I love 3D and I’m always amazed that we don’t see more it it, although that is slowly changing, mostly thanks to user friendly technology enabling almost anyone to easily (sort of) create awesome 3D images and renderings or just about anything. Case in point… a recent article in the Coloradoan online showed details of a new, proposed church. I was pleased to see that an awesome, 3D rendering of the proposed structure was provided giving readers a very clear picture of what is proposed. Given the ease of access to software (like Google Sketchup, OSM, AutoCAD) and professionals that can easily create such a 3D image I think that this should be required of local government for pretty much any planned structure.
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