[Newsletter, 1/3/18] Google Street View Update, MatterPak™ Bundle, VR Floor Plan Navigation, and more!
[BETA] Publishing to Google Street View testing is underway!
Matterport is excited to announce that we have begun focused, limited Beta testing for the Publish to Google Street View service. This will allow you to very rapidly export content from your Matterport Spaces to have it show up on Google Maps, Google Earth, and the mobile Street View application as a fully-linked panoramic photo tour.
We expect to expand the Beta in late January to those of you who have expressed interest in joining here. Doing so depends on pending changes that are in work both on our side and with Google as they evolve how their API works. Over time we will continue to add features and capabilities and are very interested in your feedback. For more information, please see our support page and FAQs, as well as a few early sample Spaces.
We are currently working with a select beta group of Matterport Service Partners to iron out the kinks. We will expand access to those who have signed up as we ensure the service is robust. We recognize many of you are eager to start using this service, but we are working hard with Google to ensure we deliver a robust and seamless product.
Introducing the MatterPak™ Bundle - for all your 3D commercial assets
Beginning January 25th, Matterport will launch the MatterPak™ Bundle - a comprehensive package of all your 3D commercial assets, including the OBJ file, the colorized point cloud, reflected ceiling plan images, etc., which you will now be able to download immediately with one click.
Simply press Buy MatterPak™ Bundle on the Space details page for your Space. Each MatterPak™ Bundle will cost $49.00 and it will include:
Note: The auto-generated MatterPak™ Bundle will replace the current manually-generated Point Cloud Beta program. As part of this new automation process, OBJs will only be available with the MatterPak™ Bundle. MatterPak™ Bundles (with all commercial assets) will be available for any Matterport Space created on or after December 13, 2017. Matterpak™ Bundles for Spaces created before December 12, 2017 will only contain the OBJ file (no additional assets). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Navigate through your VR Spaces more smoothly with new Floor Plan navigation
Today Matterport is excited to announce a great new feature for all of our Matterport VR Spaces: Floor Plan Navigation. This feature allows users to quickly and easily navigate across the VR Space — not only from room to room, but also from floor to floor effortlessly. It gives users a true sense of the size and layout of the property they are exploring so they can understand the VR Space as a whole. Learn more about VR Floor Plans on our Blog.