We Get Around Tips for 'Walking Around' a Matterport 3D Showcase

Finance Park at Junior Achievement of Georgia located in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Matterport 3D Showcase by We Get Around Chief Photographer Dan Smigrod

Walking-around a Matterport 3D Showcase is as easy as 1-2-3. Here are easy and advanced tips to get started and then to be a power-walker!


  1. Click on the blue 3D Showcase bar and the virtual tour will load within 15 seconds
  2. Click on either the Floor Plan or 'Doll House' Views in the bottom left; then click on any point to 'fly-in' to the space
  3. To walk-around, use the arrow keys on your keyboard (or the onscreen arrows: bottom right)


  1. Full-Screen View – click on the double-arrow icon in the top right to view full-screen.
  2. Speed Walker – hold you finger down on an arrow key to speed-walk-around
  3. Super-Speed Walker – using two fingers on your Mac trackpad, move forward or back
  4. Zoom In/Out – of Floor Plan or Doll House views:  two-finger pinch in-out on a Mac
  5. Look Up/Down – Click, Hold and Drag up or down on a Mac
  6. Hop, Skip and Jump – Click on a circle on the floor; that's the location of the 360º sweep
  7. Move the Doll House or Floor Plan – Click and Drag

Computers versus Mobile Devices

  1. Matterport 3D Showcases can be viewed within any browser that supports WebGL. For example, Chrome has WebGL preloaded. Safari will show you how to enable WebGL. 
  2. Apple has announced that WebGL will be supported in iOS8 this month (September 2014). Matterport will optimize 3D Showcases for iOS8 going forward. 
  3. Mobile viewing on Android devices is coming soon.

Matterport + Oculus + Samsung Gear VR + And More

For an extra-immersive experience, Matterport works with Oculus Rift. [Geek Alert: Matterport to Oculus Rift Conversion Process • Sample Matterport to Oculus Rift Conversions]

Samsung announced yesterday (3 September 2014),  its version of Oculus: Gear VR.  It's likely that Matterport will support Samsung's solution as well.

AppleGoogle, Samsung, FacebookMatterport and We Get Around are leading the way to how we capture, create and experience the three-dimensional world around us. 

Dan Smigrod