What's New in Podium Browser? February 2017

Valdano Morgan had only 2 hours to complete the first image in this month's slidewhow—a superb demonstration of how quickly a skilled user can turn over an image to a client with Podium and Podium Browser! Images from three additional designers are credited below:

Tanya's scene (first in slideshow) was almost entirely designed from Podium Browser components, including all of the following:

The Gallery Forum is a fantastic place to find inspiration, receive critique, and learn new tips and tricks to perfect your Podium Renders. Click here to browse the Gallery Forum.

Uploads in February includes 20 additional trees, and over 40 kitchen cabinets.

We're adding new content to Podium Browser every month!  Podium Browser is still only $59.00 and includes thousands of 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.

Windows Beta - The Podium Walker with NVIDIA Iray beta release has landed!

The first beta build of Podium Walker with Iray is now available on the Podium Walker downloads page. for Windows users only. Before you begin, please consider the following notes:

  • Podium Walker with Iray will only be available for Windows users. We are looking into licensing AMD's ProRender GPU-accelerated raytracer to provide a comparable alternative for Mac users, but nothing is definite yet.
  • Increased quality and versatility: Podium Walker with Iray is vastly more versatile than previous versions. Because it includes an unbiased pathtracing mode, it is capable of still visualizations with quality comparable to SU Podium, as well as high-quality camera animation for those with good GPU hardware. See examples in the two galleries below:
Podium Browser - Joe
Podium Browser - Jamie

Ready to begin? Jump to the download page below, or read more about Podium Walker with Iray here.

  Download Podium Walker with Iray Beta

 Podium V2.5.x upgrade price increasing in March

The upgrade price from SU Podium V2 to V2.5.x is increasing from $39.99 to $59.99 on March 15th, so don't delay if you plan on updating your Podium licenses to the most up-to-date version.

  • SU Podium V2.5.x is significantly faster, with a competely re-written C++ method that can process a model's geometry and textures up to 10 times faster than the Ruby method in Version 2.
  • Podium Panoramas - SU Podium V2.5.5 and higher also adds the ability to render 360° panoramic images that can be uploaded to the Pano server as an interactive VR presentation. Read more about panoramas here.

  • V2.5.5 includes several additional tools and bug fixes, which are described here.

 Upgrade to SU Podium V2.5.5 here

Joe's bright, beautiful interior space was one of the top 5 winners in the Podium Browsser render contest!

Click the image for a more in-depth look at how Joe's scene was constructed, and which Podium Browser components and materials were used.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers from the Podium Browser FAQ:

 More frequently asked questions:

  1. Why do I see "Invalid Component file" message?
  2. Why do I see "Paid content is not available without a valid license"?
  3. Serial number problems. Did enter your serial number correctly?
  4. Browser items not rendering? Check layer visibility.
  5. Mac Maverick Safari 7 problems - please update

Podium Browser paid content includes thousands of render ready components that you can click and drop into SketchUp.

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.


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