I Made A New Friend!

One limitation of the Matterport camera is that direct sunlight interferes with its infrared sensor, making outdoor 3D capture very challenging - and at times downright impossible. The Leica BLK360 laser scanner handles bright light well and covers large, empty spaces efficiently. But its long scan times make it impractical for furnished interiors.  

Last year Matterport began testing Leica BLK360 integration, so that scan data from both devices can be combined into one single 3D model. The beta program is now open to the public and I signed up today. I also took a trip to Kuker-Ranken, a local Leica distributor, to gets some hands-on instruction on using the BLK. Stay tuned... you may soon be seeing more of the outdoors in my tours!