3D VIRTUAL TOURS
+ HOW IS YOUR 3D VIRTUAL TOUR DIFFERENT THAN OTHER VIRTUAL TOURS?
A traditional virtual tour isn’t really virtual. It’s just a gallery of stationary panoramic photos. Although techniques vary, most traditional tours don’t allow the viewer to move around within the space. At the very most, traditional tours offer 10-15 individual locations to view the space. Traditional photographers use DSLR cameras to capture multiple photos which are then stitched together to form a panorama which is viewed from a player.
Our 3D virtual tours allow the viewer to explore the space in up to 300 locations that are seamlessly stitched together. We use high tech 3D cameras which have 12 cameras and sensors to not only capture photos but to create a polygon mesh. This mesh is rendered into a dynamic 3D model which can be explored online or even with a virtual reality headset such as an Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear VR.
We call our 3D virtual tour a 3D Showcase because it also includes the “Floor Plan View” and the “Dollhouse View” to allow the viewer to conceptualize the space. We like to think of it as a virtual tour on steroids!
+ HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SCAN A SPACE?
It takes approximately 60 minutes to scan 1,000 square feet.
+ HOW LARGE OF A SPACE CAN BE SCANNED?
Approximately 15,000 sq. ft. is ideal. The exact square footage will vary depending on the layout of the property.
For larger spaces, it depending on layout and specific details of the space. Please contact me for spaces exceeding 15,000 sq. ft. to determine if they are feasible.
+ IS SPECIAL LIGHTING REQUIRED?
Because the 3D camera uses HDR (high dynamic range) photography to balance dark and light areas of an image, no special lighting or lighting equipment is required.
+ CAN YOU SCAN OUTDOORS?
Our 3D Camera is designed for indoor use. Direct sunlight can interfere with data collection. However, scanning external when there is no direct sunlight (such as at dawn or dusk) is possible.
+ CAN IMAGES BE EXTRACTED FROM THE 3D SHOWCASE?
Yes. These photos are in JPG format at 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. Photos can also be taken with a DSLR camera during the appointment.
+ CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP ITEMS WITHIN THE 3D SHOWCASE?
No, the 3D Showcase captures the property as-is with no editing available/possible. The 3D Showcase does create an .obj file that can be downloaded and provided to be used within CAD software.
BILLING & DELIVERY
Getting All Set Up
+ WHAT IS THE COST?
Pricing varies based on size and scope - for Residentail Real Estate, see our pricing page and for Commercial Business pricing - please contact us for a quote.
+ HOW DO I PAY?
Cash, Check, Pay Pal, Square Cash or Venmo. All major debit/credit cards will be accepted. We will accept payments in person or over the phone. Payment must be received prior to or at appointment for services to be rendered. 3% fee is charged when using a credit card.
+ WHEN WILL SERVICES BE DELIVERED?
- 3D Showcase – guaranteed delivery within 48 hours after completion of the shoot.
- Schematic Floorplan – typically within 48 hours
+ WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER?
Oregon & SW Washington is our primary however we can shoot nationwide through our partners, please call or email to discuss.
+ HOW LONG IS MY 3D SHOWCASE HOSTED ONLINE?
Residentail Real Estate hosting is free for upto 1yr after which and is only $10/month (charged on the 1st of the each month) or $99/year after that. Commercial hosting starts at $19/month or $199/year. If multiple 3D Models will be hosted, please contact me for a quote.
+ WHY IS THERE A HOSTING FEE?
Ova-Nee Productios is charged a hosting fee for each 3D Model that is created and active. You are free to cancel at any time.
+ WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY?
Please call and/or email within 24 hours before the appointment to avoid a cancellation fee. For cancelling an existing 3D Model, please submit request via email.
+ WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION FEE?
$100 for an appointment.
On the Cutting Edge
+ WHICH BROWSERS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR 3D SHOWCASES?
Our 3D Models use WebGL, the modern standard for 3D content on the web. On desktop computers, WebGL is supported by the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. On mobile devices, WebGL is supported by Safari for iOS 8 and Chrome for Android.
Instructions to enable WebGL within Firefox:
- Type about:config in Firefox’s address bar and make the following changes:
- To enable WebGL, set webgl.force-enabled to true.
Safari for Mac:
- Launch Safari, located at /Applications/Safari.
- Open Safari’s Preferences by selecting ‘Safari, Preferences’ from the menu.
- Click the ‘Advanced’ tab labeled.
- Place a check mark next to ‘Show Develop menu in menu bar.’
- Select ‘Develop, Enable WebGL’ from menu
+ HOW DO I CONFIRM MY BROWSER SUPPORTS WEBGL?
To confirm that your browser supports WebGL, visit this webpage: https://get.webgl.org/
+ HOW DO I EMBED THE 3D MODEL INTO A WEBSITE?
Embedding a model is very straightforward; it’s similar to embedding a YouTube video. Please contact your website administrator for assistance as Ova-Nee Productions does not provide assistance for this, we only provide the embed code.
+ HOW CAN I IMPORT A 3D VIRTUAL TOUR INTO CAD SOFTWARE?
We can provide an industry-standard OBJ file, which will ontain both the 3D mesh and textures.