Microsoft has a free program that allows you to create three dimensional views of your environment from a series of photos you upload.
The style of view is controlled by how you take the photos and then control the synthesizing process. They call these views the spin, panorama, wall, and the walk.
You can check out some really cool results and find out all you need to know to begin creating your own synths by going to
The link below will take you to my first attempt at using Photosynth. It’s a 360-degree panorama of my cluttered computer room. I used 21 images for this synth. To stop the spinning, click on the image, and then drag your mouse around at your leisure.
I plan to try other techniques, for example, the walk. The site includes a detailed user guide. I’m also going to revisit the iPad app.
TRy it out and let me know what you think by leaving a comment.