This was a streetscape that we built in Google SketchUp. This helps bring to life the 2D elevations and plans and helps the client to envision the final product.
I had the opportunity last week to convert some AutoCAD files into 3D models for a local church. The client was looking to make some interior changes and wanted a quick and easy way to share the proposed changes with the entire congregation. These 3D renderings were then imported into their presentation software to quickly and efficiently share the vision.
Google SketchUp is another useful tool from the amazingly talented folks at Google. In addition to modeling, the rendered structures can be uploaded to Google Earth for everyone to enjoy. [...]