Take a 3D Tour of the SCG Offices With the Magic of Matterport

Written by Matt on March 31, 2017


We used cutting-edge Matterport 3D camera technology to create a virtual tour of our offices – and we can offer the same for your facility.

We’re quite proud of our offices and the magnificent view of Minneapolis we get from the 41st floor of the Mithun Tower. Now, if it’s been a while since you visited, or you haven’t yet made the trek, you can experience it for yourself. This three-dimensional rendering of our offices was created by our partners at Distinctive Properties of  Minnesota. Distinctive Properties, which transitioned to a digital content firm focused on real estate after starting as a print magazine in 2004, uses a high-end Matterport 3D Pro camera to create immersive online spaces that give potential tenants or buyers the ability to do a “walkthrough” of a property without leaving their home or office.

SCG has a close tie with Distinctive Properties; the company is run by Robert and Chris Pederson, father and brother to our own Senior Developer and Designer Ryan Pederson, who also serves as our in-house photographer and videographer. Ryan worked with Distinctive Properties to coordinate the 3D scan of our offices. Here’s Robert Pederson on the technology and process:

“The camera itself has nine lenses capturing both 2D and 3D images – it uses infrared technology capturing high definition images,” said Pederson. “It takes about 40 minutes to ‘scan’ 1,000 square feet. All the Matterport Spaces captured are processed, organized, and hosted in Matterport Cloud for easy access wherever you are. Three dimensional spaces are the most immersive way to experience real-world places, whether you’re on a traditional browser or using a VR headset. Matterport Spaces are more immersive and engaging. You get a total sense of presence – the cognitive sense of physically being in a place.”

We hope you enjoy this view into our world. This is exciting technology that our web team can’t wait to integrate into future projects. If you’d like to find out how we can make 3D work for your site, contact us today.