12/7/16 - [Newsletter] Improved Guided Tours | Flexible address visibility | Firmware update & holiday contest reminders
Show off your Spaces with higher quality Guided Tours. Only display address information you want on 3D Showcase. And don’t forget to update your firmware and enter our holiday contest!
Give your audience smoother and cleaner Guided Tours
Guided Tours in Walkthrough Mode now have a look and feel much closer to the traditional exploration mode. 3D Showcase will display higher quality panoramic images while moving through a Space from Highlight to Highlight.
This update significantly improves the aesthetic of your Guided Tours, giving your viewers a seamless experience through your Space. You will also notice smoother navigation overall, with wider and faster pans at each stop, more graceful turns, and a more normal feeling speed.
Come tour the Clay Street apartment and see the improvements for yourself!
Customers who prefer to keep the old Guided Tour look and feel can use the url parameter “&mf=0” in sharing and embedded links.
Flexible options for managing and displaying Space addresses
With today’s Matterport Cloud update, you can now limit visibility of Space addresses in 3D Showcase. Choose whether to show the entire address as-entered, only city/state/zip, or no address at all. This new feature allows you to retain full addresses of Spaces for your internal purposes, but keep them private from viewers.
Combined with the recently released address autocomplete, it is easier and more valuable than ever to enter an address for every Space. These addresses will also be used in future Matterport improvements, so we highly encourage you to leverage these features for the most correct information possible.
To select address visibility, open the About Panel Editor by clicking Edit in the top right corner of a Space Detail Page.
Select the radio button of your chosen address option and click Accept.
The default visibility for all Spaces is the Full Address. Current URL parameters for unbranded or MLS-friendly Spaces will retain current visibility. For more information, please visit our help article.
Reminder to update your Pro Camera firmware
If you haven’t yet installed the new Pro Camera firmware, now is the time! In addition to many small improvements, version 1.1.423.14201.xxx specifically includes:
- Improved color handling, greatly reducing yellow patches
- Improved performance in LED-heavy conditions, preventing LED banding
Firmware must be installed on your Pro Camera using the Matterport Capture app. For more information on how to update your firmware, including checking your current version, please visit our help article. To join the conversation about the new firmware or get answers from other users, please visit our Community article.
Don’t forget to enter our holiday contest!
Show off your most festive holiday Spaces for a chance to win FREE Cloud Hosting for 2017!
Join the discussion, ask questions, and submit product ideas on the Matterport Community. Just log in with your Matterport Cloud credentials to get started. Visit our Support Site for detailed Matterport how-to guides, videos, and other FAQs.