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Mattertag content in VR mode

Hello,

I've just purchased a camera and I would like to know if Mattertag post content can be displayed in VR-mode. I'm not seeing any documentation on it so I figured I would just ask here.

Many thanks for your kind support in advance,

Regards,

Sebastien

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  • Hello Sebastien,

    Mattertag Posts are not yet supported in VR. We do plan to add them to VR in future version of the Matterport VR app, but as of right now, we do not have a timeline for when that may be.

    Best,

    Keith S.

    Matterport VR

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  • Thank you Keith,

    Any chance that future version would release in March ? (just checking).

    Regards,

    Sebastien

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  • Hey Sebastien,

    It is too early to give any estimates for when Mattertag Posts be available in VR. We are still very early in development. While it may seem like we could just copy and paste a feature from Web Showcase to Virtual Reality, they really are two different mediums.

    Bringing features to VR requires a fair amount of time and effort designing how the features will function in a fully realized virtual environment so that they are easy to use, and do not cause motion sickness.

    Since VR is in many ways a new frontier, things like best practices are still being written, so many features will require additional time to complete for VR.

    I hope this information helps.

    Best,

    Keith S.

    Matterport VR

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  • I have a client who is needing this functionality.

    I would suggest that Matterport experiment with adding the MatterTag icons to the tour, but display the content in a bar at the bottom of the screen that is fixed. I could imagine MatterTags being a bit cumbersome otherwise while in VR.

    Thank you for answering us by addressing that there's no timeline for this right now -- that's VERY helpful for managing expectations.

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  • Hello Chris,

    Mattertag Post support continues to be one of the most requested features to bring to our VR app, and this is something we are working on (along with a few other cool things I cannot talk about yet). That said, regrettably we still do not have a clear timeline for this.

    As I said previously, bringing features to VR requires a fair amount of time and effort so that they are easy to use, and do not cause motion sickness. Mattertag Posts have the added complexity of coming up with a solution that will not only not make people sick, but will also be legible on all devices. This is unfortunately a lot more difficult than it sounds. That said, we are committed to making it happen. We just cannot say for sure how long it will take.

    Best,

    Keith S.

    Matterport VR

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  • I completely understand that implementing Mattertags in the same manner that they work on the desktop would result in a rather sickening experience.

    I think that it would make sense for a fixed overlay to appear at the bottom of the viewable area that shows the text when the viewer comes within range. Additionally, providing the option to disable MatterTags in the app makes sense.

    If one thinks about it - what are the options?

    1) Implement MatterTags 1:1 -- sickness/difficult to read

    2) Implement MatterTags in a fixed location -- Add box for contrast, figure out threshhold for when a tag would appear (i.e. - should the user have to line up their VR device and wait for it to appear? Probably not, that wouldn't be enjoyable)

    3) Have users print out their own MatterTags on cardstock and attach to places during the shoot.

    I totally get that it's a challenge that needs to be addressed properly. I would imagine that fragmentation in the platform due to this missing feature does, though, make addressing it a priority.

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  • @Matterport-VR with the MatterTag deeplinks I now use the great functionality to move to different parts of the showcase. I used it e.g. to jump to a hotel's roof terrace, as the spiral stairs were impossible to climb in the showcase. As Matterlinks in VR mode are not supported, there is no way to get onto the roof terrace...actually meaning I can only deliver part of my showcase in VR. Same issue I already have with 2 other showcases. For me supporting Mattertags incl Links through VR is an urgent feature. Any planning yet? Thanks!

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  • Hello @Matthijs Baaten

    I'm sorry to hear you are having issues with one of your spaces. With regard to Mattertag Posts, we are working on this as well as several other really cool features, but regrettably it is still too early to give any kind of timeline for when they may become available.

    Best,

    Keith S.

    Matterport VR

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  • Hello Keith,

    Any update in this regard?

    Been working with the Matterport 2 -- it's awesome btw!

    We have this exact same issue, has there been any update?

    Best Regards!

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  • Hello Omar, 

    Mattertag Post support for VR is still high on our 'to do" list. I regret, we still do not have a target date, but I can say progress is being made. 

    As for the issue of navigating spaces in VR more effectively, we do have a few new features in the works and on the road map to help with this. I apologize that I cannot get into too many details just yet, but I hope to have more information in the coming weeks. 

    Best, 

    Keith S.

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  • Hello Keith,

    Understood, would it be safe to say that we could count with it before end of the year?

    There is a client that already knew about the product and doesn't understand why it's not available in VR, we have already explained him from the technical part but it seems that we will loss the sell.

    Best Regards!

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  • Hello Omar, 

    Some of the navigation updates will launch before the end of the year yes.

    As for Mattertag Posts in VR, it is too early to say for sure. 

    Best, 

    Keith S. 

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  • Keith, hope you're doing well.

    Is it still too early to know the Mattertag post in VR? :)

    I have few project lined up and all requires this features.

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  • Hi Naga,

    It would be great to see Mattertags in VR some day, but I have still not heard of anything like that in the pipeline.  Very sorry for the disappointing news. 

    - Amir

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  • Any update on this feature request? We are shooting a 60,000sf property (call center) and dividing it up into regions and the client (IT related) is really pushing the VR headset experience with latest tech. Here viewers will not be able to transition into other regions with headset.

    thx

    Bill

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  • Hello Bill, 

    As mentioned in the Floor Plan Navigation announcement, Mattertags for VR are in development.  That said, we do not have a date for when they will be available just yet. 

    The current road map has us first bringing Floor Plan Navigation to WebVR, followed by Mattertags later this year. 

    Best, 

    Keith S. 

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  • Hello,

    Please consider this to be another in the long line of requests for expediting the inclusion of Mattertags in VR mode ;) Very happy to hear that it's on the to-do list, but it's been a while, and it's still extremely important for VR viewers, in my opinion. Other tour software providers support similar capabilities on their platforms, so it would be helpful to be able to do that here, as well.

    The Floor Plan Navigation is really cool though, by the way, and thanks for all that you guys do :)

    Best regards,

    -jason

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  • Hi 

    Is there any update regards this issue, this post was created on Jan 2017 and today we are at Nov 2018

     

     

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  • Hi Team , Eagerly waiting for Mattertag on VR. 

    As in 09 Jan 2018 note above can see Mattertags for VR are in development and later this year this feature may be ready..

    Please let me know if have any updat around  Mattertag on VR.

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