SketchUp (formerly Google Sketchup) is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design—and available in a freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid version with additional functionality, SketchUp Pro. SketchUp comes with a 3D Gallery that lets you search for models and share yours.
- Sketchup is mainly focused on CAD, however, Blender is generally focused on 3D animation/design.
- Sketchup only provides bare-bones modelling systems, while blender provides higher level modelling systems, rendering, animating, and more
- Simpler to use but just as powerful.