Whether your profession is architecture, engineering, construction, 3D development or VR enthusiast, Matterport can provide the data files you need to succeed.

When a venue is scanned using Matterport, 2D and 3D data are captured to produce a variety of outputs.  This section is dedicated to the specialized output files that professionals need for their projects.  This includes colorized point clouds, high resolution floor plan images, reflected ceiling plan images and 3D mesh files.

Below, these specialized files are explained in more detail.

3D Mesh file (.OBJ)

  • Matterport combines 3D depth data with 2D visual data to create a textured 3D mesh that is the OBJ file.  We sample the OBJ file to create the Dollhouse View in the 3D showcase
  • An OBJ file is not necessary for most users.  Architects, Engineers, Construction supervisors, 3D developers and VR enthusiasts can use the OBJ file to kick start their projects with a 3D model of a real-world place
  • To open, we recommend Maya, 3D Studio Max or Meshlab.  For Maya, you may need to convert the OBJ into an FBX file.  If you prefer SketchUP, you will need a plug-in to import OBJ objects
  • Our OBJ files have a scale of 1 unit = 1 meter.  You may need to update the scale setting in your 3D software after loading


Colorized Point Cloud

  • Open in AutoCAD, ReCap or Fevit and jump-start your as-built designs
  • Fully automatic point cloud registration of all sweeps (setups)
  • Colorized based on the 360 degree panorama imagery
  • Accurate to within 1-2% of reality

High Resolution Floor Plan Image

  • Get a quick top-down view of the job site and everything inside it
  • Use AutoCAD as a tracing element or open in Maya, 3Ds Max or other 3D software
  • The floor plan is just a unique, orthogonal view of the 3D mesh.  Create your own views/slices of the 3D mesh by manipulating the OBJ file yourself
High Res Floor plan sample.jpg

Reflected ceiling plan sample.jpg

Reflected Ceiling Plan Image

  • Same as the high resolution floor plans, but a quick vertical view of everything on the ceiling
  • See ventilation shafts, wiring, plumbing, insulation and more