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How to create a free virtual tour with Matterport?

Updated: Mar 6, 2023


Virtual tours are a useful tool to promote your product or service, increase traffic to your website, and improve communication with your customers. We know there are many options, that's why we recommend the best one, Matterport. This guide will help you create a virtual tour for free.



Why Matterport?


  1. It is the pioneer in creating 3D virtual tours.

  2. It is always innovating (i.e. in 2011, it could only capture with the iPad and the Pro camera).

  3. You can create interactive points to highlight more information in text, photos, videos, audio, and links.





Step 1: Choose a Mobile or Tablet


Before starting, you need a suitable mobile or tablet. The minimum requirement is Android 9, iPhone 6 or iPad Air 2 or higher. In addition, it must have a gyroscope. The best mobiles and tablets have LiDAR cameras, such as the iPhone 12 Pro. If you don't have one, ask your friends!


To learn more in detail, we leave you two links:




Step 2: Download the App


Once you have decided which mobile or tablet you are going to use, you must download the app.





Step 3: Create Your Matterport Account


With this link https://my.matterport.com/accounts/login you can create your free account to create, edit, and host your first virtual tour.



Step 4: Create Your Virtual Tour


With the app you downloaded, you can start capturing the space. This part can be a bit intimidating, especially if you have no experience with creating virtual tours. Fortunately, this video tutorial is here to help you. After finishing, you must log in to the app and upload the work.







If you're having a hard time, you could send us an email at deseovr@gmail.com so that a professional can help you.



Step 5: Edit Your Virtual Tour


Once you have uploaded your virtual tour and the software has processed the model, it's time to edit it. You need to log in to your Matterport account, preferably on a computer. There, you can add information about the virtual tour, remove scans you don't like, blur parts you don't want people to see, and most importantly, add interactive points.



Step 6: Share Your Virtual Tour


Now it's time to share your work. Matterport allows you to keep the virtual tour private within your account. If you like the result and want to showcase it on your website, social media, Google Street View, or any digital format, you just have to pay 8.99 euros/month and you can have up to 5 virtual tours on your account.



What if I find it difficult to create the virtual tour by hand?


The best way is to buy the special tripod for your phone (ONLY MOBILE) called Axis, which costs 89 euros. The Axis, with the phone attached, rotates and captures the space with more precision and quality. The link is provided below.




The Space is Very Large and I Don't Have Time


For spaces that are larger than 500 m2, we recommend hiring experts like Deseo VR to do the job. We have 5 years of experience creating all types of virtual tours, from schools to colivings. You can check out our success stories here: https://es.deseovr.com/virtual-tours-schools.

Don't hesitate to contact us; https://es.deseovr.com/contact


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