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Thursday Sep 15, 2022

1. What is the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network?2. What are the 8 reasons real estate photographers should join the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network?Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 15 September 2022 when my guest will be Urbanimmersive VP, Business Development and Partnerships François-Hugues Liberge :WGAN-TV | 8 Reasons Real Estate Photographers Should Join the Urbanimmersive Franchise NetworkI will ask François to elaborate on these eight (8) reasons rReal estate photographers should join the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network:1. Focus on what you love2. Join a national group while keeping your own identify3. Get preferred pricing on Urbanimmersive services4. Create recurring revenue streams5. Get help with your marketing6. Protect your clients7. Receive potential orders from national accounts8. Help you with taking care of your customer service To get up-to-speed on Urbanimmersive services, watch this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show that aired live on Thursday, 9 June 2022: https://vimeo.com/718889931

Thursday Sep 01, 2022

Commentary and Analysis by Dan Smigrod Founder and Managing Editor We Get Around Network Forum WGAN-TV Live at 5 WGAN-TV Training U (in Matterport) Matterport hit a grand slam home run with the design, build, distribution and pricing of the Matterport Pro3 Camera for Matterporters around the globe. The Matterport Pro3 Camera solves 10 problems and enables at least five new use cases for Matterport Service Providers (MSPs).  While the Leica BLK360 image laser scanner paired with the Matterport Capture app solves most of the following challenges with its LiDAR scanning tech for capturing spatial data (versus the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera’s structured light tech), the BLK360 $20,400 starting price – versus the Pro3 $5,995 starting price – is simply too high (and capturing spatial data too slow) to scale a global network of Matterporters with the necessary image laser scanner required for scanning much of the built world.  Until the Pro3 announcement on August 30, 2022, that was a big-big-big problem for Matterport. Given Matterport’s ambitious plans for its Matterport Capture Services On-Demand program - now in 150 plus cities among seven countries – and the challenges of the Pro2 and BLK360, my only surprise about the Pro3 is that it took Matterport so long to introduce it. For more on this topic, please see my post in the We Get Around Network Forum in January 2022: Why Matterport will Build and Sell a Leica BLK360 Clone for Less Than $7,500. Unlike Leica that likely needs to make a profit on each BLK360 LiDAR scanner sold, I could imagine that Matterport is uniquely positioned with the Pro3 to sell at or near cost because Matterport has additional fly-wheel revenue stream opportunities from scanning spaces, including: [We Get Around Network Forum Founder and Managing Editor Dan Smigrod's Commentary and Analysis continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Friday Jul 15, 2022

LCP Media needs hundreds of real estate photographers across the U.S. to shoot 360s of apartments for lease (and other spaces). If you shoot 3D/360 tours with a Ricoh Theta Z1 – or willing to buy a Ricoh Theta Z1 when you get an order, please complete this LCP Media form: www.LCPmedia.com/TourBuilderXPlus ...Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 14 July 2022:=> WGAN-TV | How to Make $$$$$ with TourBuilder 360 Hosting Platform powered by LCP MediaMy guest will be LCP Media (TourBuilder) Chief Executive Officer Wojciech Kalembasa (@TourBuilder) to show and tell us about the TourBuilder 360 Hosting Platform powered by LCP Media and about opportunities shooting 360s of apartments for lease (and other spaces) for LCP Media.Topics Include1. Sweet Spots for 5,000 properties already on TourBuilder, including:Multifamily (Example Tour)TourBuilder virtual tours are designed to enhance the apartment search. Whether paired with floor plans, videos, photography or site maps, these apartment virtual tours can truly upgrade the experience.Hospitality (Example Tour)Perfect for conference halls, hotels, wedding venues and even restaurants, our virtual tours elevate the hospitality experience by allowing guests to explore the venue digitally before booking.Senior LivingVirtual tours have become a a valuable tool for seniors and their families. Virtual tours help seniors and their families navigate the senior housing search with helpful imagery, videos, calls to action and more.Student Living (Example Tour)Students have a lot of options. By providing a virtual tour on your website, you can help student living prospects simplify their search at the website level and help them feel confident in their next home.Commercial Real Estate (Commercial Real Estate)Whether a large retail center, commercial office or co-working space, virtual tours help prospects get a feel for your floor plan and layout before choosing to buy, rent or even visit your property.HealthcareHospitals and healthcare businesses offer a lot of options, rooms and amenities. Help future patients feel at ease when choosing if your practice or hospital is right for their needs with a walk-through virtual tour.2. Demo: How to create a TourBuilder tour3. TourBuilder Kit4. TourBuilder Features-- Complete Customization-- Lead Generation-- Easy Sharing-- Powerful Analytics

Thursday Jun 09, 2022

1. Do you want to simplify your real estate photography workflow?2. Do you want to eliminate subscriptions in favor of pay as you go (or free)?3. Do you want all your back-end real estate photography services handled by one company?My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 9 June 2022 is:✓ Urbanimmersive VP, Business Development Partnerships François-Hugues LibergeFrançois will demo and discuss:✓ WGAN-TV | Intro to Urbanimmersive Real Estate Photography ServicesTopics Include1. 3D Tours2. Interactive Floor Plans within 3D Tour (Hotspot Editor)3. Floor Plans created from 3D Tours4. UiMeet3D with live guided video chat5. Single Property Website (Many Styles; branded and Unbranded)6. Flyers (auto-generated) (free)7. Media Delivery8. Photo EditingWhat questions should I ask François-Hugues Liberge on WGAN-TV Live at 5?Best,DanUrbanimmersive Links1. Urbanimmersive Website2. Urbanimmersive Facebook Page3. Urbanimmersive YouTube Channel4. Urbanimmersive LinkedIn Page5. Urbanimmersive on Twitter6. Urbanimmersive VP, Business Development and Partnerships François-Hugues Liberge

Thursday Apr 28, 2022

1. Wondering if there is a better way to make money from your real estate images (other than stock photography)?2. Wondering how to turn your real estate photography images into NFTs?3. Wondering how to shoot real estate photography of communities and have clients find your image library?Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, April 28, 2022:==>How Real Estate Photographers Make Money with NFTs powered by HomeJabMy guest will be HomeJab Founder and Owner Joe Jesuele.I will ask Joe to show and tell us about real: the recently launched (see below) first NFT platform for real estate images created by HomeJab.Demos will include:1. How to buy an image, video (ground, aerial) or 3D Virtual Tour (and which 3D/360 virtual tours)2. How to add an image, video or 3D Virtual Tour3. (What is) and how to add a cypto wallet (such as MetaMask)Additionally, I will ask Joe about:1. What problem the HomeJab NFT Platform for real estate images solves2. Why there is an opportunity for real estate photographers to make much more than stock photography rates for images3. Why the HomeJab NFT Platform will disrupt the $4 billion stock photo industry4. The value proposition to Real Estate Photographers5. The value proposition to Real Estate Agents6. The value proposition to Businesses7. The value proposition to Journalists and Bloggers8. The value proposition to Digital Art Collectors9. Why use an NFT platform for the real marketplace?10. If there are "chicken/egg" challenges to creating the real marketplace?11. what kind of real estate images are best for the real marketplace?12. What's a crypto wallet and how to connect it to real marketplace?Got questions that I should ask Joe during the show?Find out more here: HomeJab real MarketPlace

Tuesday Apr 12, 2022

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET | GMT -5) on Thursday, 7 April 2022, my guest will be Planitiar (iGUIDE) Marketing Manager Chris White (@Chris_iGUIDE) to show and tell about:✓ WGAN-TV | iGUIDE Refresh: New 3D Tour Display and iGUIDE ANSI Compliant 2D Floor PlansiGUIDE, an industry leader in 3D tours and floor plans, introduces an enhanced interface designed to create a faster, better, and more attractive user experience.The iGUIDE enhanced 3D tour (example above) promises to create a fresh yet familiar way for viewers and virtual visitors to interact with a space."Changes are thoughtfully designed for maximum impact while retaining the functionality current iGUIDE users value," writes Chris.Changes to the iGUIDE Viewer include:1. Streamlined floor plan for better navigation and a more immersive experience2. Grouped toolbox to put commonly used commands together for ease of use3. More refined menu bar with a new background and space for branding and an addressOffering the capability to minimize the menu bar and floorplan, users will enjoy a more immersive virtual environment while retaining robust control of Viewer functions.In addition to showing and telling about the iGUIDE Viewer refresh, Chris will discuss what's new with iGUIDE.

Thursday Feb 10, 2022

✓ How can you host 360s?✓ How can you show a 360 aerial and link to: Matterport, Photos, Video, Floor Plans, 360s, Shopping and Audio?✓ How can you show a 2D image and link to: Matterport, Photos, Video, Floor Plans, 360s, Shopping and Audio?My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 10 February 2022 is ThreeSixty Tours Owner Hadi Ossaily. Hadi will show and tell us about ThreeSixty Tours:✓ WGAN-TV | Introduction to ThreeSixty Tours: Including a Deep-Dive DemoShow and Tell Includes✓ What is ThreeSixty Tours?✓ When/Why use ThreeSixty Tours?✓ What are the benefits to using ThreeSixty Tours?✓ Front-end Demo: show examples of use cases✓ Back-end Demo: how to create a ThreeSixty Tour from start to finish✓ How to get started: free offer✓ Tell us about use-cases for ThreeSixty Tours, including:-- Residential Development-- Condominium Building-- Vacation Resort-- Campus Tour-- Large commercial offer space-- Shopping-- Tell us about how to get started with ThreeSixty Tours for freeSpecial Offer for We Get Around Network Standard Members✓ Free use of ThreeSixty Tours Business Plan as long as you are a Standard or Premium Member.The top-of-the-line ThreeSixty Tours Business Plan includes:✓ Responsive viewer embed✓ Social Sharing with Facebook, Twitter and Google+✓ Unlimited Panoramas✓ Unlimited Tours✓ Panorama Branding✓ Tour Branding✓ MLS friendly (no branding option)✓ Option to override branding settings on a per-panorama and per-tour basis✓ CSV Data Import/Export✓ 5 Custom Domain Names (White Label)✓ Seamless integration with WP3D Models Wordpress Plugin (Model Base: ThreeSixty Tours)Questions I should ask Hadi on WGAN-TV Live at 5?Best,DanAbout ThreeSixty ToursThreeSixty Tours is a platform to view and share one or more 360º photo spheres and 360º videos (via embedding) and additional content such as:✓ 360º photo spheres (panoramas) via embedding✓ 360º videos via embedding (host 360º videos on YouTube or Vimeo)✓ Matterport Spaces 3D Tours✓ Videos✓ Photos✓ Shopping (eCommerce)✓ Text✓ Annotate and connect 360º panoramasHere are ThreeSixty Tours examples:✓ Luxury Resort✓ Condominium Building✓ Residential Development✓ Stadium Tour✓ Shopping ExampleLinks✓ Website: ThreeSixty.Tours✓ LinkedIn: Hadi Ossaily✓ WGAN Forum discussions tagged: ThreeSixty Tours✓ Facebook: ThreeSixty Tours✓ YouTube Channel: ThreeSixty Tours✓ Twitter: ThreeSixtyTours✓ WGAN Forum Member Name: @ThreeSixty_Tours

Monday Jan 24, 2022

RICOH THETA unveils new 360-degree camera model: THETA XHitting the market in March 2022, the advanced model features many firsts for the brand including a large touch screen display for enhanced usabilityTOKYO, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Company, Ltd. (President and CEO: Yoshinori Yamashita) today announced the launch of the RICOH THETA X. Designed in pursuit of enhanced usability and outstanding quality, this advanced model joins RICOH THETA's series of 360-degree cameras that shoot immersive still images and videos in a single shot and is equipped with many firsts for the brand: a large touch screen, interchangeable battery, and external memory card.Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here.The RICOH THETA X's most innovative feature is the 2.25-inch full-color touch screen display, making standalone camera use much easier by reducing the need to connect to a remote control or smartphone app. Other first-time function additions include an interchangeable battery and an external memory card for more efficient and reliable shooting. Smartphone connectivity has also been improved, as the RICOH THETA X no longer requires the need to enter an SSID when establishing a Bluetooth connection. RICOH THETA X also boasts real-time stitching capabilities with stabilization, removing the need to stitch videos – this improves the processing time of 360-degree videos on computers drastically."Since RICOH THETA released the world's-first 360-degree camera in 2013, it has been utilized in a wide range of fields to expand the possibilities of photographic and video expression. The pandemic caused an even greater need for immersive imagery and virtual tours to boost business efficiency, especially in the real estate, construction, design, and automotive industries—and we only expect that to expand into additional industries," said Shinobu Fujiki, General Manager of RICOH Company's THETA Business division. "As we strive to meet the needs of our customers through the innovation of our digital devices and services, this camera is designed to help streamline workflows and deliver high-quality imagery for business users and consumers alike." Ricoh Company Media Release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) here: https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16301/page/1/ricoh-theta-unveils-new-360-degree-camera-model-theta-x/

Friday Jan 14, 2022

Hi All,[Transcript below ...]Are you experiencing a race-to-the-bottom in pricing in your market?Make potential virtual tour competitors irrelevant with mashups (example above).If a potential client says - "I want a virtual tour like that!" - it's likely that few virtual tour photographers would know how to do this mash-up (or lack the gear and software) that uses:1. ThreeSixty Tours for aerial hero image with 3D and 360 location pins2. Matterport - Look for 3D location pins3. Leica BLK360 - Outdoor scanning of a golf course4. Labpano Pilot Era - for individual 360 photo spheresThe creator of the virtual tour above is: Brisbane, Australia-based Wingman Media Brisbane (@Wingman) Owner Mike Lysov.Mike will be my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 13 January 2022:✓ WGAN-TV: How to Make Potential Virtual Tour Competition Irrelevant with MashupsDemo and discussion will include:1. Demo This Tour - including pointing out which gear and software was used to create each feature2. Behind-the-Scenes Tour - show the how - backend - of ThreeSixty.Tours hosting platform for this tour3. Discuss how this virtual tour helps make potential virtual tour competitors irrelevant with mashupsWith so many 3rd party tools and solutions for virtual tour photographers, it's likely that you can mash-up services – and gear - to create an offering that makes your potential competitors irrelevant.Special Offer for We Get Around Network Standard Members✓ Free use of ThreeSixty Tours (Whitelabel Pro 5 Domain Subscription) as long as you are a Standard Member (Saves $19.99 monthly) | Highlights of WGAN Standard Membership Benefits | Join WGAN Standard MemberQuestions I should ask Mike on this episode of WGAN-TV Live at 5?WGAN Forum Related Discussions✓ How to Make Money with ThreeSixty Tours; Making Your Competition Irrelevant✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: How to Make Your Matterport Competition Irrelevant✓ Blue Ocean: Make the Competition Irrelevant✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV Intro to 3DVista Virtual Tour Pro Software for MSPsHappy New Year,DanP.S. The top-of-the-line ThreeSixty Tours Whitelabel Pro Domain 5 Plan includes:✓ Responsive viewer embed✓ Social Sharing with Facebook, Twitter and Google+✓ Unlimited Panoramas✓ Unlimited Tours✓ Panorama Branding✓ Tour Branding✓ MLS friendly (no branding option)✓ Option to override branding settings on a per-panorama and per-tour basis✓ CSV Data Import/Export✓ 5 Custom Domain Names (White Label)✓ Seamless integration with WP3D Models Wordpress Plugin (Model Base: ThreeSixty Tours) Transcript https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16228/page/1/transcript-make-potential-virtual-tour-competition-irrelevant-with-mashups/

Saturday Nov 13, 2021

Residential Real Estate Agents have a new option for creating 360 tours: Pivo Real Estate.On this WGAN-TV Podcast – first aired live Thursday, 11 November 2021 - my guests will be 3i Inc. (Pivo) Director of Business Development Doron Kasmi and 3i Inc. (Pivo) Business Development Part Team Lead Amanda Oto to demo and discuss:✓ WGAN-TV Podcast | Introduction to Pivo 360 Tours with Pivo Pod Black for Residential Real Estate-- Unboxing: | Pivo Real Estate Kit Case | Pivo Pod Black | Pivo Remote | Pivo Bracket (for smartphone) | Pivo Tripod |-- Downloading: download Pivo Tour smartphone app (iOS | Android)-- Pairing: how to pair the Pivo Pod Black to your smartphone via Bluetooth-- Creating: create 360s with a Pivo Pod Black + Pivo App (iOS | Android) + Smartphone-- Locating: distance between spins ( "Capture Points" )-- Naming: name the Capture Points via the Pivo Tour smartphone app (iOS | Android)-- Publishing: how to publish the Pivo 360 Tour to the Pivo Real Estate platform-- Enhancing: how to add a floor plan to a Pivo 360 Tour-- Other Pivo Uses: | Follow Me Recording | Follow Me Video Chat |-- Pricing: Pivo Real Estate Kit | Pivo 360 Tours via Pivo Real Estate platformWhat questions should I ask 3i Inc. (Pivo) Director of Business Development Doron Kasmi and 3i Inc. (Pivo) Business Development Part Team Lead Amanda Oto on WGAN-TV Live at 5?[Please post your follow-up questions to the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).WGAN Forum Related Discussions✓ 3i Inc. (Pivo and Beamo) Raises $24 Million in Series A Funding Round✓ WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Pivo Real EstateBest,DanPivo Real Estate Links✓ Pivo Real Estate (website)✓ Pivo Tour smartphone app (iOS | Android)✓ Instagram: pivo3dspaces✓ Pivo Real Estate Blog✓ Pivo Real Estate Community (Group) on Facebook✓ GetPivo YouTube Channel✓ Pivo Real Estate on LinkedIn

Monday Sep 27, 2021

WGAN-TV Podcast | Intro to GIRAFFE360 for Residential Real Estate Agents and BrokersHi All,Residential Real Estate Agents and Brokers have another option for shooting, viewing and sharing virtual tours of listings, including photography and floor plans that is now offered in 26 countries, including the United States (as of September 2021).In this WGAN-TV Podcast recorded on Thursday, 23 September 2021, my guest,GIRAFFE360 Senior Account Executive Andrew Congleton (@AndrewCongleton), discusses:✓ Intro to GIRAFFE360 for Residential Real Estate Agents and BrokersTopics Includes1. Backstory about GIRAFFE360 | Founded in 2016 | $6.3 million in funding: including $4.5 million in November 2019 | 120 employees2. Show example of a GIRAFFE360 virtual tour, photography and floor plan (and interactive floor plan)3. Show the GIRAFFE360 LiDAR camera (and describe features and camera setup: camera, case and tripod)4. GIRAFFE360 two buttons on the front? (spoiler alert: Photos | Virtual Tour/Floor Plan) | 270 MP Virtual Tour5. How long does each virtual tour scan take? Why does the camera rotate twice?6. Show the GIRAFFE360 LiDAR camera scanning (indoors and outdoors)7. Show the GIRAFFE360 shooting HDR photos (100º, 110º or 120º FoV)8. How to charge the GIRAFFE360 camera? How long with the charge last?9. Describe GIRAFFE360 "fully automatic room scanning"10. Describe GIRAFFE360 "photography, floor plans and virtual tours are automatically uploaded"11. Show examples of GIRAFFE360 96 MP HDR high-resolution images (and how created)12. More info about GIRAFFE360 wide-angle HDR photography and professionally edited images (96 MP images)13. Discuss the GIRAFFE360 claim: "The highest quality in the world!"14. Discuss the GIRAFFE360 (color) 2D schematic floor plans with Room Labels and Dimensions15. Describe why real estate agents - estate agents - in Europe like GIRAFFE36016. GIRAFFE360 training includes?17. Describe GIRAFFE360 video chat within the tour feature.18. How are GIRAFFE360 camera upgrades handled?19. What's included in the two GIRAFFE360 Bundle options?20. How to get the GIRAFFE360 Bundle pricing options?Got a question for GIRAFFE360 Senior Account Executive @AndrewCongleton? Please post to this WGAN Forum discussion:   ✓ WGAN-TV Intro to GIRAFFE360 for Residential Real Estate Agents and Brokers Best,DanGIRAFFE360 Websites and Contact Info1. GIRAFFE360 Website2. GIRAFFE360 Facebook Page3. GIRAFFE360 YouTube Channel4. GIRAFFE360 Twitter5. GIRAFFE360 LinkedIn Page6. Andrew Congleton on LinkedIn7. andrew.congleton@giraffe360.com8. WGAN Forum Member: @AndrewCongleton

Friday Sep 03, 2021

After reading this blog post (reprinted in the WGAN Forum with the permission of the author) ...✓ How Photographers can Resist Zillow's Threat to Monopolize Real Estate... I invited the author, HomeJab Founder and Owner Joe Jesuele, to be my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 2 September 2021 to discuss this topic.Feel free to post in this WGAN Forum discussion on continue the lively discussion going on here. Dan Smigrod Founder and Managing Editor We Get Around Network and WGAN-TV

Monday Aug 30, 2021

WGAN-TV Podcast: Intro to iGUIDE Radix for Insurance and Restoration Damage Estimating | iGUIDE versus MatterportHi All,✓ Does your company do fire/flood restoration that includes insurance claim damage estimating?✓ How can iGUIDE Radix be used with Xactimate?✓ What's the difference between iGUIDE Radix and Matterport TruePlan (Xactimate plans)?Planitar (iGuide) Marketing Manager Chris White (@Chris_iGuide) is my guest on WGAN-TV Podcast (recorded on Thursday, 26 August 2021) to give you an:✓ Intro to iGUIDE Radix for Insurance and Restoration Damage Estimating---Here are the three iGUIDE links Chris mentions during the show:1. iGUIDE website2. iGUIDE for Insurance and Restoration3. DXF file for download (example)Here are the two previous WGAN-TV Live at 5 shows that I reference:1. WGAN-TV: iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit: Intro, Demo and FAQs (Thursday, 18 March 2021)2. WGAN-TV: iGUIDE Stitch: Post Production Software Training (Thursday, 1 July 2021)Plus, this related WGAN-TV show:✓ WGAN-TV iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit versus Matterport Pro2 Camera---Here is the media release that iGUIDE distributed on Tuesday, 3 August 2021:--Media ReleasePlanitar Unveils New iGUIDE RadixiGUIDE Radix provides the technology for insurance and restoration professionals to capture comprehensive property data for use in estimating the cost of damages quickly and efficiently.iGUIDE Radix Digital Assets: iGUIDE RADIX Landing PageiGUIDE Radix 3D Tour ExampleKey Takeaways● Planitar Inc. announces the launch of iGUIDE Radix, their latest product, which is a 3D tour that was designed for measuring and documenting a space when estimating the cost of mitigation or a rebuild.● The new offering saves both time and money and you own the data that can be easily shared for remote viewing or estimating.● Through the new iGUIDE Radix, users will be able to speed up the claims process and document all aspects of property loss with one tour.Kitchener, ON, Aug 3, 2021 - Planitar Inc. the makers of the iGUIDE camera system and space mapping technology, today announced the launch of iGUIDE Radix. iGUIDE Radix allows users to capture comprehensive property data for use in estimating the cost of damages quickly and efficiently. The iGUIDE Radix will be available in Beta on August 10th, 2021.“The launch of iGUIDE Radix is an exciting one because this is where technology can reshape an industry! We have designed Radix specifically for insurance and restoration professionals to capture and share comprehensive property data for use in estimating the cost of damages in a very cost-effective way,” says Michael Vervena, VP of Sales & Marketing at Planitar. “Within minutes, you can document a property loss, upload the data from your phone, and share the images and measurements instantly with your estimator. This is faster and easier than sketching by hand or using other technologies, especially when it comes to the majority of losses that are just several rooms - you speed up the process, reduce travel time, and increase efficiency.”Capturing the state of a property for insurance claims and restoration purposes can be expensive and time-consuming. Numerous site visits may be required to gather comprehensive data such as detailed measurements and photographs. With iGUIDE Radix, users can save time by capturing data quickly and cut costs by eliminating the need for multiple site visits. iGUIDE Radix also provides accurate measurements and the ability to access, download and share the complete set of data, which includes 3D tour and all assets for archiving.Source: Planitar (iGUIDE)---WGAN Forum Related Discussions✓ All WGAN Forum discussions tagged: iGUIDE Radix | iGUIDE | iGUIDE PLANIX | iGUIDE Stitch✓ WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Insurance | Restoration | Fire | Flood✓ iGUIDE PLANIX is the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It Created✓ BIG NEWS!! New iGUIDE camera available in April.✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV | Introduction to iGuide: a Deep-Dive Demo & Discussion✓ Free WGAN Cheat Sheet: Which Virtual Tour Platform is Best (for Me)?✓ WGAN MarketPlace: iGUIDE

Tuesday Jul 06, 2021

Free WGAN-TV Podcast: iGUIDE Stitch Post Production Software (PC | Mac)Hi All,You bought - or are thinking about buying – an iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit or iGUIDE IMS-5 Camera.After you shoot your first iGUIDE 3D Tour, what post production edits are possible – with iGUIDE Stitch software for Mac and PC – before creating an iGUIDE?(iGUIDE Stitch is the software used to edit the iGUIDE 3D Tours.)Watch this free WGAN-TV Podcast (Created on Thursday, 1 July 2021):✓ WGAN-TV Podcast: Deep Dive Training: iGUIDE Stitch Post Production SoftwareMy guest is: Planitar (iGuide) Marketing Manager Chris White (@Chris_iGuide).Chris shows us two iGUIDE Stitch software workflows:1. fastest workflow (under two minutes)2. typical workflow (under five minutes)Additionally, Chris also shows us:1. What other iGUIDE Stitch software tools are available (including exporting photo spheres to remove the camera from the mirror and imagine enhancement; including how to set presets for color correction to match your tastes2. iGUIDE Stitch software shortcuts; tips and tricksWorth noting that before you buy an iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit, you can:1. Download the iGUIDE Stitch software (PC | Mac)2. Sample iGUIDE Tour: Download 360s of a house to "play" with the iGUIDE Stitch softwareDeep Dive iGUIDE Stitch Software Training Includes1. Downloading the iGUIDE Stitch Software for PC or Mac2. Downloading sample data to practice with iGUIDE Stitch Software3. How to import the Project Folder from an iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit or iGUIDE IMS-5 Camera4. How to move scans to reposition (if necessary)5. How to align scans (if necessary) to look like a finished floor plan6. Tips: when and how to shoot scans that are not contiguous7. How to select panoramas (panos)8. How to adjust panos9. What adjustments in panos are possible (remove the camera from a mirror; contrast, saturation)10. Review of the adjustment screen11. Discussion of iGuide auto-adjustments12. How to hide panos from the tour (without deleting the panos) (and how to change your mind later)13. How to add notes for the iGUIDE drafting team14. How to export to iGuide Portal (to order an iGuide) Hint: Sign into: https://Manage.YouriGuide.com15. iGUIDE Stitch Workflow Best Practices (such as copying USD Drive data to your Mac/PC first)16. How and why to rotate floor data so that the main entrance faces toward the bottom of the screen17. How to set the orientation of all floors to be the same18. Reviewing mouse click options19. Reviewing keyboard function key options20. Where to locate the export file on your Mac/PCAdvance iGUIDE Stitch Workflows and Tips1. How to add - and location to place - a 360 drone pano to iGUIDE Stitch (or any 360 from any 360 camera)2. How to sort panos by file name or date3. How to arrange all scans4. How to arrange selected scans (and how to select scans to arrange)5. How to fine-tune scans6. How to square-up floorsBest,DanP.S. Emily at Hopscotch Interactive (@Hopscotch) Thank you for inspiring this free WGAN-TV Podcast U.WGAN Forum Related Discussions✓ iGUIDE PLANIX is the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It Created✓ BIG NEWS!! New iGUIDE camera available in April.✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV | Introduction to iGuide: a Deep-Dive Demo & Discussion✓ All WGAN Forum discussions tagged: iGUIDE | iGUIDE PLANIX | iGUIDE Stitch✓ Free WGAN Cheat Sheet: Which Virtual Tour Platform is Best (for Me)?✓ WGAN MarketPlace: iGUIDE

Monday Jun 21, 2021

WGAN-TV Podcast: CupixWorks 2.0 versus Matterport for Construction Professionals (AEC)Hi All,WGAN-TV CupixWorks 2.0 versus Matterport for Construction Professionals (above) with Cupix Product Manager Gannon Wilder (@Gannon_Cupix) that aired Thursday, 17 June 2021.This WGAN-TV show is for:1. Architects2. Engineers3. General Contractors (large projects)4. Building Owners5. Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) teams6. BIM teams7. Construction ProfessionalsThis WGAN-TV Podcast discusses how CupixWorks 2.0 compares to Matterport for:1. Reducing Site Visits2. Reduce Reworks3. Track Progress4. Prevent DisputesCupix Product Manager Gannon Wilder @Gannon_Cupix) also discusses CupixWorks 2.0 integrations, including:1. Procore Integration2. BIM 3603. PlanGrid IntegrationIf you researching Matterport and potential competitors in the AEC space, this WGAN-TV Podcast is for you!I asked Gannon to show and tell us about the CupixWorks 2.0 3D tour viewing experience (compared to Matterport) and how CupixWorks compares to Matterport for:1. creating as-builts (including exporting to CAD)2. Side-by-Side: weekly construction documentation3. Side-by-Side: construction documentation versus BIM model4. large spaces5. collaboration (including real-time)6. site view examples6. reducing rework7. dispute resolution among project stakeholders8. annotation9. issue tracking10. field reports11. building's lifecycle: design, field Operations and handover12. tight spaces, crowded spaces and dark areas13. Side-by-Side: Aerial 360 within a Cupix 3D Tour?14. Side-by-Side: comparison on aerial 360 to BIM?15. BIM overlay (example) BCF (BIM Collaboration Format) | IFC (Issued for Construction)16. BIM and point cloud deviation analysis (coming soon)17. AutoDesk Construction Cloud Integration | AutoDesk Build | AutoDesk Take Off | AutoDesk BIM Collaborate18. Procore Integration19. PlanGrid Integration20. How are RIFs handled? (Requests for Information)21. 3D measurement22. 3D annotations23. CupixWorks Getting Started Hardware Kits24. LiDAR supportI also asked about:1. shooting (including time to capture; outdoors and which cameras) [single Shot, Multi-Shot, Video]2. processing3. hosting4. viewing5. backup/storage6. pricing7. 3rd party integrationsAmong my questions:I am the general contractor for a 25-story, 500,000 SQ FT office building renovation.I am considering CupixWorks and Matterport to shoot weekly construction documentation (as-built digital twin).1. How long does it take to scan this building weekly for CupixWorks? (how)?2. Using CupixWorks, how does our team compare: BIM to actual weekly construction documentation?3. Using CupixWorks, how does our team compare: week-to-week construction documentation? Thanks to Gannon Wilder (@Gannon_Cupix) for being on the WGAN-TV Podcast. I hope to have Gannon back to give us a tour of the Cupix backend content management system.Best,DanCupix Links✓ Cupix Website✓ CupixWorks 2.0 Landing Page✓ Cupix LinkedIn Profile✓ Cupix Facebook Page

Tuesday Jun 08, 2021

How does the iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit compare to the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera for:1. Scanning?a. Scanning time?b. Ease-of-use?c. Value of iGUIDE PLANIX LiDAR versus Matterport Pro2 structured light?d. Setup?e. Scanning App?f. Preview?g. Outdoor scanning?h. Sunlight inside spaces?i. Reflective surfaces?j. Trimming?k. Misalignment: moving a scan that shows up on the wrong place?2. Processing and Post Production?3. Hosting?4. Viewing?5. Floor Plans?6. Pricing of Camera?7. Pricing of 3D tour hosting?8. Getting started? (Calibration?)9. Back-up process?10. Storage?11. Uses cases such as: AEC, Construction and Foundation ScanningOn WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, June 3, my guest was Greater San Francisco-based Hopscotch Interactive Founder Emily Olman (@Hopscotch). Emily is a long-time Matterport Service Provider (since 2015). Hopscotch Interactive has five Matterport Pro 3D Cameras and one iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit.✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit versus Matterport Pro2 3D Camera by a Long-Time MSPI invited Emily to be my guest when I saw her video (so we could do a deep-dive comparison of the iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit versus the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera.✓ Video: Is this the Matterport Killer? iGuide Planix versus MatterportBest,DanWGAN Forum Related Discussions✓ iGUIDE PLANIX is the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It Created✓ BIG NEWS!! New iGUIDE camera available in April.✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV | Introduction to iGuide: a Deep-Dive Demo & Discussion✓ All WGAN Forum discussions tagged: iGUIDE | iGUIDE PLANIX✓ Free WGAN Cheat Sheet: Which Virtual Tour Platform is Best (for Me)?✓ WGAN MarketPlace: iGUIDEEmily Olman / Hopscotch Interactive Links✓ Hopscotch Interactive website✓ Hopscotch Interactive YouTube Channel✓ Emily Olman on LinkedIn✓ Hopscotch Interactive on Twitter✓ Hopscotch Interactive on Facebook✓ hopscotchinteractive on Instagram

Wednesday Mar 24, 2021

iGUIDE PLANIX is the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It Created (in Many Ways) --- Hi All, My guest for WGAN-TV iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit | Intro, Demo and FAQs is Chris White, Planitar (iGuide) Marketing Manager.This show aired live on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 18 March 2021.Topics Covered✓ iGUIDE Platform Overview (Highlights): including iGUIDE 3D Tour, iGUIDE, Floor Plans and photos✓ Introduction to the iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit✓ iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit Unboxing: What's Included✓ iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit: Demo✓ iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit: three configurations (What's Different?)✓ iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit: Pricing (Including Pre-Orders prior to 5 April 2021 shipping)✓ iGUIDE Pricing: Two Per 3D Tour Options (iGUIDE and Premium iGUIDE): no subscription✓ iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit: Features and Benefits✓ iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit versus iGUIDE IMS-5 Camera (DSLR included)✓ iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit: FAQs✓ And More!As I posted to the WGAN Forum on Tuesday, 2 March 2021:✓ iGUIDE PLANIX is the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It Created (in Many Ways)If you are a real estate photographer researching Matterport 3D tours, iGUIDE 3D tours should be on your short list of other 3D/360 platforms – and other 3D/360 cameras – to consider.While Matterport will be valued at nearly $3 billion and receive $615 million in cash when Matterport is scheduled to go public by 30 June 2021, its much smaller, feisty competitor has created better camera kits and platform – in many ways.I asked Planitar Inc. (Planitar is the makers of iGUIDE) Co-Founder and CEO Alexander Likholyot (@Alex_iGuide) by email today (2 March 2021) what problems that the iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit - launched Monday (1 March 2021) solves versus the DSLR-based iGUIDE Camera Kit. Alex writes, "further capture speed increase, longer measurement range, greater ease of use and lower replacement cost as workhorses get worked to the ground sometimes. PLANIX leaves [busy, professional real estate photographers] more time to deliver more value with their other services while providing a great 3D tour with accurate floor plans."Known for the iGUIDE laser-sharp focus on residential real estate, iGUIDE "PLANIX opens lots of applications in commercial real estate, including insurance and large space scanning," writes Alex. "Everybody likes the look of it, which makes us happy. It is a 3D Space Technology : )."Here are my observations ...iGUIDE PLANIX is the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It Created (in Many Ways)1. superior camera kits (iGUIDE PLANIX Camera in three configurations; and iGUIDE IMS-5 Camera)2. superior 3D virtual tour platform (iGUIDE Tour Examples | Matterport Tour Examples)3. superior 2D floor plans in the residential and commercial real estate space. (iGUIDE PLANIX Floor Plan Example | Matterport Floor Plan Example)iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit – announced Monday, 1 March 2021 – is the 3D Camera Kit (three configurations) that Matterport likely wished it created.iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit Versus Matterport Highlights1. LiDAR instead of structured light2. LiDAR “sees” up to about 130 feet versus about 50 feet for Matterport’s structured light3. LiDAR enables most residential listings to be shot in 15-20 minutes (faster workflow)4. LiDAR enables super-accurate 2D floor plans: .05% dimensional uncertainty versus Matterport5. $1,999 (pre-order pricing until 4 April 2021) instead of $2,995 (Matterport Pro2 Camera sale price)6. Option to control camera settings (versus no camera settings control)7. Leverages a publicly available 360 camera: Ricoh Theta Z1 (future compatibility)8. Enables 2D Floor Plans to be accurate9. Includes a custom hard case (versus no case with Matterport)10. In addition to iOS, already works with Android; Matterport in Android public beta11. Ricoh Theta Z1 Camera - in the iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit - can be used for other platforms and without an iGUIDE subscription: Matterport Pro2 Camera can not be used with any other platform without a Matterport Cloud Subscription (and then a cumbersome workflow, at best).Cost ConsciousPhotographers that already have a Ricoh Theta Z1 can order the iGUIDE PLANIX Core Kit for $1,299 (pre-order pricing through 4 April 2021).Measurement Accuracy MattersPhotographers that seek the ultimate in measurement accuracy within the 3D virtual tour view can order the iGUIDE PLANIX Pro Camera Kit for $2,499 (pre-order pricing through 4 April 2021) that includes Ricoh Theta Z1 lens calibration for up to 3 times better accuracy when measuring in the 3D space. (Floor plan measurements have the same level of accuracy for all iGUIDE PLANIX configurations.)Plus, the iGUIDE Platform beats Matterport on:1. Offering Per Tour Pricing (no subscription) versus Matterport Cloud subscription2. Ability to edit 360 images (e.g. remove the camera from a bathroom mirror; sky replacement)3. Offline hosting is an option with iGUIDE: not Matterport4. No confusion regarding who owns the copyright/digital assets: no derivative works by iGUIDE (as Matterport does)5. More intuitive user experience powered by an interactive 2D floor plan6. iGUIDE offers super-accurate 2D floor plans versus Matterport7. iGUIDE Floor plans available in 8 color-coded configurations (Matterport are B&W)8. iGUIDE does not complete with its Service Providers (as does Matterport Capture Services Program)9. Integration of Google Maps (versus no map integration by Matterport: need a 3rd Party Platform)10. An integration with Floorplanner for DIY enhanced 2D/3D floor plans and virtual staging.While real estate photographers may dismiss iGUIDE because it does not offer a 3D dollhouse view like Matterport – or a 3D walk-through experience like Matterport – the real question is: Is iGUIDE “good enough” to enable professional real estate photographers to compete with Matterport and to differentiate both the real estate agent and real estate photographer from their respective competitors? Spoiler Alert: The answer is likely heck-yes!For professional real estate photographers that have image resolution concerns about using a Ricoh Theta Z1 camera – considered the best in the under $1,000 360 camera price point – in the iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit, iGUIDE offers the iGuide IMS-5 Camera Kit which includes a DSLR camera.I could imagine that the addition of the iGUIDE PLANIX now opens the iGUIDE platform to real estate photographers that seek a faster and/or simplier workflow than the DSLR based iGUIDE IMS-5 Kit for real estate photographers that prefer a DSLR camera for shooting spherical panoramas.What are your thoughts? Is iGUIDE PLANIX the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It Created?Please visit this WGAN Forum discussion to comment:✓ iGUIDE PLANIX is the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It CreatedBest,Dan SmigrodFounder and Managing EditorWe Get Around Network and WGAN-TVWGAN Forum Related Discussions✓ iGUIDE PLANIX is the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It Created✓ BIG NEWS!! New iGUIDE camera available in April.✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV | Introduction to iGuide: a Deep-Dive Demo & Discussion✓ All WGAN Forum discussions tagged: iGUIDE | iGUIDE PLANIX✓ Free WGAN Cheat Sheet: Which Virtual Tour Platform is Best (for Me)?✓ WGAN MarketPlace: iGUIDE

Tuesday Jan 26, 2021

Asteroom Adds New Un-Bundled Add On Pricing Options for WGAN Forum MembersHi All,In this free WGAN-TV Training U Course - Realtor.com Enables Asteroom Seamless Publishing to Realtor.com - that aired Thursday, 21 January 2021, Asteroom Co-Founder and CEO @EricTsai:1. Demos how to add an Asteroom 3D Tour to Realtor.com (via Asteroom Desktop Editor and Asteroom App)2. Discusses the significance of seamless integration with Realtor.com (86 million unique monthly visitors)3. Discusses Asteroom Adds New Un-Bundled Add On Pricing Options for WGAN Forum Members ( see: Asteroom.com/photographer )Plus, I discuss Special Pricing for WGAN Forum MembersSpecial Offer for WGAN Forum Members✓ The first Asteroom Pay Per Tour Bundle is free for WGAN Forum Members with promo code WGANAsteroom on this special Asteroom landing page - for a limited time - effective today (Wednesday, 30 September 2020).✓ Additional Asteroom Pay Per Tour Bundles are now $49 each for WGAN Forum Members. [Use this WGAN landing page for Asteroom with Promo Code: WGANAsteroomMSPBest,DanFree WGAN-TV Training U (in Asteroom) Courses✓ 75-WGAN-TV Intro to Asteroom Virtual Tour Platform with Founder and CEO Eric Tsai✓ 78-WGAN-TV | Deep-Dive Demo of Asteroom Desktop Editor Features✓ 79-WGAN-TV Asteroom Virtual Staging Demo and Discussion with Asteroom Co-Founder and CEO Eric Tsai✓ 89-WGAN-TV Realtor.com Enables Asteroom Seamless Publishing to Realtor.comWGAN Forum Discussions tagged: Asteroom

Thursday Jan 14, 2021

Save 15% with this link for Virtual Tour Pro and Coupon Code: WGANVTP Hi All,Thanks to Ben Claremont for his 10 Tips for Building a Profitable Virtual Tour Business on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Wednesday, 16 December 2020. (video above).This is a "must watch" show if you are:1. new to 3D/360 virtual tours2. need help with business developVirtual Tour Pro Course by Ben Claremont will help you succeed faster if you are:1. new to 3D/360 virtual tours2. need help with business development3. need help with advanced editing and other post production techniquesSave 15 percent on Virtual Tour Pro Course by Ben Claremont - and get 1-Year WGAN-TV Training Academy Membership - with coupon code: WGANVTP using this WGAN Affiliate Link for Virtual Tour Pro Course by Ben Claremont.Best,Dan

Monday Dec 07, 2020

An Unlimited Free Plan; Plus a Nicely Loaded InsideMaps $29 Unlimited Plan with Some Optional Extras --- Hi All,My guests on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 3 December 2020 at 5 pm (GMT -5) are:1. InsideMaps Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Gabe Knox (@InsideMaps_Gabe)2. InsideMaps Chief Technology Officer Jörgen BirklerThe show:✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: How to Shoot and Create Free InsideMaps 3D Tours with an iPhoneDiscussion includes:1. Front-End: Demo of InsideMaps 3D tours (shot with iPhones 11/Pro 12, shot with Ricoh Theta Z1); including measurement, photos, video, floor plan2. Creating InsideMaps 3D Tours using:► iPhones 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max (leveraging LiDAR) to create free 3D Tours (beta) [also iPhones X and 11)[InsideMaps is the first virtual tour platform for residential real estate to leverage the LiDAR in the Apple iPhone 12 Pro - paired with a rotator - to enable professionally created 3D Tours.]► iPhones 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 to create affordable 3D tours► Ricoh Theta Z1 (and other 360 cameras)3. Image quality and workflow using the InsideMaps HERO Rotator for iPhone + InsideMaps Capture App (Demo with Rotator)4. InsideMaps 3D tours versus Matterport 3D tours5. Sweet spots for InsideMaps 3D tours► Residential Real Estate► Travel and Hospitality► Property Management► Architectural Visualization (including BIM Revit/IFC exporting and interactive interior designs.)6. Back-End: How to edit an InsideMaps 3D Tour7. InsideMaps Pricing: (3D Tour, Floor Plan, HDR photos, Video) and photo-realistically rendered walk-throughs for Architectural Visualization► Beta► Subscription Packages► Per Project Pricing (for Cloud-Processed 3D Tours)8. InsideMaps Pricing: HERO Rotator and accessories (batteries, charger)What other questions should I ask my guests on WGAN-TV Live at 5?InsideMaps is a WGAN Gold Member.Happy holidays,Dan

Monday Nov 09, 2020

A Matterport alternative that Leverages your DSLR and Post Production SkillsHi All,Are you a busy, professional residential real estate photographer looking for a virtual tour platform alternative to Matterport that leverages your DSLR and post production skills; and can differentiate you from other real estate photographers offering virtual tours?Then, plan to watch this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show that aired Wednesday, 4 November 2020:✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: Introduction to iGuide: a Deep-Dive Demo and DiscussionMy guests on this show are:✓ Michael Vervena, Planitar (iGuide) Vice President of Sales and Marketing✓ Chris White, Planitar (iGuide) Marketing ManagerOn this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show, we discussed:✓ iGuide front-end: what the consumer sees (prospective home buyer)✓ iGuide back-end: what the photographer sees / creates✓ who is the sweet spot for new iGuide photographers?✓ Camera/Gear discussion✓ iGuide versus Matterport?✓ 3rd Party Integrations: Google Sheet View; Floorplanner✓ FAQs✓ Pricing✓ iGUIDE versus MatterportThanks to my guests, Planitar (iGuide) Vice President of Sales & Marketing Michael Vervena and Planitar Marketing Manager Chris White (@Chris_iGuide), for being on the show.Best,DanWGAN Related Links✓ All WGAN Forum discussions tagged: iGUIDE✓ Free WGAN Cheat Sheet: Which Virtual Tour Platform is Best (for Me)?✓ WGAN MarketPlace: iGUIDE

Wednesday Oct 07, 2020

Asteroom Virtual Staging is $49.99 Per 360 Panorama: 48 Hours Turnaround --- Hi All,Asteroom Virtual Staging Demo and Discussion with Co-Founder/CEO Eric TsaiAsteroom Virtual Staging for WGAN Forum Members is $49.99 per 360 panorama with 48 hours turnaround and available in four different styles, Asteroom Co-Founder and CEO @EricTsai announced Wednesday, 30 September 2020. [Join WGAN Forum (free)]As few as one (1) virtually staged 360 panorama can be ordered, though Asteroom anticipates that WGAN Forum Members will want to order virtual staging for three 360 panoramas:✓ Entrance✓ Living Room✓ Big Bed RoomAsteroom Virtual Staging can be done either for:✓ Spaces without furniture✓ Spaces with existing furniture (Asteroom "removes" the existing furniture and then re-stages the space)Asteroom Also Announced Wednesday, 30 September 2020✓ The first Asteroom Pay Per Tour Bundle is free for WGAN Forum Members with promo code WGANAsteroom on this special Asteroom landing page - for a limited time - effective today (Wednesday, 30 September 2020).✓ Additional Asteroom Pay Per Tour Bundles are now $49.99 each for WGAN Forum Members.The free and special pricing offers for WGAN Forum Members are made by WGAN Gold Member, Asteroom Co-Founder and CEO Eric Tsai.Physical staging is not a cost-effective option for many sellers, with the service’s high price bracket keeping it nearly exclusive to the high-end luxury market. The average cost for physical staging can range from $300 to $600 for an initial consultation, and upwards of $500 for each staged room each month the property is staged, often costing thousands of dollars per month.Virtual staging looks as good as real-life staging and costs much less: about 10 percent of physical staging.According to the 2019 National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Home Staging Profile report:✓ 83% of buyers' agents noted that staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the property as a future home.✓ 25% of buyers’ agents said that staging a home increased the offer between 1% and 5% compared to un-staged listings.✓ 17% of sellers’ agents said that staging increased the dollar value of a home between 6% and 10%.Learn more about Asteroom Virtual Staging in this WGAN-TV Training U in Asteroom Course with guest @EricTsai.Below are Asteroom BEFORE and AFTER examples used during the course. (See bottom right corner for BEFORE and AFTER buttons.)Contemporary Style Virtual Staging1. Bedroom (Shot with no furniture)2. Living Room (Shot with one existing table and chairs to be removed)3. Entrance (Shot with room-full of furniture) Matterport digital twin by North Idaho and Eastern Washington Matterport Service Provider CaptureNW Photographer Jeff NitschkeTraditional Style Virtual Staging4. Living Room (shot with a room-full of furniture that needed to be replaced)Farm House Style Virtual Staging5. Living Room (Shot empty)Industrial Style Virtual Staging6. Living Room (Shot with a room-full of furniture to be replaced)Plus, I included WGAN-TV Live at 5 show (above): Deep-Dive into Asteroom Virtual Staging with Asteroom Co-Founder and CEO @EricTsai.Related WGAN Forum Discussions✓ Asteroom Virtual Staging is $49.99 Per 360 Panorama: 48 Hours Turnaround✓ All WGAN Forum discussions tagged: AsteroomTwo Free OffersTwo free offers for Asteroom 24/7 Open House Virtual Tours incentive taking Asteroom for a Spin:Offer 1 by Asteroom: 1st Asteroom Pay Per Tour Bundle is Free for WGAN Forum MembersOffer 2 by WGAN: 1st Asteroom Virtual Staging of a 360 is free for WGAN Forum Members in October 2020Best,DanP.S. Please note that the "Player" used to display the BEFORE and AFTER views in examples #1-6 (above) is not presently available as an Asteroom option.LinkedIn: Eric Tsai

Wednesday Sep 16, 2020

Also Includes Asteroom 2D Schematic Floor Plans --- WGAN-TV Live at 5: Deep-Dive Demo of Asteroom Desktop Editor Features with Asteroom Founder and CEO Eric TsaiHi All,On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 10 September 2020, Asteroom Founder @EricTsai did a deep-dive demo of how to use all the Asteroom Desktop Editor features (and discuss Asteroom 2D Schematic Floor Plans). Please see transcript below for the show above.I found the Asteroom Desktop Editor learning curve to be super-easy and super-fast. Nearly all Asteroom Desktop Editor features work like you would expect them to work. For the most part, there is very little post production to actually do (because Asteroom assembles the tour for you). That said, for those that want a lot of control, there are Asteroom features for that!Asteroom Desktop Editor Features1. Add New Tour (Tour Settings: | add panos | Tour Name | Description | Location | Display Profile | Tour Music)2. How to order Services: Pro Editing of 360 panos | 3D Dollhouse | 2D Schematic Floor Plans | Virtual Staging3. Change thumbnail Order in Highlight Reel | Change Thumbnail Label ( such as "Bedroom" )4. Change Tour Cover Thumbnail5. How to change Thumbnail | via Snapshots | Uploading (if no 3D Dollhouse)6. Upload/Download Floor Plan7. How to Create Interactive Floor Plan (Property Map): Edit Pin Location | Orient Pano8. Tour Assistant: Enable: Autoplay (Preview, Play and Loop) | Rotation Period | Opening Audio |9. Add Camera Lens Height (to add measurements to Tour) | enable Display Measurements to Viewer10. Add Objects to Tour: Tag | Image | Video (link or file) | 3D Overlay | Tripod Over Lay (by pano or All Tour; Resize)11. Adjust: Straighten Panos | Brightness | Contrast | Various Filters (7) such as Sharpness12. Edit "Walk-Around" experience | Add/Delete/Move linking of panos | View within pano13. Change the "View" going from pano to pano14. How to use the blur tool (placement | Size of Blur | Undo)15. How to add a Floor Plan16. How to take Snapshots | How to download Snapshots17. Sharing: Enable/Disable | Display My Profile | Auto-Rotate | 3D Dollhouse as Welcome Screen | 3D Dollhouse Room Labels18. Asteroom Embed Code: Cover Photo on Welcome Screen | No Cover Photo on Welcome Screen19. Asteroom Statistics Dashboard: Visits | Unique Visitors | Average Time on Page | Average Number Rooms Engaged | Popular panos | tour Traffic - Last 7 Days | Tour Traffic - Last 8 Weeks | Referring Sites | Locations of Viewers - Top 10 (with View count) | Leads20. Transfer Asteroom Tour (Client's account, for example)21. Asteroom Tour Dashboard22. What's coming soonAsteroom 2D Schematic Floor Plans1. Options (with or without measurements) | Interactive2. Pricing3. How to orderAsteroom Pricing1. Pricing of Add On Services: Pro Editing of 360 panos | 3D Dollhouse | 2D Schematic Floor Plans | Virtual Staging2. Option 1: Asteroom Pay Per Tour Bundle3. Option 2: Asteroom Subscription4. Three Special Offers for WGAN MembersWGAN Gold Member - @EricTsai with Asteroom – enables these special offers for WGAN Members:✓ Three Asteroom Virtual Tour Special Offers for the WGAN CommunityBest,Dan--- Related WGAN Forum Discussions✓ Three Asteroom Virtual Tour Special Offers for the WGAN Community✓ 24 Reasons Matterport Service Providers should Add Asteroom✓ 6 Reasons Asteroom Virtual Tour Virtual Staging ROCKS Residential Listings!✓ How to Create an Asteroom using 360s Shot by a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera✓ Asteroom Virtual Tour Platform Automatically Edits 360s for WGAN Members✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV Introduction to Asteroom with Founder and CEO Eric Tsai✓ Free Course: Introduction to Asteroom with Founder and CEO Eric Tsai✓ WGAN-TV: Introduction to Asteroom by Asteroom Founder & CEO Eric Tsai✓ Five Asteroom specific excerpts from this lengthy article by TheRealDeal✓ Identical Tours: Matterport (73 scans) Versus Asteroom (20 360s)✓ WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Asteroom

Wednesday Aug 19, 2020

3DVista Virtual Tour Pro SoftwareWGAN-TV: Introduction to 3DVista Virtual Tour Pro Software with Kevin Dole of Home3D.usHi All,✓ Having you been thinking about getting started with 3DVista Virtual Tour Pro Software?✓ Are you seeking a way to differentiate yourself from other 3D/360 Virtual Tour photographers?✓ Are you wondering about the 3DVista features?✓ You have seen many posts in the WGAN Forum about 3DVista and were thinking about checking it out?My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 13 August 2020 will be Los Angeles-based Home3D.us Kevin Dole (@Home3D) - a Matterport Service Provider that uses WP3D Models WordPress Plugin, Nodalview, drone - and other solutions for real estate photographers ...✓ WGAN-TV Intro to 3DVista Virtual Tour Pro Software with Kevin Dole of Home3D.usKevin will do 3DVista show and tell from tours that he created using 3DVista Virtual Tour Software.Among the questions that I will ask Kevin include show and tell us:✓ a 3DVista only tour✓ his mashups with matterport digital twins✓ his mashup with WP3D Models WordPress Plugin✓ his mashup with drone-shot video✓ his uses cases for 3DVista in residential and commercial real estate sales and leasing✓ his uses case for leasing company; office park; vineyard; large park; vacant land and moreI will also ask Kevin about:✓ 3DVista hosting versus self-hosting✓ learning curve (for a professional real estate photographer that uses Lightroom, Photoshop)✓ does he charge a premium for 3DVista created tours?✓ 3DVista features that he would like to learn/use✓ show us some of the backend of 3DVistaThe majority of this show will be show and tell of your various tours showing what’s possible with 3DVista Virtual Tour Software, as well as integrations that Kevin does with WP3D Models, Matterport, drone and other solutions that real estate photographers uses.While Kevin will show us some of the backend of 3DVista, this WGAN-TV show is not intended as a tutorial on how to use 3DVista.Best,DanWGAN-TV Training Academy includes the following course taught by Kevin Dole:✓ WGAN-TV | Matterport Workshop 3.0 Training with Los Angeles-based Home3D.us Kevin Dole-Watch "Over-the-Shoulder" While Kevin Edits His Matterport Space in Matterport Workshop 3.0✓ WGAN-TV | Matterport Workshop 3.0 Mesh Training with Los Angeles-based Home3D.us Kevin Dole | Understand the Matterport Mesh so that it does 'Mesh' You Up!

Monday Jul 27, 2020

Shoot an Asteroom Virtual Tour in 15-20 Minutes | Affordable Client Pricing   Hi All,Asteroom Founder and CEO @EricTsai gives us a deep-dive intro - including demo - of the Asteroom virtual tour platform in this WGAN-TV show (above).Highlights include:✓ how to (easily) shoot an Asteroom virtual tour (examples) of a 2,500 SQ FT listing in 15-20 minutes with a Ricoh Theta Z1 360 camera (compared to 1-2 hours with Matterport) and thus be able to affordably shoot Asteroom virtual tours for houses for sale in the $250,000 (NAR reports medium home price of $284,600 in May 2020.)✓ Asteroom Pay Per Tour (PPT) Special Pricing for WGAN Members (nicely loaded).- No monthly subscription- create the virtual tour with up to 30 360 photo spheres (likely sufficient for 90 percent of listings)- create the dollhouse view- professionally edit the 360 panoramas- 6 months of hosting- (additional 6 months hosting available for $15)- (additional 360 photo spheres may be added to the tour for $1.50 each)- $60 one-time paymentAsteroom Pay Per Tour (PPT) Special Pricing for WGAN Members (nicely loaded) is good through 31 July 2021 and then subject to change.Either join the free WGAN Forum (free) to receive the COUPON CODE or Private Message me (@DanSmigrod) with the subject line: Asteroom Pay Per Tour Pricing for WGAN Members✓ Coming soon- virtual staging (presently in public beta)- 2D schematic floor plans✓ Asteroom pairs nicely with WP3D Models, Show & Tour, Rela and other solutions for creating single property websites (branded, unbranded)Best,DanP.S. @EricTsai thank you for being my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 and thank you for the special Pay Per Tour pricing for WGAN Members

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