Saved non hosted scans on harddrive to be able to re upload/host at later dates
The ipad 3D Showcase app was a great development and really helps. It also showed that scans can be stored and not hosted.
This technology and most that are using it are doing so for Real Estate and associated industries like accommodation etc. With real estate it is only in the high end rental that seem to be really taking MP showcases on board. I think it would really open up the opportunities for intermittent customers such as when a rental becomes vacant for them to contact us and we can just re instate the saved scan. A lot of people to not like the prospect of having to re pay for another scan when it comes time again. I know that you can keep a scan and just lock it say until needed again but that takes up a hosting slot, where it may not matter for some it may for others.
I'm guessing they may be other advantages that other people find than the above and welcome them to be shared.
My assumption on why MP has not wanted to (I am assuming) give this ability is due to the security of it's stitching technology with providing files. I have no idea if this is the case or not. Though that you are able to on the ipad app gives me a hope that if this is the case there is a work around to be able to have us keep scans on a hard drive. Where the scan has been processed and can then at a request re upload to our hosting service (I'd be fine with some fee like the processing fee even if it's just uploading if it means we got the feature).
If the files were encrypted so not to be fooled with I'd be fine with that also.