Apartments.com’s Matterport is a 3D modeling camera that scans a room and renders a 3D model. While this does create a 360 view, there are many limitations to this platform. Matterport sacrifices image quality for 3D scanning capabilities. Helix Media’s professional grade cameras, expert photographers, and fine-tuned post-production process guarantee stunning shots every time.
Another limitation to Matterport in addition to not being able to film out doors is 3D models load much slower than 360 images. We live in an age of microscopic attention spans and it is important your prospects are not waiting for your tour to load. Because Matterport’s tours need to load an entire 3D rendering before viewing, there is a higher chance of your prospects existing, especially on slow wifi/data. These data requirements can slow down your existing website, resulting in poor user experience. Helix Tours load 360 panoramic views which are significantly smaller files size and load instantly even with slow internet speeds. Reduced load time between scenes results in more areas viewed, longer average session duration, and increased SEO.