Create an Experimental, Enhanced Matterport Tour
MatterPlus Video Demonstration by Real3DEstates
MatterPlus is a sandbox experiment that adds new functionality to Showcase.
MatterPlus provides the ability to display custom content in a title box (bottom center), a media box (bottom right) and an information box (right side).
In the title box, you can label panoramas. Turn on text-to-speech to add voice narration.
In the media box, you can embed audio files (you must host these yourself), YouTube videos, or content from other providers using their embed codes (SoundCloud, Vimeo, etc.).
The sidebar is an area that can appear as a floating window on the right side of the screen, or a full, fixed column with contextual content related to the place you are viewing in the tour.
MatterPlus also enhances MatterTags by scanning MatterTag links for JPG, PNG, or YouTube links. When it finds a link to an image, it will embed it inside of the MatterTag and allow it to be clickable to view in a lightbox. Likewise, if it finds a link to a YouTube video, it will embed the YouTube video inside of the MatterTag that will autostart and autoterminate when it disappers.
360 Views are a great way to show exterior imagery, but can be confusing as they do not contain a link to return to the tour. MatterPlus changes the functionality of 360 Views by instead opening them in an overlay that does NOT take a user away from the scene they are presently in.
Google Analytics can be used with MatterPlus to track each user and each action taken. It's quite amazing.
No, as MatterPlus exploits code that is no longer present in Showcase, features such as VR, Google Daydream support, multi-language interfaces and the UI fade are not supported. Again, MatterPlus is a proof of concept.
Features many 360 Views as overlays. No other features are being used.
Fixed Column showing links to individual units; Embedded video during tour for upbeat music and photo slideshow.
MatterTags displayed as 'Titles' with voice narration.
Shows YouTube video embedding, Website Link and MatterTags with embedded images (click image to enlarge)
Features all sorts of silly hidden messages, Amazon product ads, embedded multimedia content and MatterTag enhancements.
MatterPlus was inspired based on ideas posted by the community including:
MatterPlus is intended to be a proof of concept and an early start on developing for the future Matterport API that will eventually be released for developers.
This tool is experimental and is intended as for personal use. It's a fun fan project -- not a platform to build commercial endeavors with.
Development on MatterPlus is on hiatus as of December 24, 2016.
New features will not be added until the official API is made available and this can be a viable third party product.