There was a profusion of high quality work posted to the gallery forums these past two weeks. Featured here are not one but two fantastic interior renders by Gary Petrovski and the latest in a long string of beautiful images from Nat Ellis.
This month's featured images used several components from Podium Browser, including the following selection:
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.
These 3D suculents and cacti are a great complement for the camera-facing 2D plants we uploaded last month. Fill up the background of your scene with the 2D versions, and use these beauties closer to the camera where more detail is needed.
In addition to the Kichler lights, we've got 50 more outdoor light fixtures from Hadco. Illuminate paths, decks, and take your landscape designs to the next level.
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.
We're putting the finishing touches on the Podium Panorama feature that will be included in SU Podium Version 2.5 Plus (V2.5.1).
The Podium panorama feature will render a photo-realistic, spherical panorama that will allow you to rotate your camera 360 degrees around the position of the camera. The best way to understand the feature is by looking at some samples on the Panorama beta gallery page, or clicking the image to the right.The Panorama feature is included in the V2.5.1 update, which will be free for all users that have already upgraded to SU Podium V2.5 Plus.
SU Podium V2.5 Plus is still available in the Cadalog webstore for only $19.95.
If you haven't ugraded to V2.5 Plus, but want to take advantage of the increased processing speed and forthcoming Panorama feature, you can purchase the upgrade here:
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers from the Podium Browser FAQ:
Important - Your web browser must accept cookies. If Internet Explorer or Safari cannot save cookies to your computer, only the "Show Recent Files only" will display in Podium Browser no matter what category you choose. If you think this is happening to you, open Internet Explorer or Safari and make sure cookies can be saved or stored on you computer. Read more about cookies in Podium Browser here.
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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