In a recent post on The Field, a survey examined 3D modeling and Rendering software used in 15 of the leading Landscape Architecture firms. The post begins by highlighting the typical process employed by these firms for creating perspective renderings.  A handy chart displays the results of the survey and can be seen below.  The post also includes a includes a few anecdotes on why certain software is utilized in that particular office and which software programs are universally used in all offices survey.


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Article Highlights

  • We surveyed 15 ASLA award-winning firms to see what software they choose to use in the development of their illustrative perspectives.
  • Rhino 3D was the clear favorite for 3D modeling, but SketchUp Pro is also heavily used depending on user preferences.
  • The results bring up a discussion about who might influence software integration into firms – entry level production staff or principles?