3D art is a general term for a range of artistic works and practices that use 3D technology as an essential part of the creative and or presentation process. Since the 1970s, various names have been used to describe the process including computer art and multimedia art, and 3D art is itself placed under the larger umbrella term new media art. The impact of 3D technology has transformed traditional activities such as painting, drawing and sculpture, while new forms, such as net art, 3D installation art, and virtual reality, have become recognized artistic practices. More generally the term 3D artist is used to describe an artist who makes use of 3D technologies in the production of art. In an expanded sense, “3D art” is a term applied to contemporary art that uses the methods of mass production or 3D media.