I prefer iGUIDE hands-down. It’s more pieces of the puzzle, where Matterport is just 1 or 2 pieces of the puzzle. Matterport charges more for features. I know they just introduced compatibility with small-format 360 cameras, like the Ricoh Theta and the like.
Then only comparison I find misleading is that “Occlusion” is a problem with iGUIDE tours. Matterport tours do not permit transporting through walls where iGUIDE tours do. While this may be an asset on the Floor Plan side, with the ability to select a target and go, on the 3D Visual side it can be confusing to click somewhere in the kitchen or from outside only to arrive in the master bathroom or a walk-in closet.
Several solutions can be considered, although it’s likely that none will. one solution could be the ablility to link specific views with specific targets (i.e. An outside shot connected to other outside shots and the Foyer entry, or garage entry, or back door entry, etc.) or alternatively disabling specific targets from access from specific targets; another could be to make the interface work only with visible targets, meaning we would have to include small hallways to connect rooms, and have to back-track to see other areas of the space. A third solution would be ideal, to have occlusion added as a Portal Feature Option in the general settings to add a checkbox for “Occlusion Rules” - that would give stronger flexibility in both directions and of course mean that any iGUIDE you would want to work with occlusion would have to show some scans that may not add value to the experience.
I read somewhere that the cap on Matterport scans is up to 10,000SqFt per project.
One website says this about the two (obviously written by a Matterport fan):
iGuide, from the company Planitar, is similar to Matterport in that it comes with a camera rather than using an off-the-shelf one. The cost is also similar.
iGuide can capture tour data more quickly than Matterport can, but uses less data to upload. Unlike Matterport, you can scan as many times per project as you need to. However, a few of the features Matterport offers are missing from Planitar’s product, including the ability to add information tags and create hotspots.
iGuide also does not have occlusion, which prevents viewers from walking through walls and similar obstacles, making for a more realistic experience. It’s not compatible with virtual-reality devices, but it does offer photo gallery capabilities and a schematic floor plan at no extra charge.
Information Tags and HotSpots (with pop-up photos/ info) would add tremendous value to our commercial market, and a good deal of value to the real estate market.