Preparing for a 3D Scan

Clean Up

Rule of thumb - How you view a room is how it will be featured in the 3D tour. In order for us to deliver the greatest results, it is important your property is clean and tidy.

Anyone who has ever had a listing professionally photographed is well aware that quite often there are a good number of items behind the camera that were once in front of the camera.

Restated, most real estate professionals have moved items out of the camera angle to get the right photo shot, and sometimes more than we care to disclose. With the 3-D technology, this is harder to accomplish because they scan the entire room from multiple angles.

The golden rule here is to declutter the entire home prior to filming. Then stand at several points in each room and do a 360-degree turn while looking for things that might look out of place. With a still photo, items can be tucked out of sight of the camera angle, but with an entire room scan, there is no hiding.

Items to be removed:

- Washing baskets
- Toys
- Shoes on the floor
- Magazines
- TV remotes
- Valuables
- Remove all un-styled elements (e.g. shampoos, razors, etc.)
- Close toilet seats
- Pets/animals removed or restrained
- Do not hide items - remove them from the room

These objects add unnecessary clutter to your property, which is reflected in your 3D tour. If you would prefer a room not to be featured in the 3D tour, please remember that we cannot add it in at a later date and may affect your overall scan and finished product.

Personal items are a factor to consider. If your seller is a private person or family, the personal items need to go. That pretty wedding photo that sits on the shelves, if you don’t what it seen in your house tour, then you should get it out of the room.

When the 3-D technology scans the entire room, it will pick up on everything in the room, personal effects included.


Windows: Clean them. Clean windows can have a significant effect on making a home look clean and well-cared for, and they also have a huge impact on photography. Dirty windows show up in still pictures, and they will certainly show up on a whole-house scan.

Clean windows are especially vital if your home has a great view that you are trying to capture in your shots. This clean standard also applies to all glass surfaces and mirrors in the home.

Clean the house like no one ever lived there. A clean home just comes out better in photography. And with today’s high-resolution cameras, every spec of dust will show in the photos — and 3-D scans only amplify this.

If a prospect is walking through your 3-D virtual tour where they can pan up, down and sideways, he or she will surely see a dust bunny collection. And the last time I checked, dust bunnies are not big selling points — kill ’em.

Overall Presentation

The most effective method to showcase your property is achieved by presenting your furniture, floorboards, and fixtures as you would for an open inspection. Please ensure the list below is completed prior to our 3D technician arriving on the day for the greatest results.

- House lights and lamps on
- Curtains and blinds open
- All internal doors open

A well-lit home always shows better it certainly photographs better and even more so with the 3-D technology.

Stay out of sight

Our 3D scanners rotate 360 degrees unlike traditional cameras, and captures everything it sees (if you can see the scanner it can definitely see you). We ask that any residents present on the day cooperate with the 3D technicians to help them deliver the greatest results.

If there are small children present, please ensure they are supervised during the 3D scan process. It is crucial that you inform the 3D technician immediately if you or anyone has walked past the 3D scanner. We are unable to delete or remove any images once the 3D technician has left your property.

If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to email: or call 0428 909 439.