Video: Matterport Academy Scanning Repetitive Spaces (Lesson 10) with Matterport Content Marketing Manager Amir Frank | Video courtesy of Matterport YouTube Channel (28 September 2018)

Hi All,

If you are just getting started with Matterport, here is Lesson 10 of 11 from the Matterport Academy: Scanning Repetitive Spaces (above) with Matterport Content Marketing Manager Amir Frank.

Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Amir from Matterport, and today I'm going to talk about scanning a repetitive space.

Sometimes you may find yourself in a space with very redundant and repetitive architecture. For example, a large empty ballroom without any furniture, or a very long hallway in a school.

These areas can be very difficult to scan, because to the capture app, each scan position looks very similar.

The camera aligns, or places scans, based on the depth data that it gathers. In long hallways and open spaces, the depth data from one scan looks very similar to a previous scan.

As a result, it can place the second scan in the same position as the first scan, even though the tripod was moved to a new location. This is an undesirable behavior that we call a misalignment.

Fortunately, it's easy to avoid misalignments. Just add unique 3D objects to the space every 10 to 15 feet to make the space more asymmetric.

3D objects can be fire extinguishers, boxes, backpacks, or anything close by that can blend into the space. These give the camera something to identify and latch onto, thus avoiding a misalignment.



P.S. For in-depth Matterport Training, please see the WGAN-TV Training U (in Matterport). We included a 1+ hour training on the Matterport Capture and 3D Showcase Apps by Matterport Content Marketing Manager Amir Frank as well as 6+ hours on Matterport Workshop 3.0 (also by Amir)