I've been looking for software to replace Blender which has been crashing each time I try to render an image. So looking around I came across Google Sketchup and noticed that there's a free version and a paid version which supposedly offers more. I don't mind paying if the program is good for 3D modeling but I don't know . . . Have any of you used the paid version of Google Sketchup. If you have, would you say it's better than the cheaper alternatives out there?