Bert

I'm the former Photosynth Dev Lead, you can reach me at:


bert.molinari@microsoft.com


Stegosaurus_Geozentrum
Stegosaurus_Geozentrum
AustinSlacker (Over 1 year ago)
Wow, this is great!

Col2 (Over 1 year ago)
nicely done..great to have overhead shots!

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Very cool, thanks for sharing! Maybe we should start a new thread in the forums for best dinosaur skeleton synth. I know my son would love to be a judge :)

madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
The place is completely empty! How did you manage that?

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome, really well done. Very nice that you could get above the skeleton and shoot down on it

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Baumwipfelpfad im Bayerischen Wald
Baumwipfelpfad im Bayerischen Wald
Disknecht (Over 1 year ago)
How many photos did you take for this, it's great!

r.doerk-bavaria (Over 1 year ago)
Fantastisches Panorama - Ich kenn den Baumwipfelpfad. Super Arbeit. Thanks for sharing with the world. Duck

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
yes this was done with the iPhone App

conf (Over 1 year ago)
Nicely done indeed! When I try to capture above and below etc it always gets messed up for me. Is this done with the iPhone app?

TheOn3LeftBehind (Over 1 year ago)
Amazing1 I feel like I'm there.

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المسجد النبوي
المسجد النبوي
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Looking at the layout of the building from above (via the Bing Maps link below) really helps give a sense of the space too, well done!

LucAskAng (Over 1 year ago)
really cool

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Martello Tower: Inside & Out
Martello Tower: Inside & Out
dubleelvis (Over 1 year ago)
This is a synth to spend time with very rewarding. a good model of how to get the best out of synthing. quite fun to go up the stairwell look outside then go back down Dubleelvis

CaoKe (Over 1 year ago)
Perfect!

lostinthetriangle (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks Nathanael! looking for some free time as well!

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Lost, I'm surprised that I never commented on this inspiring synth. You certainly challenged me to try larger structures and I'm sure you did the same for others. I wonder if the inner and outer walls could be tightened up by adding a short orbit of the left and right sides of each doorway at minimum and possibly the same treatment of the top of the doorway as well. I know that means more photos which is a problem, but I'd love to see it done. Looking forward to your coming synths when you next have some free time.

lostinthetriangle (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks blaise, I struggled to upload the pictures (out of memory errors) since then the software has been updated so I might retry a large upload again. I also wish I had more time this summer for shooting pictures but have been way to busy. Be glad when things slow down here in the triangle!

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Utrecht, 360, Kruisgang, Pandhof, Dom, Domkerk,St. Maarten
Utrecht, 360, Kruisgang, Pandhof, Dom, Domkerk,St. Maarten
Jason_Short (Over 1 year ago)
Wow, that is SUCH an impressive location and photography job.

fivetimemom (Over 1 year ago)
This is so beautiful! Nice job!

VTurk (Over 1 year ago)
how did you do this?

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Epic!

Stu121223 (Over 1 year ago)
WOW! Awesome Work ;)

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Charles Babbage's DE No. 2 at the Computer History Museum
Charles Babbage's DE No. 2 at the Computer History Museum
Joseph_Joy (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for all the comments! Douglas: we are actually working on integrating panoramas, video, deep zoom, and other visualization technologies on a more comprehensive "exhibit" on the DE2, like the narratives in http://www.digitalnarratives.net. No ETA for that at this time - it's work in progress.

douglas (Over 1 year ago)
The detail is amazing, we need to be able to integrate some video of this actually computing a result, must be impressive to watch in action. Thanks for sharing.

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome job.

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
I just spent 20min examining every nook and cranny on this thing and still can't find the USB port for synching to my phone :) Great work!

K (Over 1 year ago)
wow, i had no idea it included a printer! very nicely done.

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Capela
Capela
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Nicely done...where was this taken?

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Back Yard in the Snow
Back Yard in the Snow
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Is this in the Northeast US?

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Santa Barbara Courthouse Fountain Sculpture Statue
Santa Barbara Courthouse Fountain Sculpture Statue
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
For what it's worth, Ed, I'm glad you went with the full resolution photos on this one. When Photosynth introduces dense reconstruction this synth will shine all the more. If you know someone who has a computer with obscene amounts of RAM, you should try the original photos in Yasutaka Furukawa's PMVS2 by using Henri Astre's PhotosynthToolkit. If you don't have the originals anymore, you can download original resolution copies of the photos with Henri's PhotosynthTileDownloader.

madcomputerscientist (Over 1 year ago)
Great point cloud!

houdan (Over 1 year ago)
very cool. can you add more highlights to this synth?

CliffBreedlove (Over 1 year ago)
very nice

Crosscountry (Over 1 year ago)
That is an incredible point cloud, wow

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goutz
goutz
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Nicely done! It would be great if you could add a geotag to this so we know where it is in the world :)

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Waikiki (from Mount Tantalus)
Waikiki (from Mount Tantalus)
tjharris (Over 1 year ago)
This panorama was photographed from the lookout atop "Round Top", off of Round Top Drive. It is not Mount Tantalus, which is the 1000 foot higher elevation crater to the North-East of this commonly mislabeled site.

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Great panorama, thanks for sharing and geotagging this!

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Moulin Légaré, St-Eustache, Québec
Moulin Légaré, St-Eustache, Québec
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Gorgeous...I love the hint of fall foliage!

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Brookline Panera
Brookline Panera
maxrottersman (Over 1 year ago)
Yes, I just posted another one of the playground next to Zaftigs which I think you'll instantly recognize. I saw your photos of Fenway. My cousin lives there (or used to). My sister lives in Brookline. Sorry these panos aren't better. Having problems with my garage built gear.

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Nice job Max...was this taken in Brookline MA? Asking because I used to live there :)

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Busch Stadium
Busch Stadium
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Nice! Who won the game?

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Downtown Hanover
Downtown Hanover
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Nicely done. Looks great on the maps site too!

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The Square, Palmerston North, New Zealand
The Square, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Very nice! Would be great to have a geotag + alignment on this so it can be showed off on the bing.com/maps/explore site :)

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View from the Pier
View from the Pier
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Based on the images, this would make for a pretty good panorama. If you have a chance, would be interesting to see it as output from ICE, you can find instructions for doing this look here: http://photosynth.net/help.aspx#panoramahelp

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San Francisco Hotel View
San Francisco Hotel View
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Nicely done, which hotel was this taken from?

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edge world
edge world
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Very cool, love the posters on the ceilings...I just spent 5 minutes looking around for band names that I recognize :)

studiolaube (Over 1 year ago)
nice one :)

dyamath (Over 1 year ago)
hello my name is Rafael and I would love to know which program you joined and how those images posted it to this effect to the Photosyn? please take a lot of information already provided the answer to send thank rafaelnti@yahoo.com.br or rafael@designermix.com.br!

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Spectacular!

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Singapore
Singapore
bernardorivas (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome!

don.d.kim (Over 1 year ago)
Another amazing mosaic image. As an aside, Singapore looks like a great place to live if bottles of lager do indeed rain from the sky.

jafa (Over 1 year ago)
My blog post about this is at http://j.mp/psMosaic

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Amazingly cool....thanks for creating and sharing this with us Nigel!!

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View from Nossa Senhora do Monte, Lisboa, Portugal
View from Nossa Senhora do Monte, Lisboa, Portugal
mid-century-woman (Over 1 year ago)
Incredible.

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome job, I love the highlights!

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Ballydehob railway bridge, Ireland
Ballydehob railway bridge, Ireland
jellosoup (Over 1 year ago)
My daughter lives about five minutes from here, and I live 5000 miles from here. We truly live in a small world! Love love!

The.Rev (Over 1 year ago)
pointcloud is amazing! Gives me a idea for a new synth! Thank you!

nutterguy (Over 1 year ago)
Cheers Nathanael!

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
The stonework in this is nothing less than ideal for Photosynth. Wonderful work, NG.

nutterguy (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks David, combination of strong winter sun, nice sky, still lake and my 40D. Love it when a plan comes together! :-D

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Mika And Herself // 3D Magic Trick // Go Game
Mika And Herself // 3D Magic Trick // Go Game
amn.hodge (Over 1 year ago)
You should set this so that the point cloud shows first

MoM_oF_2 (Over 1 year ago)
Spectacular!

EdLee (Over 1 year ago)
eah, the game is called Go (in English), which is shortened from the Japanese name Igo(囲碁), which is borrowed from the Chinese name Wei-qi(圍棋 or 围棋). :)

eah (Over 1 year ago)
wow, i hope to understand the software as well, half as well would satisfy me at this point - the game is a chinese game said to be the most difficult (name escapes me)

Rick (Over 1 year ago)
Yes, a nice combination of techniques, and interesting commentary on different levels.

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Pompei Stadium, Italy
Pompei Stadium, Italy
jparaiso (Over 1 year ago)
great synth. :D

alFaku (Over 1 year ago)
Hey David... thanks again for your comments. We think that we took not so many pictures from the inside... its a shame but anyways it is a good synth... By the way, would you like to see another great transition? visit this Photosynth http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=0a145013-3130-41a6-8dfd-81e10b378c36 its from the first ones we did, it is posted in my other account. We took it in Mexico City ... pay attention to the structure because there is a moment where you can circle around the obelic with the angel on top and suddenly you can get close enough to start watching the street from the inside of the roundabout. Thanks again.

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Spectacular! The way you go in through that tunnel is meomrable. Well done.

alFaku (Over 1 year ago)
Certainly, we are always trying to improve our photosynths. Thanks for visiting and we recomend you to visit us @ www.alfaku.net

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Great synth! I hope that you add some highlights so viewers can 'walk' right into the synth using highlights :-) And a geotag would be great too..thanks for sharing!

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Vinyl Lives! CDs too! Music Yardsale Woodstock NY
Vinyl Lives! CDs too! Music Yardsale Woodstock NY
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
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Long Market Street / Gdansk / Poland
Long Market Street / Gdansk / Poland
Pratibha2010 (Over 1 year ago)
Nice!

racibo (Over 1 year ago)
Great synth but please add right geotag! These pictures were taken on the streets Długa and Długi Targ, not Piwna.

blade182 (Over 1 year ago)
Fantastic pictures!!!

tahrey (Over 1 year ago)
Of course, the "whoaaa!" moment on going through the archway, and suddenly... that. In fact there's a lot of "suddenly" moments - the sundial, the barometer/thermometer (looks like the weather will continue good, if cold ~8'c...) and the young-offender community-service lookin' guys coming to repaint its plinth, the balloon guy... The infants taking a ride on the lion, and the troupe of high-viz-clad junior school kids on a daytrip. Forget-me-not's Swedish (?) Bear & friends The battallion of "rock doves" (flying rats!) mobbing the fountain statue, then showing exactly how tame and fearless they are in a macro moment. Unexpected EXTREME CLOSE UP on a random statue :D The bonus night-time & winter shots, even if some of them don't synth up with the rest of it. And many others I either can't remember or don't want to further spoil! ...just fahhhbulous, dahrling! Looks like a nice - if cold! - place to live.

tahrey (Over 1 year ago)
Waaaaoooww... a very definite FAV so I can show this to (of all people!) my mother later. I think it might give her a weekend trip idea for a start! This is just fantastic, Matt - are you a pro, or just a skilled/lucky amateur? A brilliant subject, very well chosen, and expertly mapped with your camera. Everyone, don't forget to zoom in to catch all the brilliant little details you might otherwise miss (and might even have done so if you were there in person!). The pics seem to be either 2 or 3mpx, so there's scope for reasonable enlargement even at fullscreen on a typical monitor. Then zoom out in other places, fullscreen, for excellent peripheral-vision effects. I've just lost about an hour of my life to this :-) but hey, the plane journey would have been 3x longer. So many favourite bits, they need a second comment.

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Fenway Park 5/24/2010
Fenway Park 5/24/2010
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Too bad they lost :( From the looks of it, these pictures would make a nice panorama if you wanted to try running them through ICE. You can learn more about ICE + uploading to Photosynth.com here: http://photosynth.net/help.aspx#panoramahelp

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Villa Bell 3. Serie, TU Berlin
Villa Bell 3. Serie, TU Berlin
voxelmanufaktur (Over 1 year ago)
Thank you Bert. This is the 3rd Synth of the same Building, but it's the best, so i removed the geotag from the first and added it here. But if you like pointclouds, take also a look at http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=e772aa8c-a589-49f3-932b-c54a4fa4f2db

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
This is fantastic, the point cloud reconstruction looks amazing, especially in top-down view. The only thing that would make it better is a geotag + alignment so we know exactly where it is in the world :)

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Photo360_Team42 - Marina Barrage
Photo360_Team42 - Marina Barrage
renniw (Over 1 year ago)
you guys will win

dotapro2 (Over 1 year ago)
hope you guys win :)

ymin (Over 1 year ago)
zhuzhu2 so cute! zhu is part of your name? good luck for the compe!

kj115 (Over 1 year ago)
good luck

iitloves (Over 1 year ago)
IITLOVES

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Seattle from Somerset Blvd.
Seattle from Somerset Blvd.
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Nice, I know exactly where this was taken :)

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Downtown Bellevue
Downtown Bellevue
Bill (Over 1 year ago)
rawmediastudios: This is stitched with ICE from Microsoft Research. http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/groups/ivm/ice/. Not only does it do a great (and very fast) job of stitching, it's the tool that lets you upload directly to Photosynth. I have several different stitching programs, and ICE is by far the best.

rawmediastudios (Over 1 year ago)
Now thats a good Synth! Still waiting on my Epic Pro. What did you use to stitch?

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Wow Bill. Just wow!

mattu (Over 1 year ago)
Nice one Bill. This came out really well. My Epic arrives today, I'm looking forward to it.

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ROBERTO ANGELICO studio - 360° Zürich
ROBERTO ANGELICO studio - 360° Zürich
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Nicely done! If you're interested in using this panorama to show off the store on the store's website, you can do so via the Embed button at the bottom of the viewer. Thanks for using the technology!

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Noah Snavely, Cornell University
Noah Snavely, Cornell University
Noah (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks, Bert :-)

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Classic.

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Looking good, thanks Noah!

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Mansion House
Mansion House
jamiet (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks Bert. It took me a few attempts to get it just right - hopefully I achieved it!

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Looks great, the top down view is nice and the dive in on the map site is fantastic!

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ION Orchard in the day
ION Orchard in the day
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Very well done, the building looks great and the highlights really help navigate.

TreatAutismNow (Over 1 year ago)
Capturing the buzz at Ion on a beautiful ambient day. Feel I am there wallet in hand - ready to splurge at Dior.Great work!

nikhil9784 (Over 1 year ago)
awesome!!! YTL should pay you for this one.... and hire you for their other projects!!! (now this how hw a RE guy talks :P)

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Inside the h20 Museum
Inside the h20 Museum
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Looking at the photos, this would make a really nice panorama too. There's more info on creating panoramas with Photosynth here: http://photosynth.net/help.aspx#panoramahelp

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Tian Fu Gong
Tian Fu Gong
PK_Trios (Over 1 year ago)
Hi Bert, it is located in Telok Ayer St in Singapore. Is a wonderful temple with a good history. Do visit it.

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Fantastic...where exactly is this?

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Statue of the Virgin Mary with Jesus
Statue of the Virgin Mary with Jesus
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
GREAT job....thanks so much for sharing all the details in both highlights and the description. Surprised me a bit to see that it's a fairly new statue.

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Lakers Grave
Lakers Grave
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Haha, this is awesome....wish I had seen it right after the NBA Finals that year :)

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The Office
The Office
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Nicely done...found your blog via a Twitter mention, good stuff!

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whereRU: Physics Lecture Hall Entrance
whereRU: Physics Lecture Hall Entrance
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
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2010 Winter Olympics: Freestyle Skiing  at Cypress Mountain
2010 Winter Olympics: Freestyle Skiing at Cypress Mountain
waspagan (Over 1 year ago)
I feel like Im there !! Thanks Jess you should have incluced a self-portrait !! lol

robert_sprout (Over 1 year ago)
We have better snow in California. What's the deal, Canada? Great synth, though!

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Great job with the highlights, they really help tell the story!

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome job Jess!

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Tower Records - 01
Tower Records - 01
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Interesting stuff...certainly doesn't look like Tower Records stores I used to go to....is there a story or description that goes with this series of synths?

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The English Beat! Fort lauderdale
The English Beat! Fort lauderdale
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Cool...I have 'I Just Can't Stop It" on vinyl...might have to dust it off!

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Open dag Driehoek Katendrecht 13 feb 2010
Open dag Driehoek Katendrecht 13 feb 2010
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Aardige synth! (I think that's Dutch for nice synth...apologies if I got it wrong, or the description was in fact not written in Dutch!)

douglas (Over 1 year ago)
Nice synth. Mark.

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Old Yankee Stadium
Old Yankee Stadium
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
I remember the summer when Mussina was a free agent and almost signed with the Sox instead of the Yankee (or at least that's what the media told us in Boston, haha). Of course we ended up signing Manny so I can't complain too much!

LowBallJ (Over 1 year ago)
The Yankees won and it was Mike Mussina's last game :'(

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Who won the game? (disclaimer: lifelong Red Sox fan here :) )

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2010 Olympics - M 500m speed skating; RIchmond Olympic Oval
2010 Olympics - M 500m speed skating; RIchmond Olympic Oval
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for sharing this...mystery of the little cups on the ice solved!

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Schloss Benrath / Benrath Palace
Schloss Benrath / Benrath Palace
blueisis (Over 1 year ago)
i love photos and i love lions this is beautifull

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Great stuff, you did a fantastic job of covering the area with images and the details in the description, highlights and geotag make this alot of fun to check out, thanks!

LikeRain (Over 1 year ago)
another synth located at the right side of and behind the palace http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=5955bd35-1f5c-464a-9c83-f0fd022b7fca

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Wall Art/I Spy Game
Wall Art/I Spy Game
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
I've been looking but can't seem to find it (doesn't help when I can't remember much about it other than it being an office with some cool stuff in it, haha)...will ask around and see if I can dig it up for you.

junn.geronimo (Over 1 year ago)
That sounds amazing, I would love to see it if you could find it somewhere. I'm sure that synth had quite the amount of photos...

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
I know we've had at least one synth of an interior with objects that had an I Spy challenge to it, it was an advertising firm that had some very cool/crazy stuff in their office. I always enjoy exploring all the details in those synths that are just jam packed with stuff :)

rainbow_10 (Over 1 year ago)
A magnificent 3D display

junn.geronimo (Over 1 year ago)
Wow cool! Luckily, the great artists who paint this had a great imagination for the random objects found on here, so it made it much easier. I would have liked to do an actual space where things are hidden. Hopefully, I will be able to do something along those lines some time.

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Marriott Marquis Atrium - Atlanta
Marriott Marquis Atrium - Atlanta
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for the pointer to this one....well done!

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