"Architects typically get fired in the middle of projects," said Joel Orr, an urban simulation consultant, "usually because the owner and architect think they have a shared assumption about how something will look, which is not true." Virtual tools, he added, "permit a far greater opening of communication channels between humans than has ever before been possible." 3D modelling is still the thing that gets me the most excited about the intersection between what we commonly think of as technology and the fine arts. My biggest problem is that I have this ridiculous need to model *every* nook and cranny rather than settling for texture/bump maps.