[Arguments for software-agnosticism in 3D art/design:]
For the sake of versatility, the illustrations of this series have been drawn freehand. What could appear as a deliberate reaction to the quasi-unanimous computerization of both architectural representation and building design process is, in fact, a simple choice of convenience. Not unlike the way physical modeling materials influence form, operating systems turn out to induce software-specific shapes, to the extent that they become barriers to the production of diversity.
- François Blanciak
Siteless: 1001 Building Forms, x
…the possibility of freeing computer aided design (CAD) from any one particular concept of form rooted in any one particular software. If indeed codes can be changed to fit specific needs or developed from scratch, then there can be no such thing as a ‘computational architecture’; only possible architectures actualised by new programs.
“Towards a Programming Culture in the Design Arts,” Architectural Design July/August 2006, 9