Here's a technique to extract a 2-D image from your synth - maybe from a synthetic viewpoint - and create a semirealistic scene, with a cool mosaic texture. The sample is a sea cliff at Torrey Pines State Reserve, north of San Diego: http://bit.ly/1dAHsP
Photosynth this is from: http://bit.ly/1lYgyB
How it's done: (1) hit P to turn off the photos. (2)Reposition/rotate the point cloud to the desired view (I recommend the DirectX viewer, but it's optional), (3) hit alt-PrtScn to capture the screen, (4) paste into photoshop, (5) select filter/Other/Maximum, (6) adjust radius, I used about 3, and apply. The points are converted to squares, that retain some of the original color from the scene.
If you try this, Please Reply!!!!