Hudepohl recently recorded a virtual walk-through scan of the Mason Veterans Memorial, something he said is special to him for a personal reason.
“My father was the contractor who helped coordinate the build,” Hudepohl said. “I was a young teen at the time but was eager to help wherever I was needed.”
Establishing the business involved investing in a camera, accessories, insurance, license and software, as well as establishing a limited liability company.
Additional features available to clients include accurate measurements within 1 percent from the 3D scan, CAD ready scans for construction, designers and architects, as well as point cloud scans, which offer the capability for product designers to duplicate any scannable item.
There are multiple large insurance companies that are investing in the technology to implement in property claims, which could significantly reduce the need for property claims adjusters, Hudepohl said.
“It’s a technology I truly believe will change the landscape of a lot of industries,” he said.
The technology, which has been around for only a few years, comes from Silicon Valley-based manufacturer Matterport, Hudepohl said. It was released in that area and slowly made its way out east.
“It can be integrated into Google Maps,” he said. “So if you search (Google for), let’s say, a restaurant, you can have the capability to go in and take a tour.”
To tour new home listings captured by Already Home 3D Photography, visit www.tinyurl.com/alreadyhomecincy. To tour the Mason Veterans Memorial, visit www.tinyurl.com/alreadyhomemason.