What's the difference between each

3D Virtual
Tour
Provider

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These days 3D tours are widely used for visualizing and marketing indoors spaces. They are also used to provide detailed space documentation such as floor plans and measurements.

These providers can be viewed on the web or mobile devices and are shareable or can be embedded on websites.

When viewing a 360­º image, a user can look all the way around, up and down. They can also zoom in and out. When it comes to navigating to another 360º image, there are a few different options available.

Navigation in 3D Tours

iGuide

You will never get confused, lost or disoriented in a property again. Every iGuide is delivered with an interactive floor plan and 360 degree panoramic visuals, giving the user full control over their experience while exploring the property. Navigation is better with an integrated floor plan because you know where you are at all times. At the beginning of the tour you have the possibility to navigate thru the floor plant or the 360º image.

Simply clicking on a point of room of the floor plan can  allow instant teleportation to another location across the floor, providing for a very efficient and intuitive navigation which is possible only with a computing device.

Matterport

At the beginning of the tour you will see a paneo of the first room the you can select which room you want go by the menu on the bottom or navigate thru the 360º image.

This 3D tour has 3D dollhouse that you can see when zoom out to see a 3D digital twin of your property from the out side and rotate it along any axis to see it from any perspective. You’ll be able to get the big picture of your space but is not very practical given the number of clicks required to enter the dollhouse mode, rotate the view, zoom in or out, and finally select a new location. It’s definitely quicker than using the 360º image walking-type navigation, but certainly not too efficient.

Zillow

Navigate thru the arrows on the floor or room by room by clicking on the menu gallery on the right side bar.

Without some kind of a map as reference, it can be very difficult to make sense of a floor layout and after a couple 360º image transitions the user can find themselves lost in space and unsure of where they are going or have been.