Behind the scenes

Pre-visit checklist
We start with an email briefing, explaining that the images cannot be modified post-scan. The system has no facility to make any improvements, or airbrush any weaknesses. We advise our clients to let their staff know well in advance that we are coming, so as to avoid unnecessary disruption.

On arrival
We start with an initial recce. This allows us to plan our scanning route and grid for the best walkthrough experience. We open any doors to ensure a clear walkway, and go through our checklist with the client.

Equipment setup
This is extremely quick. All we need is the camera, tripod, and iPad and we are ready to go.

Scan commences
Each individual snapshot takes about 60 seconds, so including camera moves we can manage approximately 40 per hour. As we go, we are able to check our progress, and mark up windows and mirrors in our app, so that the scan comes back perfectly first time.

Upload
If our client has Wi-Fi onsite, with a fast internet connection behind it, we may be able to upload the model then and there. Otherwise we will upload back at our office.

Add information
Within 24 hours, we usually have the model back. We then add virtual pins, labels and address information if appropriate.

Walkthrough goes live
Here’s an example of the scan we did while the photos above were being taken.