I came accross this website today. http://www.kerkythea.net/joomla/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=43 And if I'm reading it properly you can import a sketchup model, ( after installing the plugin). and apply lighting and textures to it, and out put it as a 3DS file....now I have Downloaded it and a couple of the tutorials and as far as I can see it's a free program. It also has plugins for blender and 3DS max. Can some one let me know if it is what i think it is????