Can I create virtual tours with Canvas?
The Short Answer
Canvas was purpose-built to scan homes and apartments to measure, revisit or pay to convert into design-ready CAD files and is not designed for creating virtual tours.
The Long Answer
Canvas scans can be colorized for free and used for revisiting a space digitally but the colorized scans are not intended to be photorealistic. You can view, annotate, measure, or share your scans. Our 3D Web Viewer provides a way to view your scans from any device and browser.
If you want to use Canvas for showing off a space digitally, you have three options:
- The original scan
This is available as soon as you complete your scan, and can be exported or colorized for free.
- The colorized scan
Free for any scan and can be exported or shared with the 3D Web Viewer.
- The CAD file from Scan To CAD
This is a typical result from our Scan To CAD service for a home scanned with Canvas, which starts at $0.10/sqft. It is a “blank slate” of the space, which can also be used to show off a space or provide context about its contents, but is most useful for measurements, creating 2D plans, or redesigning the space virtually.Overall, if your goal is creating marketing imagery to sell a property, you may want to investigate other tools, like 360-degree cameras, which are specifically built for this purpose. However, if your goal is capturing a 3D model to measure, redesign, or revisit for internal collaboration, it will likely do the job well!
Below is an example of our 3D Web Viewer with each output:
You can learn more about how to use the 3D Web Viewer here: What is the Canvas Web Viewer and how do I use it?