Matterport 3D Capture App User Guide

Matterport 3D Capture App User Guide
Matterport 3D Capture App
User Guide
Matterport 3D Capture App User Guide
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Table of Contents ......................................................................................................................................... 2
Matterport 3D Capture App ......................................................................................................................... 3
Overview ....................................................................................................................................................... 3
Key Features.................................................................................................................................................. 3
Getting Started ............................................................................................................................................. 5
1.
Charge the Camera ................................................................................................................................ 5
2.
Mount the Matterport Pro 3D Camera to a Tripod ............................................................................... 5
3.
Turn on the Matterport Pro 3D Camera ................................................................................................ 5
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Install Matterport 3D Capture App on Your iPad™ ............................................................................... 5
5.
Connect the iPad to the Camera ........................................................................................................... 6
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Confirm Connection............................................................................................................................... 7
Verify iPad Has Sufficient Available Space ................................................................................................ 7
Capture a Space ............................................................................................................................................ 8
Prepare the Space for Scanning .................................................................................................................... 8
Scan ............................................................................................................................................................... 9
Floor Plan ...................................................................................................................................................... 9
Begin Scanning .............................................................................................................................................. 9
Move the Camera to Another Position ....................................................................................................... 10
Delete a Scan............................................................................................................................................... 10
Multiple Floors ............................................................................................................................................ 10
Prepare the Model for Processing ............................................................................................................. 12
Check for Complete Coverage .................................................................................................................... 12
Upload a Model .......................................................................................................................................... 13
Upload ......................................................................................................................................................... 13
Re-Upload ................................................................................................................................................... 14
Sign In to my.matterport.com .................................................................................................................... 14
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Matterport 3D Capture App
Overview
Matterport 3D Capture App is an app for Apple® iPad that provides an easy way to quickly create 3D
Models. It allows you to control the operation of the Matterport Pro 3D Camera and uploads your data
to Matterport Cloud for processing.
Key Features
Key Features include the following:
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Create a New Model
Add and Delete Scans
Label Multiple Floors
Duplicate and Delete Models
Mark Features
Upload and Re-upload
Main menu
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Home screen
Edit
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Main menu
Select Camera
Account Login
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Getting Started
1. Charge the Camera
Ensure your Matterport Pro 3D Camera is charged. To see the Camera’s battery level, power it on and
look at the Camera’s display. If the Camera has been idle for some time, charge it for at least 4 hours
prior to use.
 During charging, the power button will blink once every few seconds
 Once the camera is fully charged, the power button will blink twice every few seconds
The Camera can scan for 8 to 10 hours on a full charge
2. Mount the Matterport Pro 3D Camera to a Tripod
A sturdy tripod provides the ideal platform for capturing data. In most cases optimal camera height is
near eye level at about 5 foot 6 inches. You can raise or lower the Matterport Pro 3D Camera to capture
different perspectives.
Ensure the Camera mounting plate is secured firmly to the tripod. A loose tripod warning from the
Capture App means that you should more firmly secure the Camera to the tripod.
Be sure to level the camera before starting each Scan. You can use the level on your tripod if it has one.
3. Turn on the Matterport Pro 3D Camera
Press the power button on the back of the Camera. The button will light up and blink for a few seconds,
then turn solid blue. At this time, the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi symbols will also start to blink, indicating the
Camera is ready for a connection.
Bluetooth
Indicator
Power Button
WiFi
Indicator
NOT USED
4. Install Matterport 3D Capture App on Your iPad™
You can find Matterport Capture in the App Store. To learn more about the iPad, visit Apple’s support
site.
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5. Connect the iPad to the Camera
In iPad Settings, turn on Wi-Fi. In the Network list, tap your Camera (e.g. Matterport B004). The
Camera’s Serial number, B004 in the present example, is written on the bottom of the Camera.
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6. Confirm Connection
The Matterport 3D Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi network for transferring data while scanning. To confirm
a connection has been established between iPad and the Camera, go to Settings in the upper left corner
of the Capture App to view the connection status. When the iPad and Camera are connected, you will
see the camera name and its battery life.
Camera
You are now ready to scan. You may wish to practice first my scanning your home.
Verify iPad Has Sufficient Available Space
To see how much storage is available on your iPad, tap Settings > General > About. We recommend you
have at least 2GB available before you begin scanning. To increase the amount of available space on
your device, you can delete unneeded models from the Capture app. (Before deleting a model, tap
Upload to save it to my.matterport.com. Then tap Edit, followed by Delete.) See Apple’s Support article
on Understanding iOS device capacity for more tips.
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Capture a Space
Prepare the Space for Scanning
Before the first Scan, walk through the entire space and plan your capture route. Adjust the décor as
desired. Avoid making changes to the space once you begin the capture.
Capture tips
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Avoid capturing moving objects like people and pets
Try to maintain consistent lighting throughout the space
Avoid bright or direct sunlight ((use shades or drapes when available)
Close doors to rooms that you don’t wish to capture
Position the camera at a eye level in places where people are likely to stand
Stay out of the Camera’s view
Make additional scans in areas of interest
Choose your scan locations so as to avoid large black areas in the Floor Plan
Scans should be 5 to 10 feet apart
A typical house requires 50 to 150 Scans
After each Scan, you can tap “Mark Features” to indicate windows and mirrors
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Floor Plan
Scan button
Floor Label
Camera battery indicator
Scan
A Scan is one 360-degree rotation of the Matterport Pro 3D Camera. Each Scan is represented as a
number on the Floor Plan. A room measuring 30 x 30 feet will require multiple Scans from different
placements within the room. A Scan takes about 60 seconds to complete.
The total number of Scans needed to create a model depends on the nature of the space, how many
objects it contains, and how detailed you wish your Model to be.
Floor Plan
The Floor Plan, shown above, is a low-resolution, top-down view of the areas that have been captured.
Incomplete areas of the floor plan represent areas that have not yet been captured. Use the floor plan
as a guide as you continue through the space.
Begin Scanning
Place the Camera where you would like to start. Tap Create a New Model on the Home screen of the
Capture App. With your iPad in hand, step out of view of the Camera’s. (Alternatively, you can walk
behind the camera as it rotates.) Tap the blue, circular Scan button.
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The Camera will rotate 360 degrees. After each scan, the Camera will transfer data to the Capture app.
The Capture app then processes the data and displays each Scan on the Floor Plan as a numbered blue
circle.
Move the Camera to Another Position
Move the Camera to a new position, approximately 5 – 10 feet away from the previous Scan. Make sure
the new location is within line of sight of the prior placement. The Camera must be able to see
overlapping objects or walls so that the new Scan can be aligned to a prior Scan. The camera will
automatically try to align itself against both the last scan, and all prior scans.
Repeat the scan procedure as needed until you have captured the desired space.
Delete a Scan
You may capture a room or area that you later decide you don’t want. To delete a Scan, tap Edit, tap the
Scan number you would like to delete, then tap Delete Scan.
Multiple Floors
For multiple floors, first add as many floors as the space has (e.g. three floors for a three story
townhouse, for example). Tap Main Floor, then tap Add New Floor. For clarity, we recommend that you
label the floors in the Capture app in the same order that they appear in the property (e.g. top floor at
top of list, bottom floor at bottom of list).
As you capture a floor, we recommend that you mark windows and mirrors as you go. Scan up the stairs,
ensuring that each Scan aligns. At the top of the stairs, take a Scan, then tap Edit Scans to move the Scan
to the new floor. Continue scanning the new floor.
Tips
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Landings or sunken living rooms should belong to the floor they are closest to instead of being
their own floor
As you capture a floor, mark windows and mirrors as you go. Marking mirrors as soon as you
encounter them improves Model accuracy.
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Standard Stairway
A Place the Camera at the bottom of the stairs
B Place the Camera on the stairs, approximately 5
feet from the previous placement
Repeat as necessary up the stairway
C Place the Camera at the top of the stairs; tap
Scan, then tap Edit Scans to move the Scan to the
new floor
Stairway with Landing
A Place the Camera at the bottom of the stairs
B Place the Camera on the stairs, approximately 5
feet from the previous placement
Repeat as necessary up the stairway
C Place the Camera at the top of the stairs; tap
Scan; tap Edit Scans to move the Scan to the new
floor
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Prepare the Model for Processing
Check for Complete Coverage
You may notice that some areas of the Floor Plan are incomplete. You will need to move the Camera to
a new position and take another Scan to fill in this space. If there are incomplete areas, continue
scanning until all desired areas in the Floor Plan are filled in. You can pinch or zoom on the Floor Plan to
change its size. You can also drag the Floor Plan around the screen..
Note that the Camera will automatically shut itself off after 30 minutes of inactivity.
As you scan, mark windows and mirrors in Capture. Tap on the icon for the feature you would like to
indicate. The Floor Plan on Capture will not change, but the final model on my.matterport.com will be
improve according to your marks:
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Mirrors will be replaced with dynamic reflection
Windows will be replaced with a static image from the Scan
Trimmed content will be deleted.
To mark a feature, tap and drag along the wall where the window or mirror is located. You may want to
zoom in the Floor Plan. The line needs to be on the window or mirror and needs to cover the length of
the window or mirror. You can tap and drag the end points to fine tune positioning.
Confirm the orientation of the mark-up line. Make the line as long as the window or mirror, or slightly
longer. Light colored labels should be on the inside of the room. Tap on one of the end points to reverse
the orientation or to delete the mark-up.
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Upload a Model
Upload
When all Scans are complete and you’ve marked all windows and mirrors, connect your iPad to a
standard Wi-Fi network. Be sure you’re logged into Capture with your my.matterport.com account. Tap
a Model, then tap Upload.
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Re-Upload
After you’ve uploaded a Model to my.matterport.com, you can make changes and re-upload. You can
duplicate the Model or you can edit the Model you already uploaded. You can add new Scans to the
Model, add or edit windows, mirrors, and trim features. Re-upload is disabled until a change is made to
the Model.
Sign In to my.matterport.com
To log in to my.matterport.com, tap Main Menu in Matterport 3D Capture. Enter your
my.matterport.com credentials. If your login is successful, you will be taken back to the main Capture
screen.
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Account Sign In
Don’t have a my.matterport.com account? Can’t remember your user name or password?
Contact Matterport at support@matterport.com to get connected.
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