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MAY 2014

Podium Browser - Image of the Month

This image by Kenneth Hoeg is a stellar example of how Podium Browser can be used to make a relatively simple scene feel natural and lived in. Almost all of the items & props seen here are from Browser, excluding the major construction elements (walls, floor, island, stove hood, and cabinets).

Check out the following list for a selection of the Browser components that Kenneth used to bring this render to life:

  • Kitchen Faucet
  • Refrigerator 07
  • Braun Retro Radio
  • Pedrali Woody Stool
  • Smeg Cooktop Induction
  • Ikea Bredskar 01 Sink
  • Ceiling Lamp 17
  • Window 07
  • Timber 01
  • Bicycle 02
  • Book 08
  • Book 01
  • VP Books 03
  • Calligaris Holly Vase
  • Ikea Salong Vase
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Looking for critique? The Gallery Forum is a fantastic place to find inspiration, receive advice, and learn new tips and tricks to perfect your Podium Renders. Click here to browse the Gallery Forum.

► Over 10,700 items now in the Podium Browser!

► 850 free Browser items included for all Podium users.

► Huge addition of over 60 new Kohler bathroom components.

This month is all about the bathroom in Podium Browser, as over 60 new faucets, drying racks, shower-heads, and bathroom accessories have been added from the Kohler collection. We've also recently lauched the new LEM materials category, so you can now add pre-made light emitting materials to your scene straight from Podium Browser. Here's is a small selection of the new components that have been added in recent weeks:

Kohler "Artifacts" bathroom accessories

Additional Kohler faucets

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Kohler Drying Racks & Accessories

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Assorted Kohler shower-heads.

New tiling wood floors - Square pattern

New tiling wood floors - 45 degree pattern


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Backlit translucent glass using Podium Browser LEM materials

Used as fill lights, Podium's Light Emitting Materials are an easy way to brighten up a scene and provide a realistic complement to Podium's Physical Sun and Sky. However, due to their ability to emit colored light, they can also be useful in interesting special effects, as seen in the image above. In this case, LEM materials were placed behind translucent glass to create a very cool backlit look. Click the image to see a breakdown of the effect.

Don't forget, as of this month premade LEMs are now available in the Podium Browser, making them easier to use than ever before!

New cars coming this week!

Coming Soon: - This week we're adding a number of new high-quality, render ready automobiles to populate your exterior scenes.

We're adding new content to Podium Browser every week! Podium Browser is still only $59.00 and currently includes over 10,700 high quality, render ready components, with additional models, materials, and light fixtures being added every week. Read more about the speed and efficiency of Podium Browser here.

To see the full range of new Browser content, open the Podium Browser web page. Click on Agree, then click on Show only recent files.

Click the image to read the full Light Power tutorial.

Our Podium Browser light fixtures are calibrated according to manufacturer specifications to provide natural, realistic results right out of the box. However it's always nice to know how to make small tweaks when necessary to help you achieve a perfect lighting solution. In this month's quick tip, we cover light power and explain the process for adjusting the brightness of a Podium Browser light fixture.

Read: Click here to read the full light power tutorial.

As always, if you have any problems with the use of a specific tool or technique, feel free to post your question in the SUPlugins Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials forum.

Here are some of the most frequently asked and answered questions in the Podium Browser FAQ.

2nd License Specials for SU Podium V2 and Podium Browser continues: The 25% discount on your second purchase special is still in place as it has proven to be popular. If you already own one license of SU Podium or Podium Browser, get the second license of each for 25% off the list price. Buy here

Podium Browser paid content has over 10,700 render ready components that you can click and drop into SketchUp to produce photo-realistic images very quickly. Embedded in the various categories are thousands of Podium materials, furniture items, plants, faucets, sinks, microwaves, refrigerators, 3D and 2D trees, grass, 2D people, 3D cars, exterior items, thousands of light fixtures and much more. These components are all modeled with skill and crafted in SketchUp with SU Podium V2 & V2+ properties. This will enable you to create your kitchen, living room, dining room, bathroom, exteriors and landscape designs in SketchUp effectively.

Rendering the Browser components photo-realistically with SU Podium V2 or Podium Walker does not require anything but to turn the render button on. Podium Browser free content is included in SU Podium V2 free trial or full version. The Paid content must be purchased.

Podium Browser Paid content is still $59.00 for a permanent license. You will be able to access new content that is added each month as a Paid content owner. Second license is 25% off. Podium Browser's paid content license will soon increase to $79.00, however, the second license will continue to be 25% off.

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