A 3D virtual tour is a powerful marketing tool for real estate agents. In the past, creating virtual home tours and interactive floor plans was a labour-intensive, time-consuming process for the real estate photographer. But now, thanks to iGUIDE, it can be done both quickly and accurately. If you are a real estate photographer, you’re probably wondering, “How long does it take to map a space using the iGUIDE camera system?” The answer to that question is: about one minute per panorama or scan point. The iGUIDE camera system measures and photographs at the same time so, while creating the panoramas, you’re also measuring the space. So what that means is that, by the end of your shoot, You will have all the data that’s required for the property to be drafted and turned into an interactive 3D real estate virtual tour. This is a time lapse video of the camera system being used with a smart device to capture the entire space in 10 panoramas. 10 panoramas took about 10 minutes to take. If the property were larger, requiring 20 panoramas, shooting might take about 20 minutes.
The total time also includes the time required to walk from one position to the next. In the video, you’ll see the raw data within moments. Each dot represents a place where the camera was positioned for a panorama. So, if we’re going to answer the question, “How long does it take to map a space?” we need to know how big the space is. In general, it’s going to take about one minute per panorama. The iGUIDE mapping system allows you to map a property quickly and easily, and minimize disruption to the homeowner. You should also have lots of time left over to create still pictures, video, or to go map another property.