Public Beta of New 3D Showcase
We’ve been hard at work improving 3D Showcase, the online web player that you and your audience use to explore your 3D Spaces.
Most of the changes are organizing our code on the backend. These changes are invisible to users for now, but going forward this will make it easier for us as a company to grow and innovate across all our products (3D Showcase, Workshop, WebVR, etc).
We’ve also further evolved our front-end user interface. Read more about our design changes.
Previously, this beta was only open to a small group. Today we’re making this a public beta available to all Matterport users.
CHECK IT OUT
Log in to Matterport Cloud (my.matterport.com). Click the Try the new 3D Showcase (Beta) link at the top.
Open the button on the top-right to send feedback or report an issue.
GUIDED TOURS, URL PARAMETERS, & WEBVR
Finally, we know that many of you love to customize 3D Showcase and especially your Guided Tours.
On Guided Tours, each highlight will pan in the direction of the next highlight. Previously, the direction it panned was not clear until you actually made and explored the Guided Tour. This is a small change, but it will make your Guided Tours feel more natural and comfortable.
We’ve also introduced two new URL parameters:
Walkthrough speed. For Guided Tours in walkthrough mode, this parameter adjusts the transition speed between scan positions. For example, &wts=2 means 2 meters per second between each pano. We recommend a speed in the range of 1 to 3 (default is 2).
Floorplan view. Enable or disable the UI button for Floorplan View. 0 is disable, 1 is enable. Default is 1.
Remember there are many other URL parameters you can use to customize behavior in 3D Showcase. You can use these URL parameters right now — these are all public and not part of the beta.
Support for WebVR is not currently available in the 3D Showcase beta, but is coming soon.
Thank you for participating in the beta! Your feedback is very important — we use it to improve the product for you and all Matterport users.
We know that 3D Showcase is a core part of the Matterport experience, so your participation in the beta helps us make it “rock-solid” before a full public release.