A slam dunk for the BLK360 and Matterport Capture

The integration between the Leica Geosystems BLK360 and the Matterport platform is relevant to a wide variety of industries, especially in the residential and commercial real estate as well as AEC markets. For example, in commercial real estate you can engage decision makers and add critical value to the buying/leasing process with dimensionally accurate 3D walkthroughs.

The partnership between Leica Geosystems and Matterport is focused on integrating the Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner and Matterport’s cloud-based platform, combining the power of the BLK360 and the simplicity of the Matterport cloud platform. The interoperability of the BLK360 and Matterport's reality capture platform provides users an easy-to-use solution that can be used by anyone, anywhere, bringing a new means of delivering immersive 3D content.

CR Kennedy Building Construction in partnership with 360Victoria set out to demonstrate the integration of this technology recently, with the capture of the Basketball Victoria Knox Basketball Centre.

The BLK360 was used to capture externals in direct sunlight, as well as the larger spaces within the stadium. The results speak for themselves.

Scanning commenced in the mid morning for the externals with the BLK360 and continued into the interior spaces using a combination of both instruments.

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The blue circles indicate a Matterport Pro2 camera, and the green squares the BLK360 scanner.


Matterport then provide the Matterpak for the space (usual cost US$49), which contained both .OBJ files and .XYZ point clouds.

You can download a complete copy of the Matterpak at this link.


The point cloud file was processed in Autodesk Recap Pro and maintained both the rich imagery (RGB) and 3D point data.

You can download a complete copy of the Autodesk Recap project at this link.




CK Kennedy Building Construction would like to thanks Mark Berends from 360Victoria and Matterport for the provision of the Matterpak, as well as Basketball Victoria for allowing up to publish their site.





“As space-as-a-service becomes the mantra for the real estate industry, real estate developers, property owners, space planners and agents need a streamlined way to digitise their offerings,” said Hexagon’s Geosystems Executive Vice-President Ken Mooyman. “With Hexagon’s expertise in 3D reality capture, combined with Matterport’s computer vision capabilities, real estate and AEC professionals can now access the high-quality content needed to create digital realities of real-world spaces from anywhere in the world.”

“By partnering with forward-thinking companies like Leica Geosystems, we are furthering our mission to democratise immersive 3D technology, making it easy for anyone to capture and distribute high-quality virtual experiences,” stated Matterport CEO Bill Brown. “A broader set of customers will now be able to easily harness Matterport’s powerful media platform, giving them more options for reality capture solutions and significantly aiding in the decision-making process throughout a property’s lifecycle. We’re excited to help these professionals enhance their offerings with our technology.”


> More information about the Leica BLK360

> More information about Matterport

About Matterport

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Matterport delivers True3D™ models of the physical world with its innovative, end-to-end platform for capturing and modifying digital copies of real-world places. The company uses proprietary machine vision technologies and deep learning algorithms to enhance the 3D experience. Matterport's cameras and Cloud Services make it quick and easy to turn real-world places into immersive virtual experiences. Matterport customers have produced over one million 3D spaces across 90 countries; these spaces have been visited nearly 400 million times online. More information about Matterport is available at  www.matterport.com.

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right 
Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for nearly 200 years, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, creates complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for premium products and innovative solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as aerospace and defence, safety and security, construction, and manufacturing, trust Leica Geosystems for all their geospatial needs. With precise and accurate instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world.

Hexagon is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE). Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 18,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.5bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

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