Since virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) rose to prominence, there has been a steady rise in consumer demand for the technology for applications such as virtual representations of products, something that Matterport has been engaged in for real estate purposes. ~The company is now taking this idea a step further with help from 3D modelling company roOomy.
Matterport are working with roOomy to integrate Matterport’s existing immersive 3D platform with roOomy’s virtual staging technology to allow Matterport customers to virtually furnish spaces such as apartments or houses, to allow them to better visualise how the space will look as a home.
This system has benefits for property managers and real estate agents as well, allowing them to virtually stage an apartment or home and tailor it to each customer instead of using show homes, which can be costly, and removes a valuable space from the market for an extended period.
In addition, retailers such as Wayfair, Amazon or Houzz are featured on the roOomy platform and can offer items featured to buy or rent if customers decide they like how they look when viewed in the virtual space.
“Our mission at roOomy is to break down the visualization barriers that often accompany the home buying or renting process, while also making it easier and more enjoyable to shop for your new space when it’s time to move,” said Pieter Aarts, co-founder and CEO of roOomy. “We are the market leaders in virtual staging. This new collaboration with Matterport eliminates the many hurdles and extra steps that often come with physical staging and allows buyers and renters to see and feel an optimized rendition of the listing from anywhere.”
“Matterport is digitizing the world’s spaces, moving toward a day when any space can be shared or modified online via Web, mobile, VR, or AR. Our collaboration with roOomy is exciting as it demonstrates the extensibility of the Matterport platform. Enabling roOomy to build a virtual staging app using our platform will transform how real spaces are experienced, allowing users to easily personalize a space and visualize any changes made to it,” said Bill Brown, Matterport CEO. “We anticipate the utility and lifespan of a Matterport 3D Space to grow with valuable applications such as this.”
To see the Matterport and roOomy system in action, there are two interactive 360-degree tours available through the Matterport website. VRFocus will bring you further news on developments within the VR industry as they become available.