Matterport brings 3D capture to iPhone
iPhone users can now use a Matterport app to create, edit, and share high fidelity 3D digital twins of any physical space. The Matterport Capture app also allows users to embed notes, links, labels or videos, and share the data.
Visitors can explore the spaces in immersive 3D and digitally measure walls, doors, windows or furniture. iPads are also supported by the Matterport Capture app, available in the Apple App Store.
RJ Pittman, CEO of Matterport, said: “With billions of square feet captured in more than 80 countries, Matterport has created the standard for 3D capture to digitise the built world. Matterport for iPhone introduces the world to our advanced spatial data capture and Cortex AI technologies in an easy-to-use app that enables anyone to capture and share 3D spaces with friends, family or colleagues.”
Once downloaded, the Matterport Capture app can be used immediately in a number of powerful ways:
- Real estate agents can scan a property almost as easily as taking photos with their iPhone, to create and publish an accurate 3D digital twin of a property listing
- Homeowners can share a digital twin of their kitchen to get a quote for a remodel or scan damage to send to their insurance company for a more accurate estimate for repair
- iPhone users can freely share their digital twins with friends and colleagues, along with prospective tenants, owners, and more
- Interior designers can capture a space and take it with them to make sure furnishings fit
- Contractors can efficiently document stages of progression during the construction or renovation process
- Property owners can create an immersive virtual tour of their spaces to improve their booking rate on rental sites
- Businesses can easily capture a 3D digital twin of their office to help with recruiting, hiring, wayfinding, space planning and building company culture
- And anyone can capture and share places that are important to them — whether it’s a special room in their home, a favourite spot they frequent, or an incredible space they experienced on vacation.
Japjit Tulsi, CTO of Matterport, said:“We have been hard at work advancing the capability of the Matterport platform to support 3D capture from a range of new digital capture devices over the past two years. Matterport for iPhone marks an important milestone in our capability to create stunning 3D digital twins of any space using the phone in your pocket.”
Matterport for iPhone is powered by Cortex, the company’s AI platform and patented deep learning neural network. It analyses 3D spatial data captured from Matterport’s flagship Pro2 camera and a wide variety of third party devices including Lidar cameras, 360 cameras, and now smartphones. With millions of spaces captured, Cortex consistently and accurately creates the 3D digital twin and handles complex tasks, from 2D to 3D reconstruction, advanced image processing, automatic colour correction, object and room labelling, and more. Cortex can even generate professional looking photo galleries and shareable videos from within the digital twin, along with measurements and dimensions of entire spaces; and automatic face blurring for privacy.
Matterport clients include Redfin, HH Angus, Sotheby’s, Arup and Marriott, have captured billions of square feet of space in over 80 countries.