How 'Closet Peeks' Enhance a 3D Space
I always prefer to shoot a home that is staged rather than one 'lived-in' for two reasons. In a staged home I'm usually alone and don't have to contend with small, uncontrolled dogs or cats, small kids, or real estate agents that don't seem to understand our camera goes around in a circle. No, you can't stand on the deck, or sit at the table or start taking your pics...
What I like to do is to enrichen a walk-though with some animation (limited as it is) by doing Closet Peeks. When I enter a bedroom or walk down a hallway I prefer to first see the space with all the doors closed. I think it shows better than having a closet door open.
Then, when you 'step' up to the door, it is open with an interior look inside the closet. I'm sure other MSP's do this also, and so far the agents I service like this approach.
For me, what I've found works best is to shoot the entire room/space prior to positioning the camera in front of the door you want to 'open'. By shooting the overall space first, it creates enough data that the final scan 'open door' data doesn't overpower the previous stitching. It also works best when the closet door you open is a) a slider, b) opens 180 degrees or c) opens 90 degrees.