Im Ronel K. Pabico, a Filipino and currently working here in the Middle East as an Interior Designer and 3d Visualizer. Im undergraduate of BS Architecture. I gain my knowledge with computer programs just by self studying. To name some 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Bryce 3D Carrara Pro, Vue, Cinema 4d, Lumion, Piranesi, Twisted Brush Pro, Corel Draw, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Particles Illusion, ZBrush, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch-Up and more...Its quite difficult to master all of them but at least you know how to use and manipulate each software from every aspects. So when you start working to some projects you will know what tools you need. I'm also into VFX and compositing. I like also animation and rigging.
Sketch-Up was an additional tools for my list of programs. I just found it useful in some points compare to other 3d softwares. I have been fascinated with it as I seen a lot of user are well adept on it. A lot of queries flooded my inbox asking some helps and advice. That's where I started Sketch-Up. Hope I can share all my thoughts and tutorials to everybody.