Dario Passariello is Head of 3D and training at Digital 3D srl and he was teacher at ANFE Regional Sicily for courses funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) from 2005 to 2015, in Palermo Italy, where he lives and works. Since 1999, he's been a
trainer in 3D special effects, compositing and rendering using Autodesk
3ds Max, mental ray®, iRay®, Maya®, Mudbox® and tons of other software.
Dario is Member of International Resouces
Commitee at ACM Siggraph
Dario is an Autodesk Certified Instructor, 3ds Max Design 2010 Certified Professional & Autodesk 3ds Max Master,
and in addition to teaching techniques with mental ray, Dario also
teaches high dynamic range imaging (HDRI), modeling techniques, organic
Sub-D, character studio and CAT, reactor and PhysX, particle flow,
texturing / unwrap, animation controllers, video editing and
An active participant in beta tester programs (http://beta.autodesk.com), Dario maintains a current Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with Autodesk. From 2013 he is an Autodesk Expert Elite Member.
In 2007, he created the first edition of the "Digital 3D Meeting"
held in the Province of Palermo. This was the first 3D event in Sicily
garnering membership and attention from the region of Sicily, the
Province of Palermo, the City of Palermo, CG
magazine “Imago Editions”, and the Internet portal treddi.com.
Dario has been a guest on various 3D related media including "Pixmedia" in Rome, "Digital 3D meeting",
the "Ordine degli Architetti di Palermo", various webcasts and Autodesk
Open Doors. His experience also includes creating 3D computer graphics
for medical, forensic, and military (Italian army and carabinieri)
multimedia productions in Italy. He is also studying 3D visualization
systems for the Internet and “real-time” for multimedia authoring.
Dario won the Autodesk Design Slam during the BIM conference in Milan in October 2010
He began working with 3D Studio (DOS) in 1992 and his passion for 3D
graphics started with watching the special effects in Disney's "Tron"
and Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" as well as video clips from "Money for