1/19/17 - [Newsletter] Cleaner 3D Showcase UI | MLS-friendly link | Navigation instructions
The first product updates of 2017!
An improved 3D Showcase UI gives your audience a cleaner viewing experience
With today’s update, we are excited to announce user interface (UI) upgrades to 3D Showcase. Now, when your audience is actively exploring a Space, all the UI controls will fade out. Space Name, Space Details, View and Floor selectors, Zoom, VR, the bottom Help toolbar, and Matterport branding will not be visible during navigation.
The UI controls will automatically reappear:
- After three seconds of idle time
- If you mouse over the top or bottom of 3D Showcase (desktop)
- If you move your mouse outside of the 3D Showcase frame (desktop)
- If you touch and hold the screen (mobile)
This update provides a cleaner in-Space experience, allowing for a full-screen view with no interruptions, particularly on mobile devices. Show off every inch of your Space!
New MLS friendly URL parameter MLS=1
Your Spaces can now go more places. We have added a MLS-friendly option to our URL parameter list to provide even more flexibility on what information is or isn’t included in your 3D Showcase.
Use &mls=1 at the end of the sharing URL to remove:
- All Presented By and contact information
- Any links in Mattertag Posts (the text will remain but the hyperlink is no longer there)
- The virtual reality icon in the bottom right hand corner (the Space is still available in VR, but cannot be launched directly from 3D Showcase)
You can continue to use &brand=0 to remove only Presented By and contact information. For a list of all URL parameters, please refer to our help center.
3D Showcase with &mls=1
3D Showcase with no URL parameters or &mls=0
Red boxes indicate items removed with the MLS-friendly link.
For more information, how to implement, and a list of all URL parameters, please review our help article.
Increase engagement with your Spaces with new navigation instructions
You can now more effectively give your viewers a tour of your Space and provide the interactivity that is unique to Matterport.
To ensure your audience visits the most important areas in your Space, you can automatically start the Guided Tour with the url parameter &ts=xx where xx is the number of seconds until the tour starts.
When the Guided Tour concludes or if the viewer selects pause, navigation instructions will automatically show on the screen. Your customers will immediately know how to explore the Space on their own, as well as take the tour you set up.
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