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CODE 52643
SEMESTER 1° Semester


The course is practical in nature and aims to make the student skilled and aware, through exercises in the classroom, in the use of computerized methodologies of three-dimensional restitution to be used in the historical-artistic field.

The exercises concern the 3D reconstruction of elements of the interior or exterior of buildings or the 3D reconstruction of parts of the city environment.

The course uses the 3D Studio Max program, used in a professional environment and free for educational purposes.




The course is practical in nature and aims to make the student skilled and aware, through exercises in the classroom, in the use of computerized methodologies of three-dimensional restitution to be used in the historical-artistic field.


The final objective of the course is to provide each student with the knowledge necessary to build a "three-dimensional" environment.

The learner will know how to build a 3D scene.

He will be able to judge which commands to use in 3D Studio max to get the best results.

He will be able to communicate the results of his project by returning the reconstruction and a report where he will specify the steps he has taken to reach the results shown.

Will be able to learn new methods of reconstruction through the composition of the concepts learned.

The achievement of the objectives will be verified with:

  • the 3D construction of an environment chosen by the learner, with difficulties deemed sufficient by the teacher;
  • a report illustrating how the learner came to the results shown
  • an interview with the teacher


Having of a medium-computing power notebook with the Windows operating system.


The course is based on the "learning by doing" methodology. The teacher proposes exercises that are more complex from time to time and learners must reproduce the teacher's actions using their own notebook.

Each exercise is finished and the next is passed when all the learners have finished it.

Classes are held in person. Attendance, although not compulsory, is recommended. No remote learning is available for this course.


The following content is aimed at both attending and non-attending students.

  • Installation of 3d Studio Max
  • Introduction to the use of 3D Studio Max (3DS)
  • Reconstruction of the furnishing elements of an apartment
  • Reconstruction of the walls of an apartment from a plant, insertion of doors and windows
  • Reconstruction of interior furniture
  • Choice of materials for the characterization of reconstructed objects
  • Choice of lights and points of view (cameras) for return
  • Architectural elements
  • Survey of a historical environment 3D reconstruction from relief


It is recommended:
D. Derakhshani, R.L. Derakhshani, Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 Essentials, Sybex 2016.

All books describing the use of 3DStudio max for architecture are valid. To give some examples we cite:

  • 3DS Max per l'architettura di Fabio D'Agnano - 2012 - APOGEO
  • Autodesk 3DS Max 2020. Guida per architetti, progettisti e designer di di Emiliano Segatto, Cristian Sella, Riccardo Morici - 2019 - Tecniche Nuove

The texts are aimed at both attending and non-attending students.




in 1st week of October, 2024



The exam will focus on the work done. It will consist of a presentation by the student, an analysis of the different steps taken and the quality of the final result of 3D rendering.
  • 3D reconstruction of an environment performed in the classroom during lessons
  • 3D reconstruction of an environment and relative rendering
  • Report (in pdf) describing the activities carried out and small historical research of the chosen subject.


Students with disabilities or learning disorders.

Students with disabilities or learning disorders are entitled specific adjustments, provided they upload the relevant certifications and documents on the University's dedicated webpage. See under rubric 'Students'. The documents will be validated by the relevant office within the University (Settore servizi per l’inclusione degli studenti con disabilità e con DSA dell’Ateneo) (

At least 10 days before the exam, students will have to email the instructor, Cc'ing the aforementioned office, as well as the School's deputy for matters concerning students with disabilities and learning disorders ( Please specify the following in your email:

  • name, surname, student number
  • course name and number
  • date of your exam
  • adjustments required

Once the School's representative confirms your eligibility, you will liaise with your instructor to finalize the details. The final decision on what adjustments are acceptable rests with your instructor.

Please note that any request must be sent at least 10 days before your exam, to successfully complete the process in time. Please also note that the mind maps to be used on the day of your exam have to be significantly more concise than those you use when you study.

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The student have to carry out the reconstruction of an element; it could be a monument or a factory. The theme can be proposed by the student or assigned by the teacher.

The reconstruction may require a period of several days, within which the student can ask for clarifications on how to carry out the assigned task. When the student has finished, he introduces himself and explains how he carried out the reconstruction and he is questioned on specific points concerning his theme.

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