Rollothecats model of a church exterior built using SketchUp is exquisite:
The work load invlolved in such models is high, our movie below of St John's Church in Newham, London took a week to model:
Featured above the church is embedded into Google Earth at the moment we are trying to import it into Crysis - we should have an update on this in the next day or so.
Of course one of the quickest ways to capture the architecture of a church is using panoramas and then rendering direct in 3D Max or any 3D package as one of our earliest YouTube movies below illustrates:
Finally, The Jubilee Church designed by Richard Meier in Rome is one such example, although a modern day take on religious space it is without question magnificent.
Robert Angelis created a 3D model of the church as part of his degree thesis, taking 2 months to render the animation is one to sit back and watch, the quality speaks for itself:
There is something about modelling a church and then being able to fly around it that is both captivating and fascinating but then again as we say perhaps its just us?