thumbnail, and click the "Drag to Add" button.
  7. Screen_Shot_2020-04-03_at_7.37.18_AM.png
  8. Drag the thumbnail into its corresponding location in the Floor Plan.
  9. Once placed, click the "360° Views" icon in the toolbox to the right.
  10. Select the starting position thumbnail. 
  11. Click the "Start Location" icon in the toolbox to the right.
  12. Click the blue "Set" button at the center of the image. Screen_Shot_2020-04-03_at_8.26.55_AM.png
  13. Click the blue "Publish" button in the top-right corner of the page.
  14. Reload your Space.
    • Your 360° scan should be the starting location of your Space.

IV. Take a 360° Snapshot of a 360° View 

  1. Open the 360° View you want to take a Snapshot of
    • To do this, click the expand icon at the bottom-right of the thumbnail. Screen_Shot_2020-05-14_at_1.50.04_PM.png
  2. Click the "Photos" icon in the toolbar to the right. 
  3. Click the 360° Photo icon at the top right of the screen. Screen_Shot_2020-05-14_at_1.54.24_PM.png
  4. Frame your Snapshot.
    • Pan with the mouse or arrow keys to frame your Snapshot - try to really capture the general scope of the entire environment, as the 360° will be extremely wide.
  5. Click the Camera icon in the center of the page to take the picture.
  6. In the "Photo Saved" pop-up that appears, click "View". Screen_Shot_2020-05-14_at_1.55.45_PM.png
  7. View your image in the pop-up window.
    • Here, you can rename the Snapshot, delete it, or download the image onto your hard drive.


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