What's New in Podium Browser? October 2015

Our forum members have produced a rock solid bunch of interiors this month. Check the following links to see more from our three featured designers:

This month's featured images used a huge number of Podium Browser components, including (probably) the most thorough deployment of the fitness/exercise section we've ever seen:

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.

This month's additions to Podium Browser include a large set of pub furnishings, including bars, tables, and chairs, 35 new wood veneer materials, additional cars, 3D plants, and bathroom drain grates.

Note: Since people are going to have to either scale or extrude these shapes to use them in models, we have left them as plain geometry to prevent texture distortion. After you extrude or resize the railing, please apply materials or material properties as you see fit.

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.

 Coming soon to Podium Browser:

We're excited to announce that panoramic skydomes will be available in Podium Browser very soon.

The sky images are shot with a fisheye lens, masked for proper transparency, and then mapped onto half-sphere skydomes that can be dropped into any SketchUp model.

  • Consistent lighting - No need to color-match your sky in post processing. Skydomes ensure consistent, realistic lighting throughout your image.

  • Transparency masked - Our Skydomes have been transparency-masked and thoroughly tested to ensure that they don't interfere with your lighting. No inaccurate shadows.

  • Cover the entire sky - Skydomes cover the entire 360 degrees of sky. No more gaps or repetition in your Panorama presentations.

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 SU Podium V2.5.1+

We have two quick reminders regarding the V2.5+ update process:

  1. Podium Browser license:
    You do not need to purchase or install any update for Podium Browser when you upgrade to SU Podium v2.5 or 2.5.1. All Podium Browser content is web based, and is updated dynamically on our end with no action required for the end user. Your Podium Browser license will work in any version of SU Podium.

  2. Updating from V2.5 to V2.5.1 is free:
    Anyone who purchased the SU Podium V2.5+ update before V2.5.1+ was rel

    eased can update to V2.5.1 with no additional fee. Simply uninstall SU Podium V2.5, download and install V2.5.1, and use the same license key to re-activate the plugin.


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.

  • Note: By default SketchUp dialog boxes use Internet Explorer settings for Windows and Safari for Mac. Changing the settings in Firefox, Chrome, etc. will do nothing for the Podium Browser SketchUp plug-in.

 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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