I am trying to render known buildings and projects to appear as models (so different scale) made by others from the 3D warehouse. Am I able to render models and use the view/rendering in a publication? Do I have the rights to do that, given that the model is available to the public?
I believe you do have the right although acknowledging the author would be a courtesy. Check the ‘small print’ in 3D warehouse. I have posted stuff in the warehouse in the full knowledge it can be downloaded by others and freely used in their drawings etc