Matterport, a Sunnyvale, Calif. based 3D-image capture startup, has implemented VR headset compatibility for its entire library of 3D room and building tours. Using the company’s new CoreVR feature, any 360-degree image captured by Matterport’s 3D camera can be ported to a Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR headset via smartphone.
The five-year-old company’s 3D camera is already popular among real estate agents, architects, and carpenters, who have already amassed a library of 250,000 3D tours. The feature will be available free until the end of 2016, and cost $19 per space starting in 2017. 150 existing models are currently available in CoreVR, and more can be accessed through the 3D Showcase app.
“We believe in the power of VR to help us achieve our vision of giving people the power to experience any place at any time,” Matterport CEO Bill Brown said.