Posted by jonathan ryan on September 05, 2003 at 11:07:52:
In Reply to: Rendering Existing Buildings posted by bArn on August 27, 2003 at 09:16:28:
It depends what you want the image for. If it is just a presentation drawing the Photoshop process is fine.
If you need to further manipulate the image or document design changes you may want to model the buildings.
There are a number of modeling programs(windows) out there, the best being (in no particular order): ArchiCad,Rivet,Arris,From Z, and All Plan. AutoCAD is a first generation CAD program and only continues to be used because of the large installed base. Of the above programs Rivet is clearly the most sophisticated because of its strong data base capabilities. Ironically it is a product of AutoDesk who also markets AutoCAD.
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