Ive been using the software SketchUp now for quite a time and it really helped me so much with my work especially doing preliminary images for projects. SketchUp is a 3D interface that is both powerful and easy to use. It also uses a “sketch” style that includes lines overlapping to make it look like a pencil sketch and therefore soften it. There’s an option to remove the lines also to make it more realistic with all the materials applied to the finishes. 3D Studio Max and 3D Studio Viz are still the most powerful architectural tool when it comes to three- dimensional visualization. It’s still the best thing to go to when doing final pieces of architectural works, but SketchUp will do superbly when you’re looking for aesthetics but has not much time to cuff it out in 3D Studio. I did the image above using sketchup and finished with a minimal photoshop effects.