Computers can make the impossible come to life — just watch any sci-fi movie with explosions in it to get an idea.
But they can also show us what the possible might look like. Consider the following architectural renderings.
Though they look like photographs, these images were created by people using little more than Photoshop and some 3D graphics software.
You can see all these and more over at CGTrader, but here are some of our favourites.
Here's a dark and spooky courtyard. 'I wanted to convey a mood with this piece that was a little unsettling and could create several different storyline possibilities,' said artist Anthony Eftekhari.
This picture is bright and beautiful, but the real treasure is the detail present in the thatched rooves.
Despite being created five years ago, this image is 'still a gold standard of 3D interior modelling.'
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