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Spring is Almost Here!

It’s time to book your Spring property photo shoots!  We’ve already received our first, and we’re excited to be heading to Seabrook, TX!

We’ve been busy with the release of WordPress Matterport Shortcode, which is now being used on several websites and just celebrated it’s first update.  The plugin is being used on our updated Matterport 3D Tours page where we’ve been posting our latest tours.

We’ve also had the pleasure of visiting multiple multi-family communities and shooting several single family homes in the past month!  Thanks to our great clients for keeping us busy!  Remember, we can turn your grass green 🙂

WP Matterport Shortcode

We’ve written a plugin for WordPress to easily embed Matterport 3D tours in simple galleries.  We use it on this site and thought we’d share.

Description

Embedding a Matterport 3D Tour is quite simple — it’s an IFRAME. Embedding a Matterport 3D tour as an image with a title and a pop-up? Now that’s not so easy.

WPMS can embed a single tour or create a gallery with 2, 3 or 4 columns. The title of your tour and thumbnail are automatically retrieved and cached for quick reload!

Download

https://wordpress.org/plugins/shortcode-gallery-for-matterport-showcase/

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the `/wp-content/plugins/wp-matterport-shortcode` directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the [[matterport]] shortcode within any post or page on your site!

Available Parameters

  • src (required)
    • Either the full URL, or just the tour ID — Separate with commas and you’ve got a gallery!
  • cols
    • 1 (default) – Show tour(s) in single column
    • 2, 3, 4 – Show tour(s) in multiple columns
  • floors
    • NULL (default) – Allow multi-floor feature
    • 0 – Disable multi-floor selection and always show ALL of the model.  Also disables ability to select floor in first person.
  • guides
    • NULL (Default)
    • 0 – Allow paths to be turned off in dollhouse/floorplan when thumbnail selected in highlight reel
  • help
    • NULL (default) – Allow help menu in tour
    • 0 – Hide Help Menu
    • 1 – Automatically show help on tour start
  • start
    • NULL (default) – Zoom in from dollhouse
    • 2 – Start in dollhouse mode
    • 0 – Starts in dollhouse mode, zooms to first person mode, automatically selects a start point and shows tilt fully down.  Why one would use this baffles me.
    • 1 – Start in first person mode (just shows blank tour with interface in current version of Showcase)
    • 3 – Start in floorplan mode (starts zoomed in too far though… might be a deprecated parameter that is no longer supported by showcase)
  • unbranded
    • NULL (default) – Show all details
    • 1 – Hide branding for MLS

Single Tour:

[[matterport src="https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=uKDy9xrMRCi" help="true"]]
or
[[matterport src="uKDy9xrMRCi"]]

Tour Gallery:

[[matterport cols="2" src="https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=uKDy9xrMRCi,https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=wV4vX743ATF"]]

[[matterport cols="2" unbranded="1" src="uKDy9xrMRCi,wV4vX743ATF"]]

Kitchen Sink Example:

[[matterport src="RmpjZdvkcqk" floors="0" help="1" start="3" unbranded="1" guides="0"]]

Start with help menu open, unbranded (MLS style), start in dollhouse view.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I’ve changed the title of my tour in my.matterport.com, but it won’t change on my site!
A: Titles are cached for 24 hours as transient data. I may add a settings page to flush these later.

Q: Can you add Google Maps?
A: WPMS uses OpenGraph to receive the title of your tours from the tags that Matterport provide to Facebook.  I could theoretically parse the my.matterport.com page to pull address information… but that may be unreliable and break down the road. I’m sticking to more solid things at the moment.

Q: I love the lightbox thing.
A: Thanks, it’s Magnific Popup by Dmitry Semenov. Go check out his site. He makes some awesome stuff!
http://dimsemenov.com/plugins/magnific-popup/

Q: I’m already using Magnific Popup on my site and this plugin is causing issues.
A: Whoops.

Q: How do I change the colors and customize this?
A: You could use a bit of CSS.  You probably want to change the title.  Here’s the default CSS:

.wp-matterport-title a { text-align: center; display: block; background: #000; width: 100%; box-sizing: border-box; color: #fff; text-decoration: none; padding: 0 0 5px 0; }

Q: Can you add feature X… Y… Z?
If you think of a good feature, I might be interested. I don’t currently have any plans to add anything else.

screenshot-2 screenshot-1

Changelog

= 1.0 =
* Initial Release.

Historic Davis Building in Downtown Dallas

The Davis Building is an icon of the downtown skyline and has adapted with changing times to meet the needs of Dallas residents for almost a century.  The Davis, originally established as Republic National Bank, has come full circle and now offers a unique take on loft living that is unmatched in style and individuality.

We created a massive portfolio of photos for the soon-to-be-launched new website as well as 3D Matterport tours of the unique apartments!

Model

#209

Fitness Center

Night Photos


See the whole shoot here.

 

New 4,750 SQFT Model Home in Frisco, TX by Landon Homes

It’s always a treat to see the latest home designs from Landon Homes!  Dare I say this is the best one yet?  The Eastwood Collection is massive family home with 5 bedrooms, a media room, a game room and a kids media room!  Perfect home design for a big family living life large!  Their new model is located in the Richwoods master-planned community in Frisco, TX.

McDonald’s Matterport 3D Virtual Tour

We were thrilled to work with Real3DEstates to capture the largest McDonald’s in Texas! Matterport 3D is an excellent tool for architects and developers to capture a walkthrough of a project for internal use. Matterport tours feature a toolbox that allows measurements, generating 3D models and screenshots.

At 7,300 SQFT, the new McDonald’s in Terrell, TX is massive and features its own McCafe counter, seating for hundreds and the state of the art McDonald’s innovations.

Loving it!

Beautiful 4,400 SQFT Home with Dual Grand Stair Entry

The 898 Collection from Landon Homes is the latest in the John R. Landon’s Signature Series of homes. This beautiful stucco exterior home is located in Richwoods, a masterplanned community in Frisco, TX. This elegant home features a beautiful entryway with dual staircases. Take a Matterport 3D tour and view our photo gallery of this stunning home!

Photography at Edge Studio Apartments in San Antonio, TX

As fall approaches, it’s time to schedule your final outdoor photoshoots before the season changes.  At Edge Studio Apartments, we had beautiful blue skies with light fluffy clouds and the best weather since Spring!  Contact us today to schedule a shoot!

See more from Implicity Property Management:
http://www.metroplex360.com/our-clients/implicity-property-management/