Moving to the third dimension
Once the plan and sectional information has been fed into the computer, it is then simple to generate convincing three-dimensional views that can, in turn, provide a basic form to which colours, textures and lighting may be added.
There are a range of standard three-dimensional projections, all of which the computer produces with equal ease.
While it is still possible to conform to traditional axonometric and isometric forms, the computer offers a greater range of options and consequently invites experimentation, particularly with perspective. This facility with perspective produces images that are closer to reality and therefore easier for non-professionals to understand. There is, however, a danger that the temptation ...