Originally Posted by ink
I messed with sketch up for about 30 minutes and could not get the hang of it. In your opinion, is it worth getting over the learning curve?
Ink - I don't post here very often at all, and I don't mean to hijack Virg's thread, but I felt compelled to reply to your question.
As 3D modeling programs go, SketchUp has a very gentle learning curve. Basically if a mope like me can learn it, anyone can. Look around on the SketchUp home page for the video tutorials - they're really excellent. I downloaded them to my computer and refer to them often. They really help. I found that just by playing with the program with a very simple project in mind, referring to the tutorials along the way, it was really rather easy to do my first project or two.
Try it again - you may like it.
Excellent looking table, Virg!