Archive for the 'Matterport Service Provider' Category

PPV for Non-Profits, Museums, Galleries, Historic Locations and Tourist Destinations

HomePlan NZ Director Scott MacKenzie (@HomePlanNZ) on the HomePlan platform for Pay Per View (PPV) Service for Matterport 3D Tours.

Topics covered included:

✓ Demo of HomePlan Pay Per View (PPV) Service example (Old Jail Museum in Petone)
✓ Discussion of likely uses cases for PPV (non-profits, museums, attractions)
✓ Marketing: Open your doors to a new world of online visitors
✓ HomePlan PPV user entry fee/one use code (planned options, including multi-currency)
✓ HomePlan PPV feature: duration of viewing experience
✓ Embedding of Tour and dedicated access page provided by HomePlan
✓ HomePlan PPV planned features: multiple ticket, currency conversion, auto-add applicable local tax
✓ How long to implement? (ordering workflow)
✓ PPV viewing experience best practices (discussion of MatterTags, Labels, Video, Highlight Reel)
✓ Compatible with MP/embed links
✓ Use of MP/embed to annotate space; add background music, position-activated narration
✓ Use of HomePlan automation for exporting and importing MatterTags
✓ HomePlan PPV pricing options: Standard and Premium
✓ How to order HomePlan PPV
✓ Future: other 3D/360 Virtual Tour platforms

HomePlan PPV leverages the Matterport API and SDK.

WGAN Forum Related Discussions

✓ WGAN Forum discussions tagged: HomePlan | PPV
✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV: Automating Exporting & Importing Matterport MatterTags
✓ WGAN-TV Training U: Automating Exporting & Importing Matterport MatterTags

Best,

Dan

HomePlan NZ Links

✓ HomePlanNZ Website
✓ HomePlanNZ Instagram
✓ HomePlan NZ Facebook

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Create opportunities as a result of fast, easy and affordable automation of exporting/importing Matterport MatterTags

WGAN-TV: Automating Exporting/Importing Matterport MatterTags and Exporting Matterport Labels

Hi All,

Do you have a need for automation for:

✓ exporting Matterport MatterTags
✓ importing Matterport MatterTags
✓ exporting Matterport Labels

How about exporting/importing for:

✓ hundreds of products for sale within a Matterport Digital Twin?
✓ Same space: different Matterport 3D Tour?
✓ Facilities Management (FM) annotation?
✓ Construction documentation?

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 23 April 2020, HomePlan NZ Director Scott MacKenzie (@HomePlanNZ) will tell us about how the HomePlan NZ Platform automates the exporting and importing of Matterport MatterTags and Matterport Labels to make these kind of Matterport Digital Twin project possible.

The @HomePlanNZ team developed this solution to reduce the time that this process took for their Matterport Service Provider business.

The HomePlan NZ MatterTag Importing/Exporting Platform leverages the Matterport API and SDK.

Save the date and time!

For WGAN Forum related discussions about this and other HomePlan NZ services, please see this WGAN Forum Tag: HomePlanNZ

Enjoy your weekend and stay healthy,

Dan

HomePlan NZ Links

✓ HomePlanNZ Website
✓ HomePlanNZ Instagram
✓ HomePlan NZ Facebook

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How to save clients money and time; These are the stakeholders

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WGAN-TV How Matterport Service Providers can Make Money doing Weekly Construction Documentation

Hi All,

If you are a Matterport Service Provider that wants to learn more about Weekly Construction Documentation - this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show is for you.

With Matterport, you literally can get everyone on the same page for the General Contractor's weekly meeting to identify issues (before they become expensive to reverse). For the entire life-cycle of the construction, weekly construction progress documentation has many use cases by many constituents.

My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Monday, 6 April 2020 is IFTI/PROVision Vice President of Business Development James Duffy.

Watch: WGAN-TV How Matterport Service Providers can Make Money doing Weekly Construction Documentation

"We have different clients that use us for construction monitoring quite often, so we're doing that weekly progression, and to one of these clients, they actually use it for their project management meetings every week," says Concord, CA-based IFTI - Independent Floor Testing & Inspection Director of Sales and Marketing James Duffy.

"So we go scan on Thursday, we have all the scans completed, and then on Monday morning, when they have their project management meeting, each project manager is asked if there's any issue that they need to highlight in the meeting, and they pull up the Matterport space, and they walk through it, and they dissect an issue."

"And so we help them with their documentation. Usually when the walls go up, and right before rough-in, that we come in and document, and what they've noticed is a change in the work orders of the change orders of what's happening'cause they're able to catch problems quicker."

On this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show, James will cover:

✓ What is Weekly Construction Documentation?
✓ What problems does Weekly Construction Documentation solve?
✓ Who are the Stakeholders (users) of Weekly Construction Documentation?
✓ How is Weekly Construction Documentation used?
✓ Before Matterport, how was Weekly Construction Documentation done?
✓ How is Weekly Construction Documentation done now with Matterport?
✓ How do Matterport Service Providers help with Weekly Construction Documentation?
✓ How can Matterport Service Providers generate scanning business for Weekly Construction Documentation?
✓ Where do these titles mean within big brands (and why this 'Matters')?
-- Director of Store Planning
-- Vice President of Construction
-- Director of Architecture and Design
-- Vice President of Facilities
✓ How is COVID-19 is affecting Weekly Construction Documentation?
✓ How will COVID-19 will likely change Weekly Construction Documentation?
✓ What categories of big brands to target (such as retail and restaurants)
✓ Why target multi-site big brands?
✓ How to offer Matterport scanning for Weekly Construction Documentation at scale
✓ How to offer Weekly Construction Documentation in multiple markets at scale

What questions would you like me to ask during this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show with James?

Stay healthy,

Dan

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Matterport saves money and time; and creates additional uses cases.

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Hi All,

If you are a Matterport Service Provider that has no idea what an "As-Built" is, this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show is for you.

My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 is IFTI/PROVision Vice President of Business Development James Duffy.

Watch: WGAN-TV How Matterport Service Providers can Make Money Scanning for "As-Builts"

James will cover:

✓ What is an "As-Built"?
✓ What problems does an "As-Built" solve?
✓ Who are the Stakeholders (users) of "As-Builts"?
✓ How are "As-Builts" used?
✓ Before Matterport MatterPaks, how were "As-Builts" created?
✓ How are "As-Builts" created now?
✓ How do Matterport Service Providers help with "As-Built" creation?
✓ How can Matterport Service Providers generate scanning business for "As-Builts"?
✓ Where do these titles mean within big brands (and why this 'Matters')?
-- Director of Store Planning
-- Vice President of Construction
-- Director of Architecture and Design
-- Vice President of Facilities
✓ What categories of big brands to target (such as retail and restaurants)
✓ Why target multi-site big brands?
✓ How to offer Matterport scanning for "As-Builts" at scale
✓ How to offer "As-Builts" in multiple markets at scale

What questions would you like me to ask during this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show with James?

Best,

Dan

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Thank you to the Matterport Service Providers participating ...

Hi All,

Like everyone else around the globe, the Coronavirus is causing anxiety and uncertainty for Matterport Service Providers.

On a special WGAN-TV Town Hall (5 pm ET | GMT -4) this Monday, 23 March 2020), join the discussion about how you are feeling and dealing with COVID-19 and, when possible, please offer helpful suggestions for what Matterport Service Providers can do with our down time.

During this live WGAN-TV Town Hall: Matterport Service Providers Coping with COVID - you can watch or participate by either:

✓ join the discussion with video with this Zoom video link (https://zoom.us/j/540140231)
✓ join the discussion by phone only

iPhone one-tap: US: +16468769923,,540140231# or +13126266799,,540140231#

Telephone: ID: 540 140 231

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US:
+1 646 876 9923
+1 312 626 6799
+1 301 715 8592
+1 346 248 7799
+1 669 900 6833
+1 253 215 8782

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aeEOqKSUFI

Thanks for joining the discussion on the show.

If you can't make it, what questions should I ask those on the show?

Be safe,

Dan

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as applied to Matterport Digital Twins

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WGAN-TV How and Why to Create ADA Compliant Matterport and Other 3D/360 Virtual Tours

Hi All,

✓ What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
✓ How does the ADA apply to Matterport and other3D/360 Virtual Tours?
✓ How do you create ADA compliant Matterport and other 3D/360 Virtual Tours?
✓ What should every Matterport Service Provider and other 3D/360 Virtual Tour Service Providers know about ADA?

My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET Thursday, 19 March 2020 is Barnes Creative Studios Founder Steve Barnes (@BarnesCreative). Barnes Creative Studios has created an exclusive ADA compliant player to make Matterport and other 3D/360 Virtual Tours - accessible to Americans with disabilities.

The WGAN-TV Live at 5 topic is: How and Why to Create ADA Compliant Matterport and Other Virtual Tours

If you have enterprise clients or prospects, it's likely that you will be asked about how to make the Matterport Digital Twins ADA compliant. Over time, it's also likely that other existing or potential clients of your Matterport Tours will ask about ADA compliance.

“Under the current law, there is an incentive for plaintiff’s lawyers to file ADA access lawsuits: hotels may be required to pay a disabled person’s attorney fees even if the hotel agrees to correct any problems right away," says FindLaw.

Even if you do not have enterprise clients such as a major hotel brand or cruise line brand, this is a "must watch" WGAN-TV Live at 5 show.

Here are questions that I anticipate asking Steve:

1. What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
2. How does ADA apply to Matterport 3D Tours?
3. What is the Web Content Accessibilities Guidelines (WCAG)?
4. How does the Website Content Accessibilities Guidelines apply to Matterport 3D Tours?
5. Why should I care about making Matterport 3D Tours ADA compliant? Enterprise clients and prospects?
6. Can you speak about this from a disabled person's perspective?
7. Can you speak about this from a lawsuit perspective?
8. How and why did you decide to build an ADA compliant virtual tour player
9. Please demo your ADA compliant, custom-built embedded virtual tour player
10. Please demo the Video Guided Tour Button
11. Please demo the Audio Description Button (Screen Reader)
12. Please demo the Read Transcription Button
13. Please demo how to return to the standard virtual tour Button
14. What does "level double A" compliant mean? Other levels?
15. Does ADA compliant virtual tours super-charge SEO? How so?
16. How does the Barnes Creative Studios ADA compliant player address issues about disabilities related to:
visual
audio
speech
cognitive
language
learning
neurological
17. [I will explain the exclusive free offer for WGAN Forum Members and how to receive.]
18. Barnes Creative Studios Pricing for ADA client Matterport Digital Twins
19. I understand that you are no longer a Matterport Service Provider. Why does that matter?
20. Your website to reach out to you? (www.BarnesCareativeStudios.com)
21. What questions have I not asked you that I should ask?
22. Anything else?

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[The following is reprinted with permission of Barnes Creative Studios (BCS) from this BCS blog post.]

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Barnes Creative Studios ADA Compliant Matterport - and other 3D/360 – Virtual Tours for Hospitality

Barnes Creative Studios (BCS) has developed a solution to make ADA compliant virtual tours. ADA (The Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance means making your service or product accessible to people with disabilities and it was amended to include websites in 2008. Hotels are increasingly aware that non-compliant websites make them potentially liable for lawsuits and fines, and many have implemented standards to comply.

Up until now, there was not a streamlined solution to make virtual tours compliant. BCS has created a solution. Introducing an embedded player which not only provides AA compliant virtual tours, but also can be used for older virtual tours you already have in your catalog. Also, as an added bonus your search engine optimization will be amplified.

See a list of past and current lawsuits on the ADA website that includes many hotels and resorts.

BCS Has an Exclusive Player that Adheres to Accessibility Guidelines

BCS exclusively provides our custom ADA compliant virtual tours that adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). WCAG define how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. Accessibility involves a wide range of disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning and neurological.

BCS offers a solution which directly adheres to the “WCAG 2.0 guidelines 1.2 for time-based media: providing alternatives for time-based media”. This includes “audio and/or video combined with interaction”. The accessible alternative version of our ADA compliant virtual tour contains:

✓ Alternative Pre-Recorded Video Guided Virtual Tour
✓ Transcript
✓ Audio Description (Prerecorded)
✓ Live Captions

All of the above is delivered in a custom-built embedded player that hosts both media items. Firstly, it includes the standard virtual tour and secondly the alternative accessible version that is ADA compliant. For example, below is an ADA compliant virtual tour from the Four Seasons Punta Mita Mexico.

Added SEO value for ADA Compliant Virtual Tour

As a result, for having compliant virtual tours on your website your search engine optimization (SEO) value will be supercharged. SEO is successful when you have contextual elements attached to rich media, for instance, like transcripts and detailed descriptions. With our ADA compliant virtual tour the added context from the WCAG 2.0 guidelines makes your content fuel your web page resulting in successful SEO.

Barnes Creative Studios looks forward to help your hotel reach compliance with ADA standards. 360 Virtual tours are a unique user driven media and BCS is dedicated to making these experiences available to as many people as possible.

Private Message Steve Barnes at @BarnesCreative for more information.

Source: Barnes Creative Studios Blog Post

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The two-year journey to a thriving Matterport Service Provider Business

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Hi All,

If you are a professional photographer thinking about getting started with Matterport, you might find it helpful to hear the journey of a successful Matterport Service Provider.

My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET | GMT -4) this Wednesday (20 November 2019) is Grays Lake, IL based Matterport Service Prover 3D RoomScapes Founder Ross R. Zanzucchi (@rzphotoman).

✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: Matterport Customer Journey: Ross R. Zanzucchi with 3D RoomScapes

I will ask Ross about his Matterport Service Provider business today and his nearly two-year journey to get there.

Dan

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Want to know what is a"Matterport Sandwich"? How to do it? And, how to avoid the need to do it in the first place?

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Hi All,

✓ How do you duplicate a model in the Matterport Capture app?
✓ Can you switch cameras with the Matterport Capture app?
✓ How do you pair an Insta360 One X; Ricoh Theta Z1; Leica BLK360 to the Matterport Capture app?
✓ Can I use the Capture app on my iPhone?

✓ How do I download my Matterport 3D tour to my iPad?
✓ How does my client download my Matterport 3D tour to their iPad?
✓ How do you recommend using the Matterport Showcase app for business development?

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 the topic of our show is:

 Matterport Capture and Matterport 3D Showcase Apps for Newbies (Demo Show)

And, I will ask those questions (and many more) ...

My guest will be:

✓ Matterport Marketing Manager Amir Frank 

I will ask Amir to assume that I am just getting started with Matterport and to demo both:

✓ Matterport Capture (iOS) app
✓ Matterport Showcase (iOS) app

Amir will cover:

Intro to Matterport Capture (iOS) App

Home Screen Overview

✓ Settings menu => Login/Profile => Organization
✓ Settings & Privacy
✓ Help & Support
✓ Storage & Firmware
✓ Select & Sort
✓ Help
✓ 3dot menu

Create New Model

✓ 3D/360
✓ Scan button
✓ 360 View Gallery
✓ Markings
✓ Floors
✓ Upload

Intro to Matterport 3D Showcase (iOS) App

✓ Featured
✓ Downloaded
✓ Edit
✓ Cloud

What questions do you want me to ask? (Or, better yet, join the show and ask your questions.)

Best,

Dan

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Matterport 101 for a Pro Photographer Considering Buying a Matterport Camera

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Hi All,

If you are a professional photographer thinking about adding Matterport 3D Tours to your service offering, you likely have a lot of questions about if and how to get started with Matterport.

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Tuesday, 20 August 2019 the topic of our show is:

✓ Intro 101 to Matterport for Pro Photographers

My guests will be:

✓ Matterport Marketing Manager Amir Frank 
✓ Matterport Representative Jonathan Buckley ( @Jwbuckl )

I will ask my guests to assume that I am a Pro photographer (photos, video, drone); I just heard about Matterport and I am wondering:

1. what's Matterport
1. why should I add Matterport to my visual storytelling services?
2. (and if they convince me) how I should get started with Matterport; including ...
3. should I buy a 360 1-click camera or a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera?
4. how will you help me succeed?

What questions do you want me to ask? (Or, better yet, join the show and ask your questions.)

Best,

Dan

P.S. Just getting started with Matterport?

✓ WGAN-TV: Matterport Workshop 3.0 Training - All 5 Episodes with Matterport Marketing Manager Amir Frank
✓ WGAN-TV Training Academy
✓ WGAN-TV CAPTUR3D Training Week for Matterport Pros | 12-16 August 2019

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PHORIA Co-Founder and COO Steven Kounnas. (CAPTUR3D is a PHORIA brand.)

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WGAN-TV CAPTUR3D Training for Matterport Pros | Friday, 16 August 2019

Hi All,

CAPTUR3D Training Week for Matterport Pros is Monday, 12 August through Friday, 16 August 2019 on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm EDT | GMT -5).

My guest will be Melbourne, Australia-based PHORIA Co-Founder and COO Steven Kounnas. (CAPTUR3D is a PHORIA brand.)

The more you become successful with Matterport, the more difficult it becomes to manage all the tasks (and continue to grow your business).

CAPTUR3D is an end-to-end Content Management Systems for Matterport Pros like you. 

Think of CAPTUR3D as your personal concierge that deeply understands your Matterport needs and handles everything for you in the background ... enabling:

✓ more time for creating content for your Clients
✓ more time for business development
✓ more time with your family and friends

You can manage nearly everything associated with your Matterport scanning within a simple-to-use dashboard created by a super-successful team of Matterport Service Providers (that initially created the CAPTUR3D platform to manage their business.)

There is so much that CAPTUR3D can do for you that we are devoting an entire week of WGAN-TV shows to CAPTUR3D Virtual Concierge Platform for Matterport Pros.

Day 5 Friday, August 16, 2019 | Analytics 

==>Demo: Analytics Dashboard
==>Demo: Virtual tour and One Page Website
✓ Analytic Reports - print PDF and CSV reports
✓ Schedule Analytics Reports
✓ How to get SEO/Custom Domain
✓ URL Reroute
✓ Getting Started with CAPTUR3D
✓ Pricing
✓ Questions and Answers
✓ WGAN Special Offers | Signup - 6 free property packs for WGAN members
 

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 Day 1 | Monday, August 12, 2019 | CAPTUR3D Overview

===> Demo: what the consumer sees (different skins, Measurement Tool)
✓ CAPTUR3D Overview – discussion of all things that you can do with CAPTUR3D
✓ Background 
✓ Purpose
✓ Benefit to user? (Outsource your post production)
✓ Saving / Cost
✓ Efficiency - quick turnaround times
✓ Value (offer more), support / business, act as a dedicated Virtual Assistant
✓ Problems that CAPTUR3D Solves and the benefits to MSP
✓ Why Outsource (more time developing business, scanning and time with friends/family, sleep)
✓ WGAN Special Offers | Signup - 6 free property packs for WGAN
✓ Q&A

Day 2 Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | CAPTUR3D Features and Services 1

--> Demo: Dashboard Features
-->Virtual Tour Skin Demo
-->One Page Website Demo (two templates)
✓ Property Website: Various Player Skins: Map, Floor Plans, Site Plan, Edited Photos, Social Media Videos, 360ºs
✓ Multiple Tours in one Property Site
✓ Measurement Tool
✓ Real Estate One Page Website (OPW)
✓ Industrial One Page Website (OPW)
✓ WGAN Special Offers | Signup - 6 free property packs for WGAN
✓ Q&A

Day 3 | Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | CAPTUR3D Features and Services 2

--> Demo: Services
✓ Post Production - Highlight Reels, SnapShots, Hiding Scans
✓ Floor Plans / Site Plans / Custom Templates
✓ Photo retouching
✓ Delivery/Analytics recurring
✓ 24 hour support team
✓ WGAN Special Offers | Signup - 6 free property packs for WGAN
✓ Q&A

Day 4 Thursday, August 15, 2019 | CAPTUR3D Booking and Scheduling

-->Demo: Booking and Scheduling
✓ Notice to Agent and Photographer (Confirmation, Reminders and Cancellations)
✓ Notice to Photographer
✓ Calendar
✓ Updating
✓ Delivery
✓ Coming soon: sync calendar 
✓ Coming soon: embedding booking form 
✓ Coming soon: adding services
✓ Coming soon: MPEmbed Integration
✓ Coming soon: customer/client portal
✓ WGAN Special Offers | Signup - 6 free property packs for WGAN
✓ Q&A

Two Easy Steps to Join the Show Live

1. Now: Download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app (MacWindowsiOSAndroid)
2. When the show is liveClick Here (Automatically Launches the Zoom Meetings app and you will be in the WGAN-TV Virtual Green Room. I will bring you on the show when we begin Q&A with the WGAN Community)

How to Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 (Three Options)

1. Use the link: www.WGAN-TV.com (See bottom right for the pop-up player for WGAN-TV Live at 5)
2. Watch on our YouTube Channel (Tip: To get a reminder: SUBSCRIBE and Click on the Bell
3. We'll record the show and add the episode to our WGAN-TV Podcast in the Apple iTunes Podcasts App and post to this WGAN Forum discussion. (Within a week of broadcast, you will be able to watch this WGAN-TV episode on Roku TV and Amazon Fire TV.)

Best,

Dan

P.S. All WGAN Forum discussions tagged: CAPTUR3D

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