The act of generating 3D
computer data which is interpreted by a 3D rendering
engine. A quick list of common 3D modeling
These processes are usually but not always done with in the application that will (or at least can to a degree) render the object. There are however some masochistic
souls have been known to manually generate data that is interpreted by these or other methods.
The term can also be applied to the act of creating a 3D representation
of a database of any size.