- Virtually staging a tour requires virtually staging individual panoramas in a tour. E.g.: If a tour you scanned has 20 points in the tour and you would like the full tour staged, you will need to stage all 20 points.
- Virtual staging is priced per panorama and can be fulfilled by third-party vendors. GeoCV recommends BoxBrownie as our preferred vendor and partner to specialize in this specific product offering.
- Virtually staging a tour can be achieved in a fully automated fashion through the Tour Editor. The final product will result in a permanently staged tour. There will be no “Virtually Staged” toggle button on the top right of the tour viewer.
- By permanently staging a tour, you will be replacing original panoramas of the tour with newly staged panoramas.
- By replacing original panoramas with virtually staged panoramas, the newly added furniture in the scene will be projected onto the tour model in 3D Mode. E.g.: The textures will be projected on the walls and floors depending on the staging.
- The 3D model will not be staged (no 3D furniture/objects). Only the panoramas in the Walking Mode will be staged.
Virtual staging a virtual tour is possible for unfurnished and furnished spaces alike. The possibilities are extensive and all depend on the available budget to support the amount of post-processing necessary.
Virtual staging a tour will follow one of these two simplified workflows:
- Unfurnished property
Scan property > Upload & Process > Select & download panoramas to virtually stage > virtually stage panoramas > upload back into tour (reprocessing)
- Furnished property
Scan property > Upload & Process > Select & download panoramas to virtually stage > provide panoramas to editor to clean scene > virtually stage panoramas > upload back into tour (reprocessing)
Step 1: Extracting panoramas
To begin virtually staging a tour, you must first select the panoramas you wish to have staged from a tour and download them in Tour Editor. You can choose to stage a portion of the tour or stage all points within a tour.
Step 2: Staging
Once you have your panoramas downloaded and selected, you can now provide these images to your virtual staging vendor. You will work directly with your vendor to select the furniture style and make sure the finalized image fits your needs. It is important that your vendor has experience staging for 3D tour integration as it will be important to keep the consistency of furniture placement as you transition from point to point.
Step 3: Reprocessing
Once you have received your virtually staged panoramas, it is time to upload them back into the tour. To do this, you will access the same tour in Tour Editor and open the “Reprocessing” tab.
In the Panoramas field, you will drag and drop the staged panoramas into this box.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the filename of the staged panorama(s) is the same as the original panorama filename. Do not change the name or add to the filename as it will not be accepted.
Once all the panoramas are added to the field, you can now click the “Start Reprocessing” button to begin uploading the new panoramas back into the tour.
After your tour has finished reprocessing all the newly staged panoramas will now be visible in your tour in the Walking Mode.