Archive for the 'AEC' Category

with Portland, OR-based ToPa 3D Founder and CEO Paul Tice deciphers AEC for MSPs

---

Hi All,

You are a Matterport Service Provider that has heard about the AEC Space - Architects, Engineers and Construction – but do not understand:

✓ what problems you can solve – with Matterport – for potential clients in the AEC Space 
✓ who are the stakeholders in the AEC Space
✓ what the use cases are for Matterport in the AEC Space
✓ the lingo in the AEC Space, including AEC, MEP, FARO, BIM, REVIT
✓ when to add a Leica Geosystems BLK360 scanner/camera to your Workflow
✓ where – and with whom – to begin in the AEC Space
✓ Bonus: Drone opportunities
✓ Bonus: Examples of AEC Spaces scanned with Matterport (including 75,000 and 180,000 SQ FT spaces)

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm EDT | GMT -4) on Thursday, 27 September 2018, my guest will be Portland, OR-based Topa 3D Founder and CEO Paul Tice (Linkedin). (Topa 3D is also a Matterport Service Provider.)

The WGAN-TV Live at 5 topic for this show is:

✓ How to Make Money with Matterport Meets AEC Space for Newbies

Paul's credentials include:

✓ teaches a Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning Class, Matterport 3D Scanning and Visualization
✓ consultant in the AEC Space for visualization and scanning of spaces and objects
✓ running workshops for: universities, non-profits and professionals
✓ training for FARO and Matterport
✓ speaking at SPAR3D on rapid documentation of construction projects using LiDAR and Matterport
✓ Journalist for AEC Space trade-publications: LiDAR Magazine and SPAR 3D
✓ Licensed sUAS (Drone) pilot
✓ 20+ years of experience: Survey, CAD, GIS and 3D scanning projects
✓ Project Engineering and training teams on implementing various 3D technologies for construction and design; Creating accurate as-builts/site plans for large, complex buildings, structures and landscapes; Licensed sUAS (Drone) pilot; Photogrammetry Mapping and Reality Modeling; Creating and delivering project Visualizations/Presentations to stakeholders.
✓ Matterport Service Provider

There is BIG money in the AEC Space for construction documentation with lots of upside. Stop banging your head against the wall of residential real estate and succeed faster in the AEC Space by watching this episode of WGAN-TV Live at 5.

Plus, Join the WGAN-TV Live at 5 Virtual Studio Audience to ask Paul questions.

Best,

Dan

Watch Now:

Read Full Post »

High-end Visualizations | BIMx Conversion Service, OBJ to SKP File

Hi All,

WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday (24 August 2017): InventiveCG Founder Danny Basting

@DannyBasting will be interviewed by WGAN-TV Guest Guest Co-Host Chris Hickman ( Founder of @Metroplex360 )

If you have been following @DannyBasting 's posts since Winter 2016 about Matterport meets Game Engine, you already know that Danny has been doing innovative work using Matterport in the AEC space. 

Danny's company, InventiveCG, offers at least six different AEC solutions:

1. InventiveCG Custom Solutions
2. InventiveCG High-End Visualizations
3. InventiveCG BIMx Conversion Service
4. InventiveCG AEC CAD Conversion Service
5. InventiveCG Matterport OBJ File to SKP File
6. InventiveCG Simple CAD Conversion Service

In addition to learning about InventiveCG solutions – what's possible with the data - Object File - that the Matterport Camera captures, we will also discuss use cases (examples of problems solved with these solutions) and how to offer these 3rd party services

Here's how you can join the WGAN-TV Virtual Studio Audience and ask questions during this live stream.

Best,

Dan

P.S. For the WGAN-TV Live at 5 Programming Schedule for the week of Monday, 21 August 2017, please Click Here.

----

Special Offer for We Get Around Network Members

✓ Save 15 Percent on all InventiveCG Services (Basic, Standard and Premium Members)
✓ To receive this Membership Benefit, please see the Welcome Onboard Letter for the We Get Around InventiveCG Promo Code Order Form

Watch Now:

Read Full Post »

Heated discussion from WGAN Forum Members about Matterport charging for MatterPak

--

Hi All,

Matterport announced MatterPak Bundle for $49 (please see above). 

There has already been some heated commentary on this topic in the We Get Around Network Forum (tagged: MatterPak) What are your thoughts about the services offered in the MatterPak Bundle and pricing? And, how does this news affect you?

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm EST | GMT -5) Thursday, 11 January 2018 ...

WGAN-TV MatterPak Bundle Roundtable (With You)

Want to join-in? Please Private Message (PM) me for the Join the MatterPak Bundle Roundtable Sign-Up Link (free for WGAN Forum Members).

Hi Matterport,

You're welcome to join the WGAN-TV MatterPak Bundle Roundtable too. Please Private Message me as well.

Best,

Dan

P.S. WGAN Forum Members are welcome to join the virtual studio audience to participate in the discussion.

Watch Now:

Read Full Post »

Are you looking for a Matterport alternative? How CUPIX Compares to Matterport

--

Hi All,

Are you looking for a Matterport alternative? How does CUPIX compare to Matterport?

CUPIX enables you to create 3D Tours with any 360º Camera and processing the images using computer vision technology to create a 3D walking experience like a Matterport 3D Tour.

It's free while it is in Beta.

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm EST | GMT -5) today, Tuesday, 21 November 2017, CUPIX Director of Sales Scott Anderson will demo and discuss CUPIX for Newbies (and share some new features). Plus, I will ask Scott how CUPIX compares Matterport.

I anticipate that Scott will use the 360º photos that I shot at a hotel on Friday with an Insta360 One Camera to show and tell how to create a tour with CUPIX.

CUPIX will be targeting these markets:

✓ Real Estate Marketing
✓ Construction Sites

The CUPIX Marketing Video says:

✓ 20x Cheaper to start [than using a 3D scanner [like Matterport]
✓ 10x faster to capture

Features include:

✓ overlays (annotation such as measurements)
✓ viewers of the model can make their own measurements

How CUPIX Works (from the CUPIX website):

Shoot 360º Photos – Take photos of the interior of a building with [any] off-the-shelf 360-degree camera. It only takes about 2~10 seconds at each location.

Upload – Upload 360-degree photos to our cloud server, and then you are done capturing the scene. It sorts out camera locations and computes the 3D geometry.

Customize – Finalize the 3D virtual tour to make it best serve your business using our Online Editor. You can custom brand the Web Player with your company logo.

Share – Share the 3D virtual tour with collaborators and publish it to the world instantly. Allow viewers to measure actual dimensions in the Web Player.

In addition to asking Scott – CUPIX versus Matterport – what else should I ask @scott_cupix ...?

Best,

Dan

P.S. Here are WGAN Forum discussion tagged: CUPIX

Watch Now:

Read Full Post »

Split Screen: Compare 3D Tour to the BIM Model; 3D Tour Compared to 3D Tour (progress visualization)

----

 

Hi All,

I had a chance to preview a new CUPIX solution for the ArchitectureEngineering and Construction (AEC) space this week.

In one word, I describe it as "Magical" ... 

✓ 3D Tour with integrated, interactive floor plan
✓ Ability to compare 3D Tours in a split panel at two different points in time
✓ Ability to compare 3D Tour vs Revit 3D BIM model in a split panel.

Learn more on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET | GMT -4) on Thursday, 19 April 2018[/b]. with CUPIX Director of Sales Scott Anderson (@scott_cupix) - whom has appeared on WGAN-TV twice before (see above videos) - and CUPIX Head of Product Strategy Paul Collart (@pcollart) whom together will demo and discuss this unique new - "Magical" - CUPIX solution.

This is a "must watch" WGAN-TV show for:

1. Matterport Service Providers – seeking additional ways to leverage your expertise in 3D Tour capture
2. Google Street View Pros – seeking additional ways to leverage your expertise in 3D Tour capture
3. AEC Executives – seeking solutions to making money, saving money, time and improving workflow
4. Anyone thinking about buying a Matterport Camera specifically for AEC opportunities

"In order to showcase the new feature, we've collected 360 photos over 6 weeks at a construction site to create virtual tours which can be compared against each other and against the 3D BIM (Revit) model," said Scott in an email to me this week offering the preview.

I could imagine that when CUPIX presents this solution at the 2018 SPAR3D Expo & Conference (June 5-7, 2018 in Anaheim, CA) that CUPIX will WOW the AEC audience (whom will immediately want to find 3D Tour photographersthat can deliver this solution).

If you are in the AEC space - Join the Virtual Studio Audience – to join the discussion and ask Scott questions.

Thanks for tuning in.

Best,

Dan

P.S. This demo on WGAN-TV Live at 5 will be the first public dedicated demo on AEC with CUPIX.

Watch Now:

Read Full Post »

What's it like to use the BLK360 with Matterport? Learning curve? Capture Workflow? Demo and discussion

 

Hi All,

✓ What's it like to use a Leica Geosystems BLK360 Imaging Laser Scanner mashed up with Matterport?
✓ What's the learning curve for a Matterport Pro to use the Leica BLK360?
✓ What's the capture workflow of BLK360 + Matterport?

These are some of the questions that I will ask @Metroplex360 Founder Chris Hickman on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET | GMT -4) on Friday, 20 April 2018. Chris has a BLK360 on loan and is taking it for a spin this week and next week and sharing his Matterport + BLK360 experience with us.

If you are shooting Matterport for Architects or Engineers in the Construction (AEC) Space - or want to - you will want to watch this episode of WGAN-TV Live at 5. Better yet: Join the Virtual Studio Audience to join the discussion and ask Chris your questions.

When Matterport completes its beta testing of Matterport + Leica BLK360, will you be ready to leverage your Matterport expertise to scale your business in the AEC Space? I could imagine that it will take just one or two large-scale AEC projects to pay for investing (or renting) a Leica BLK360 camera.

Leica Geosystems and Matterport announced their partnership on 26 September 2017. There have been many discussions in the We Get Around Network Forum about the BLK360 Camera since then.

Can't watch the show live or join the virtual studio audience? What questions should I ask Chris?

I could imagine that Matterport and Leica will complete their beta testing in time for the 2018 SPAR3D Expo & Conference (June 5-7, 2018 in Anaheim, CA). 

I could imagine that Matterport and Leica will WOW the AEC audience with a demo and presentation (whom will immediately want to find 3D Tour photographers that can deliver this solution).

I will be reporting for WGAN-TV from SPAR3D.

Best,

Dan

Watch Now:

Read Full Post »

Subject Matter Experts on BLK360 and Multivista take us through the Matterport Integration in the AEC Space

 

--

 

Hi All,

Want to learn more about:

✓ Leica Geosystems BLK360?
✓ Multivista construction documentation services (include using Matterport and the BLK360)
✓ BLK360 + Matterport + Multivista

Leica Geosystems and Multivista are both divisions of Hexagon AB.

✓ Matterport and Hexagon’s Multivista Partner to Introduce Next Generation of Immersive 3D Media in Construction Documentation

And, 

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET | GMT -4) on Friday, 27 April 2018, our guests are:

✓ Brian K. Smith, a Subject Matter Expert on the BLK360 (Product Manager of Emerging Technologies for Multivista and Technologist of Leica Geosystem)
✓ Zamon Kingi, Director of Franchise Sales for MultiVista

Brian will be speaking about the BLK360, Matterport and MultiVista integration. Zamon will be speaking about MultiVista.

In August 2017, Matterport announced: 

✓ Matterport and Hexagon’s Multivista Partner to Introduce Next Generation of Immersive 3D Media in Construction Documentation

And, just recently (April 2018), Matterport announced a public beta testing of Leica Geosystems and Matterport

I encourage you to Join Virtual Studio Audience to ask your questions for Brian and Zamon directly.

Best,

Dan

Watch Now:

Read Full Post »