Sharing individual Matterport VR Spaces has never been easier thanks to our new Matterport CoreVR offering. By simply pressing the new VR button on either 3D Showcase for iOS or via Matterport 3D Showcase on the web, you can access your Matterport Spaces in immersive virtual reality with ease. Just install the Matterport VR app for either Google Cardboard for Android, Cardboard for iOS, or Gear VR then open the Space using the VR button in 3D Showcase on your supported smartphone. (For more information on getting starting with Matterport VR, see our Support Website)
But what if you want to share more than one Space? What if – for an important client meeting or presentation – you wanted to share two Spaces? Or three or ten? Would you send 10 different links, one for each location?
You could… However, there is a better way: Matterport VR Collections.
Matterport VR Collections are a simple way to share multiple VR Spaces with your clients using a single link or QR code. By scanning the QR code, or clicking the link, you can access up to 70* Spaces!
*While this is the maximum number of Spaces allowed in a collection, we have not fully tested that many spaces at one time. As a user, it may be difficult or time consuming to flip through 10 pages of Spaces; so use with caution.
How to access Matterport VR Collections
A Matterport VR Collection works in much of the same way as a traditional Matterport VR link or QR code. You can use them to impress current and future clients to build a complete and curated VR experience. Clicking on the VR Collections link from your phone or scanning the VR Collection QR code will launch our Matterport VR app and bring you into the VR Collection About Panel. Hold the gaze cursor over the Launch button to enter into the VR Collection and see the Spaces that are a part of the VR Collection.
Spaces in a VR Collection are displayed in groups of seven. If you have more than seven ,use the left and right arrow buttons to flip through the different pages. Beyond that, a Matterport VR Collection link works differently than a standard Matterport VR link.
When you use a VR Collection to launch our Matterport VR app, the app will hide any other Spaces you have already downloaded, including Gallery Spaces, and only show the Spaces that are a part of the VR Collection.
This can be extremely useful for trade shows or other presentations!
By launching the app using a VR Collection you can ensure that users are only able to view the Spaces you want them to. They cannot view other content they may have previously downloaded, allowing you to organize their experience as you see fit. In order to access the other content again, they simply need to completely close (not just switch out and then back in) and then restart the Matterport VR app.
Additionally, unlike a traditional VR link, VR Collections do not automatically download all of the Spaces in the Collection. Instead your viewers can pick and chose which Spaces they want to download making the experience more customized. If they do want to download a large number of Spaces, they can queue up as many as they would like and they will download one at a time as long as the Matterport VR app is active.
Spaces downloaded using a VR Collection will not appear in your “Shared With Me” folder. If you open and explore the Space in VR, it will appear in your “Recently Viewed” folder. But in order to have access to the Spaces in VR Collections that were downloaded but not viewed, you will need to relaunch the Matterport VR app using the same VR Collection link or QR code. In future versions of the Matterport VR app, we are looking to include a way of saving VR Collections within the app so you can access them again without clicking on the link or scanning a QR code. This functionality is currently still in development.