Checklist for 3D tour recordings

How to set the scene for your property in the best possible way


Congratulations, you are lucky to have your object photographed for a Matterport 3D tour. If you are not familiar with this technology, then please take a look with this link an example of how great such a 3D tour can look.

To ensure that your 3D tour recording is just as good as you want it to be, we would like to give you a few tips on how you can optimally prepare your object for the 3D tour recording. You can download them here as PDF download.


Before recording | Prepare everything




  • The golden rule. The camera sees everything | Everything that is visible can also be seen later in the 3D tour, comparable to what a person can see moving around the room. And due to technical limitations of the Matterport system, we cannot later correct the 3D tour footage.
  • Clean up. Everything from the view | Please don't just arrange (your personal) things on the shelves, but try to get as much out of view as possible. Place objects such as stationery, letters, magazines or packaging Toy, Clothing, Shoes, Towels, Trash cans, dog bowls, all personal items, etc. in cupboards or sideboards if possible. Please clean everything as if nobody had ever lived or worked there. Fluff up the pillows or pillows and make the beds if necessary. An ordered object just always looks better in photos.
  • Check the lamps | Please ensure that all lights are operational and please replace any missing or non-working light bulbs. A well-lit object always looks better - especially in a 3D tour.
  • Personal | Please remove personal photos. And please remove all of them too personal items that you do not want to see in the 3D tour.
  • Kitchens | Please clean the sink and put away the dishes. Clean the work surfaces and, if necessary, remove appliances such as toasters or washing-up utensils. Let your kitchen shine.
  • Bathrooms and toilets | Please remove your personal items from the bathrooms, i.e. shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, etc. And if possible, please place the good guest towels.
  • Flowers | Fresh flowers always look fantastic.
  • Doubt? | And if you have any doubts, please get out.


outdoor area


  • Clean Lawn | Please ensure a well-groomed, clean lawn. Remove garden tools. Buckets, hoses, sprinklers, bicycles, etc. please put away.
  • Well-kept terraces | Please clean the furniture and open the grill and parasol.
  • garden gnomes | Please hide garden gnomes and other cute decorations.
  • Pool | Please open the cover and check that the pool is clean.
  • last look | Finally, please look around. If there is anything lying around, please put it out of sight.


The day of the recording | The final preparations


  • lamps and | First, please turn on all interior lights.
  • blinds on | Please open the blinds and curtains.
  • cars away | Please remove your vehicles from the entrance or driveway, out of sight if possible.
  • Pets | If you have pets, please take them to a safe place.
  • Get busy | Once you've got your home in cinematic condition, please find something to keep you occupied while you're shooting so you don't get in the way of the photographer.
  • One Last Tip | Keep your valuables in a safe and out of sight place. With a 3D virtual tour, you will have a lot of people walking around the object virtually.


And if you have any questions, please contact

Professional photography can help sell an item faster or trigger that crucial click. With a little preparation, you can make your object shine in the best light. Please take some time, prepare everything and it will pay off for you in the end.