Matterport: 3D Tech isn’t Just About Measurement Anymore


Matterport’s presence at this year’s SPAR 3D conference and expo was a sign of change for commercial 3D technology.

Why? The company’s low-cost cameras, which enable users to generate 3D tours of a space, are among a new class of products entering the market: sensors that value 3D visualization over measurement. Sure, you can use Matterport’s camera and software to generate colored point clouds, and you can use those point clouds to grab measurements, but ultra-precise measurement isn’t the point—and it’s a big deal for commercial 3D tech that this kind of product is succeeding.

To find out why users have taken to Matterport’s camera and learn about the creative ways AEC professionals are using it, I caught up with manager of business developer Tomer Poran. Catch our conversation below.


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SPAR 3D Editor Sean Higgins produces SPAR 3D's weekly newsletters for 3D-scanning professionals, and Sean has previously worked as a technical writer, a researcher, a freelance technology writer, and an editor for various arts publications. He has degrees from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, where he studied the history of sound-recording technologies. Sean is a native of Maine and lives in Portland.

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