I have received quite a few emails from people asking what software I used to create the 3D image of my home theater. It’s called SketchUp and it’s free! Google recently purchased @Last Software in attempts to have people easily design 3D objects for Google Earth. I’ve never been able to get the hang of other 3D software like Blender, Maya and AutoCad, something about the interface didn’t jive with the way I think. SketchUp on the other hand is perfectly made for the way I think… the patented push/pull model works! It’s the most intuitive 3D drawing program I have ever used and from now on out everything I make will be first designed in SketchUp. My favorite features are the section view and the sketchy rendering which makes your designs look like you took “sketched” it with a pen. You can download a free version of SketchUp or a trial of the Professional version from here.