Using Floors to create a "Before and After" Model

Tested assigning a second floor of scans to the same room to see if this method be could be used to create a "Before and After" model. Unfortunately all 6 scans where kept to one floor.

I scanned 1 room with three scans. Uploaded the model and then duplicated in Capture app. Rescanned the room, using duplicated model, from roughly the same spots as previous 3 scans but assigned them to a second floor labeled "After". The hope was to create a "Before and After" model that would use the floor buttons to show the different states without having to move like you would using a mattertag to link before and after models.

Is there a way this could be done? I know it would make for a weird Dollhouse but not showing all floors in Dollhouse view would eliminate that.

This would open our services up to home flippers, restoration specialist and more.




  • Have also already tried this for a car walk around with doors open/closed and the answer is currently no.

    I would love such a features as it would also allow to redecorate a room to show e.g. much more art works within a small gallery or would enable location views with features like day/night.

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  • Would having two separate Spaces, one as the "Before" and the other as the "After" Space, embedded on the same HTML page each titled accordingly work? It seems like a visitor may be confused if both the before and after versions were actually part of the same Space since you can't make that differentiation within a single Space.

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  • I agree. My assumption is that many people think that Showcase is a fancy panorama tour with linked panoramas that use a 3D mesh for transitions. What many may not realize is that it's truly a 3D tour wherein you are navigating around a 3D model where each stop encapsulates the visitor in a sphere that has panoramic photography mapped inside of it.

    In order to accomplish this, if Matterport PROVIDED the option, then the photographer would have to shoot panoramas that were almost IDENTICAL as 360 Views, map those 360 Views to each scan that they correspond with, and then align them (Like a True North alignment for lack of a better term). This would be very tricky.

    As the use case of this and the ability to pull it off would be so limited - I would imagine that they BEST way to request this is to request that the upcoming SDK support loading in changing the source for panoramas. It would be a very strange thing indeed as the burden of providing panoramas that match Matterport's tile set would be required (I'm not sure if Cubeset is going to be used in the future).


    When you take all of this into consideration, Amir's simple suggestion makes sense.

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  • Here's another thought.

    Create two tours.

    TRIP #1

    The first tour is the BEFORE. Shoot the entire tour as you normally would. Create a second space and shoot ONLY 360 Views of key areas that you would plan on showing off as 'BEFORE' scenes.

    TRIP #2

    Add 360 Views of key areas that you would like to show off as 'AFTER' scenes. Then open the second tour that you created and create a full scan. This tour would have a full 'AFTER' scan as well as 360 Views of 'BEFOREs'


    Add links to 360 Views using MatterTags. Now you have a BEFORE tour with 360 Views of 'Afters' and an AFTER tour with 360 Views of 'Befores'. You also have two tours, so you could essentially add many cross reference links with MatterTags between the two tours if you chose that route.

    Feature Requests needed to make it work best:

    - Ability to return to previous scene from a 360 View

    - OR -- 360 Views appear as an overlay instead of removing someone from their current location (my personal favorite)

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