3D media technology company Matterport, best known for its camera platform of the same name, has recently announced that it is offering early access for select developers for its new 3D Showcase SDK, allows companies to create new applications using Matterport’s software.
Using the 3D Showcase SDK, developers will be able to create publicly available websites and apps, customising the user experience to their own specific needs.
“Developers have been eager to build on top of our platform for years, so we are excited to enable them to create new and exciting solutions for their respective industries,” said Damien Leostic, VP of Product at Matterport in a statement. “What sets Matterport apart is that we generate fully immersive True3DTM walkthroughs versus others who create 360 panoramic tours which sometimes, mistakenly, get referred to as 3D. True3DTM is distinguished by the 3D depth data that creates truly immersive experiences and enables developers countless possibilities to build on top of this experience.”
Aimed more towards the real estate, travel and hospitality, insurance, retail, architecture, engineering and construction industries, the software has already been tested by Multivista, a specialist in visual construction documentation. Multivista created Site-Walk 360°, allowing Matterport’s 3D models to be embedded into the Multivista platform, thus enabling Multivista customers to virtually walk through construction sites from anywhere in the world.
“Using Matterport’s SDK has enabled us to expand our functionality and support specific information workflows required by the AEC industry,” said Graham Twigg, Chief Technology Officer of Multivista. “The Matterport SDK has allowed us to improve our Site-Walk 360° service, which delivers an immersive virtual walkthrough tied to a state-of-the-art interactive floorplan.”
The 3D Showcase SDK is currently free for select developers with Matterport planning to roll out additional features for the platform in the future in an effort to expand on 3D Showcase SDK capabilities, and may charge for later versions of the SDK. For any further updates from Matterport, keep reading VRFocus.