If this has been posted before I am sorry [this is my first entry]. I have seen a few people who use 3D software [like Sketch Up] to render backgrounds and I was wondering where other opinions stood on this. I had plans to do comics and instead of redrawing the same scene multiple times I could build the room with a turn around ability and later paint over my model for backgrounds. Keep in mind I am talking of a ground-up model with no pre-existing parts. Would this be ethical? This is for personal projects only [I do not do commissions]. Would it still "count" as my work since I built the model or is it "cheating"?