All our virtual tours are output in HTML5 and therefore compatible across all browsers and devices without the need for plugins. The tours are hosted by us and can easily be embedded onto a web page just like adding a Youtube video. Along with the virtual tour we also provide teaser videos for social media, animated gifs for emails, unlimited HDR photos and 360 photos. Floor plans are available as an optional extra.
A 3D virtual tour is an immersive and engaging way to showcase a built space. Usually they are used to help market (and sell) a residential or commercial property but increasingly they are used across an array of industries as a way for their customers or potential customers to view their premise online. 3D virtual tours usually run in any browser and work across all devices. They are essentially a series of 360° equirectangular panoramic images inter-connected through the use of ‘hotspots’ that allow the viewer the ability to virtually ‘move’ through the space and look in any direction. The end result is an immersive tour that allows the viewer the ability to explore the space freely. At 3D Walkabout we use the latest in lidar scanning equipment that captures not only 360 panoramic photos but also the geospatial data, meaning the viewer can view a floor plan and dollhouse view as well as the first person walkthrough.
Well a 3D virtual tour is also a 360 virtual tour BUT a 360 virtual tour may not be a 3D virtual tour. What we mean by that is 3D virtual tours contain a ‘3D’ element and that is achieved through the equipment having a LIDAR depth sensor and not just being a camera. There are clever way that software can take the imagery from a standard camera and make it appear 3D but the results are never as good as if you actually scan the space with a lidar scanner. We primarily use Matterport to capture our 3D virtual tours, it’s the best scanner on the market for the real estate industry as it’s quick and simple to use, you get a whole range of assets. Once an operator has the equipment then they can scan and produce tours fairly quickly and therefore keep the price point low.
Well that depends on the size & complexity of the property, also whether the space is empty or there are lots of people wondering around. To give you a few examples an average sized family home of approximately 250 sqm would take about 2 hours to scan. An open planned office space of about 500 sqm would take about the same time. This is basically because it’s one big room where a house has lots of small rooms. If the space is open to the public or has employees present then the scanning can take much longer as essentially we have to try and avoid people walking past in the foreground so they don’t just appear as a blur in the final scan. Also if we have to move furniture around or be the cleaner as well then this can add a lot more time!
Well that relates mostly to how long it takes. The larger and more complex the space the higher the price. Generally small apartment/units of around 100 sqm in size will start at around $2-300 each. Family size homes of around 2-300 sqm will be more like $400 – $600 and larger homes will be a bit more. For commercial spaces prices vary but usually cost between $0.50 – $1.50 per SQM, again depending on the exact details of the space. It’s important to remember that you are not just getting the 3D virtual tour for this, you are also getting hosting and a range of other valuable assets including; teaser videos, unlimited HDR photos, an animated gif, highlight markers and 360 panoramic photos.
Yep. they will run in the browser on any device – PC, laptop, tablet, mobile. Actually not your watch yet but I’m sure that’s on its way. They are really light weight (file size wise) and load quickly so even with a very average to slow internet connection the virtual tour will only take a few seconds to load. We organise all the hosting so you have nothing to do apart from email someone the link, add it to the real estate portal or embed it onto you own website.
There are a number of way to make a 3D virtual tour but essentially you take a specialist LIDAR scanner/camera to the location. You place it on a tripod and move it around to different positions within the space. At each position the scanner will rotate and capture both a panoramic photo and the spatial data. Both these are then combined together using some specialist software to create a photo realistic 3D virtual tour. The viewer can then navigate between each point that you placed the camera during the scanning process and look in every direction.
There are a wide range of 3D and 360 cameras now on the market. Each has a version of the same hardware and their own propriety software platforms. At 3D Walkabout we mostly use Matterport as it’s the market leader and for real estate we think it’s by far the best option. Using Matterport means that we can scan spaces quickly, provide a range of useful marketing assets and keep the price point low.
Basically we scan first and get paid once all the assets are delivered. We only ask for part payment up front if the job is over $5,000. We accept payment by credit card, bank transfer and in multiple currencies. All we ask is that if we arrange the scan promptly then you pay promptly. There is nothing that will affect an ongoing relationship more than people being slow to pay!
Unique interactive 3D virtual model of the space, zoom, spin and play!
Get a birdseye view of the space from above in full colour.
Walkthrough the space, tags will inform you of highlights on your journey.
Our virtual tours offer 3 immersive & engaging views of your space.
Make your spaces viewable in VR on the Samsung Gear VR & Google Cardboard.
Include annotations directly in your 3D space to highlight key features of your property.
Take measurements directly from your 3D spaces, eliminating an on-site visit.
Generate black-and-white schematic floor plans of your space automatically.
Understand the performance of your marketing campaigns by tracking engagement.