How can I scan a courtyard area...

I have a client who's hotel is centred around a coupe of outdoor courtyard areas.  They are all connected but he doesn't want a black hole in the scan model- he wants to be able to see the grass in the floor plan and dollhouse view.  Is this possible and if so, how can I do this?  

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  • @claire

    Yes it is possible. You would need to scan when the sun stays going down but still light. There will be about 1-1.5 hours to do it.

    If it is a wide open space, it will be more difficult. The camera needs something to pickup on to be able to align with but different objects. For example, you would need to be about 8 feet from wall but other things like benches, bushes, etc for the lasers to bounce back info. In other words, if it is a wide open space, then you are probably not going to get very far.

    Here is an example that I have that will give you an idea. This has a black hole because there is a swimming pool. I would say the only way to do that is put cover on it and scan, then rescan without cover?

    https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=xqDQpEXWDB5

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  • Thanks- that's just what I need...  the space is probably about 15 metres/ 20 metres and has garden furniture and plants etc so sounds like it will be ok.  

    it is mostly windows looking out to the courtyard from the inside- when I am in the courtyard, should I mark the windows as normal?  and which direction should I have them facing (ie inside or outside?)...these windows will also be visible from the inside view so same question there....hope this makes sense!  

     

     

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  • You don't have to mark at all but I would from inside. If not, they might be able to walk through the Windows!

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  • thanks!

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  • I would mark from within the courtyard as you may get some artifacts being generated inside the building that could confuse the  processing.

     

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  • Thanks David- do you mean mark the windows when I scan the outside courtyard, rather than when I do the inside rooms?  Would you say the windows are facing 'inside' to the courtyard, or 'outside'?

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  • You could scan and not mark any and then mark them and reupload. It will not cost any more.

    The only reasons I use them to keep the over spray on doll house clean and keep people from walking through them.

    This is what makes this technology exciting, you can try it different ways and see what is the best!

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  • Thank you!  I'm new- I have only completed 2 so far and they were houses.  This will be a hotel and they are super excited about having it- don't want to mess it up!

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  • @Claire, yes I was suggesting you mark the windows both inside and out. As @justinv says its to prevent spray. I'd mark both inside and out first and then if there are issues un-mark the outside (looking in) scans first

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