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    Brett Turner
    Brett Turner
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    Hey everyone,

    I’m Brett and have just joined the forum. I do property marketing here in Australia and after some advise on the best software to use for virtual reality tours using 360 photography. I’ve had a look around and 3D Vista seams the best to me. Does anyone already provide virtual tours to the real estate market? And if so what do they use (software & equipment)? Please.


    Francisco Toledo
    Forum Member

    Check Matterport.com I use it in Brazil and is widely known in the US already. Let us know your impressions.


    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    ptgui or kolor autopano for panorama stitching, and krpano, pano2vr, and kolor panotour for 360° virtual tours are the most common software choices of our members

    you can find a list of hardware and software recommendations and tutorials here –



    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    Brett Turner
    Brett Turner
    Forum Member

    Hey Francisco,

    Thanks for that. I have seen the matterport camera and what it does, I really like it but doesn’t have the details as 360 photography has. I am looking for something I can start doing now with the outlay for the matterport camera. I will more than likely end up buy this camera lol


    Brett Turner
    Brett Turner
    Forum Member

    Hey Sam,

    Thank you for the information on the VR tours. Have you heard any reports on the 3D Vista Pro Software? Is it any good?



    Craig Godfrey
    Forum Member

    You might want to try roundme.com . You build your virtual world online, connecting each panorama using “portal icons”. You can also embed pictures, audio, video. etc. using info icons, more popularly known as hotspots. No virtual world software is needed, or need to convert it to flash or html5.

    Craig Godfrey

    Photographer and Virtual World Creator
    Victory Virtual Tours / Berks and Beyond 360 Marketing


    Frank Cornfield
    Forum Member

    Is roundme.com really a solution for professional use?

    J.C. Ramalho
    J.C. Ramalho
    IVRPA Professional Member

    Dear Brett, for me, the best set of equipment and software, is the one that meets our need to execute our projects. I live in Joinville, South of Brazil, and work in the real estate market, recording Tours 360 of properties for sale. My tools are relatively simple compared to more sophisticated ones, but I repeat, it perfectly suits my purposes.

    Equipments available in https://www.bhphotovideo.com/
    * Body SONY a6000 = ILCE6000/B;
    * Lens SAMYANG 7.5mm = SY75MFT-B;
    * Replaces Lens E-Mount = FDX-TOUGH-EMOUNT-LT;
    * WI-FI VELLO Remote Shutter = RWII-S2;
    Equipments available in http://shop.nodalninja.com/
    * F6228;
    * F6120V;
    * F3140;
    Equipament available in Aliexpress https://goo.gl/ZEJoEq
    * Tripod QINGZHUANGSHIDAI = Q1000C;

    For Aerial PANOS:
    * Drone DJI PHANTOM 4 with APP LITCHI;

    * Adobe LightRoom;
    * PTGui PRO;
    * KRPano;
    * Adobe Photoshop;
    * PanoTour PRO.

    See some of my works in: http://zaer360.com.br/

    This is my first post here in the forum, I apologize to the experts if I was very detailed.

    Happy New Year to all with their families,
    and that 2017 is a lot of PEACE and a lot of WORK for all of us.

    RAMALHO, José Carlos
    ZAER Imagens Aéreas Ltda.
    +55 47 3028 3848
    +55 47 99712 8008



    Ron Burgundy
    Forum Member


    For those looking for an alternative to Matterport, I have developed a software that allows you to create Matterport-like tours without a specialized camera. All you need is a 360 degree camera like the Samsung Gear 360. We can even do it with some DSLR cameras, but it requires a little more skill from the photographer. We are looking for early users and can offer it for free if you can submit high quality captures that we can learn from.

    Check out my site – http://www.patchworkvr.com and email me at mc@patchworkvr.com if you are interested.

    J.C. Ramalho
    J.C. Ramalho
    IVRPA Professional Member

    Hello guys,
    Our work has won a new home. I invite everyone to visit them. http://zaer360.com.br/
    I am coming to the public to thank Mario Carvajal of Colombia for his professionalism, offering free tutorials to create 360 ​​panoramas on his youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuO1xux3iL813LIUPNenppQ .
    Thank you so much for everything.

    Jose Carlos, from JOINVILLE, SC – South Brazil


    Forum Member

    Hey guys,

    This might help – EYESPY360 specialise in Real Estate Virtual Tours and have recently launched their Freemium model, so you can create free and unlimited tours with your 360-degree images really quickly and easily. Then once you publish your tour you get an iFrame Embed code and a URL so you can post your tour to your website or share the URL on social media and other websites.

    Give it a go! http://www.eyespy360.com


    Xavier Rodriguez
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    Hi, I am new, I am From Ecuador, I’m trying to do virtual tours for Real State companies, is really hard because the people here try not to invest almost nothing and sell a lot, so the real state companies don’t want to invest in virtual tours.

    How much does a virtual tour cost? made it with a ricoh theta S camera and then uploaded to http://www.youvisit.com, how can you monetize your work?

    Thank you very much for your tips.

    pd: my website is http://www.viviendas360.com

    Forum Member

    Hi Xavier,

    EYESPY360 http://www.eyespy360.com have a Freemium option which will allow you to create free and unlimited tours for your clients.

    However, if these Real Estate companies want to white label their tours with their own branding, we have Pro Plans which start at $34.99 a month for 10 published tours.

    Please feel free to get in touch for more details.

    Call us for free on 0800 999 5360 or email me at rebecca@eyespy360.com

    Shawn Choi
    Shawn Choi
    Forum Member

    You can try Cupix to create virtual tours. If you already have a 360 camera, that’s all you need to create true-to-life, very immersive virtual walkthrough to show around your properties.
    It’s still open beta and feel free to try it for yourself.
    Whatever created during the beta service will remain yours even after our commercial launch.

    If you need more details, feel free to contact us at info@cupix.com

    Jennie Ross
    Jennie Ross
    IVRPA Sponsor Member

    You might also want to try MLS-Delivery.com, simple fast and easy to use it provides a low-cost solution for Real Estate Photographers. 360°, Video, and Stills Immersive UNBRANDED Real Estate tours for syndication on the web

    Jennie, The Happiness Wrangler


    Jesse Casman
    Forum Member

    The previous post mentioned MLS-Deliver.com. Their intro video has good specifics on using a 360° camera (in this case a RICOH THETA, but I believe the techniques apply more generally to real estate and 360° photography).

    Short write up here: https://community.theta360.guide/t/ricoh-theta-for-real-estate-photography/2405

    Direct link to video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBkdFcaziME


    Ara Parikh
    Forum Member

    The OmniVirt VR Player with interactive hotspots has been used by many property marketers for their Virtual Tours.

    It’s easy to use:
    -upload your 360 photos
    -link them together using hotspots to create your tour (you simply select where on the photo you want a hotspot. For example, place one on a door to indicate to a user to head to the next room)

    Some other helpful links with tour examples:

    IVRPA Sponsor Member

    Check out Kuula, it’s is a FAST and EASY way to build virtual tours.

    You can link your 360 photos, add hotspots with text, images or videos, or simply just add text to your 360 captures, in minutes!

    You can also embed them easily on other websites (example). Watch the video to see how easy it is, read the tutorial and let us know at contact@kuula.co if you have any questions :)

    IVRPA Sponsor Member

    Dear Brett,

    Theasys is a powerful platform for creating 360° virtual tours online. The panorama linking procedure is super fast and easy, while many tools offer you the ability to add hotspots, images, videos, info panels, sounds, etc or even live enhance your panoramic images.

    And the best of all, Theasys is offered absolutely free of charge. You can try it here Theasys.io.


    pawan kalyan
    Forum Member

    Useful post learned many things about real estate photo editing , it will be easy for me to use those tips in my work, thanks.


    Xavier Rodriguez
    Forum Member

    I have been used a lot of web site to build virtual tours, like:

    RoundMe, Kuula, youvisit.com, easypano and theasys.io

    RoundMe have a cool thing, that you can pay a pro embed one time and you have the tour for life, but has no variety in hotspots.

    Kuula as RoundMe in their pro accounts option, has cool stuff but those are gone the moment you don’t pay the pro account.

    easypano and youvisit.com has no cool hotspot and has no transitions, but its free.

    But the coolest and the best website I have ever seen, its theasys.io and Its free, it has so many things, so many options that I don’t even know how to used yet, always there is something new you can try, I can put my loco as a nadir so quickly and with one clic put it to all panoramas, also add an spin option and link it to my website, the transitions are cool and the hotspot too, you just have to try it. There is a help button so you can look for anything you need a little help.

    Let me say something about Matterport, it is the most expensive cool thing but it not worthy. why? I will tell you why. the cost of production. You have to buy a 3,000 dollar scanner (because is not a camera), then a 150 dollar tripod, then an ipad pro (because if you don’t have it you can’t use matterport), then you have to pay monthly at least 40 dollars, for 100 models (each model of 200 spaces, that is not a lot by the way), then, for each model you have to pay 29 dollars or 19 dollar all depend which scanner you bought, if you have a job for more that a 200 spaces, matterport does not take responsibility if the 3d model is not fine.

    Saying that, and making focus group of normal people, not photography masters, they are very cool with shoots took it with ricoh theta V and the virtual tour made it on theasys.io, they love it.

    So, you don’t need an expensive camera to achieve your goal, you only have to learn how people can see your work.

    Sorry photographers, but your cameras for virtual tour are not necessaries, are pretty cool, but not necessary. (hey, it just my opinion)

    thanks for sharing.

    Econ. Xavier Rodriguez


    ingo pless
    ingo pless
    Forum Member

    Good points Xavier.


    Xavier Rodriguez
    Forum Member

    Hi, I do, and I think that http://www.theasys.io is better that 3d vista, see my post when I compare other websites.

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