Create custom environment maps with Photosynth, SynthExport and Image Composite Editor

It’s time for a quick tutorial! Today I want to show you how to create custom environment maps you can use for your 3d scenes, just using your smartphone and the Photosynth app! Than we will see how to obtain many other hdrs from the Photosynth website just using a couple of free softwares. Let’s get started!

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New page, new domain, new stuff coming


I’m in the process of moving my personal webpage on a fresh new account, with improved usability, more updated functionalities and new stuff I’m making. In few days this dotsandshadows address will come back to the initial state. I will use it as is in the upcoming months untill the fresh new page is ready to replace it.


When the site refresh will be complete I will update it more often with news, new projects, freebies and maybe also some tutorial…so stay tuned for it!

Patchwork tiles


Patchwork tiles

For a ceramic design exam i had to project some wall tiles. That’s the result! I’m pretty happy about it and I wanna share it with you all.

In the next days I will continue posting some old work like this one. I’m in the hard time of learning all I need for the interactive 3d experience I’m looking for, so…be patient and you will see as soon as possible the improvements! 😉

Per un esame di progettazione ceramica ho dovuto progettare un sistema di piastrelle da parete. Questo è il risultato!

Nei prossimi giorni continuerò postando qualche vecchio lavoro come questo. Sono nel difficile periodo di apprendimento per assimilare tutto quello che serve per l’esperienza interattiva 3d che ho in mente, quindi … abbiate pazienza e vedrete al più presto i risultati! 😉

Living North


A living room render made with 3ds max and Vray. I started modeling the space and the forniture inspired by my living room, but in the end it came out with this “scandinavian feeling” that I liked a lot.

Un soggiorno renderizzato con 3ds max e Vray. Ho iniziato a modellare lo spazio e l’arredamento ispirandomi a casa mia, ma alla fine è venuto fuori un “angolo Ikea” molto poco italiano.