In this section there are several sample models that you are welcome to download and to open.

These are SketchUp 8 models but will work in SketchUp 201x on up. Use these models to test the rendering capabilities of SU Podium V2.5, and get a feel for how Podium’s light and material settings work.

Also, check out Studio Models page The Studio Models page has several interior models that are render ready. They are empty rooms that you can use to populate content from Podium Browser.

Please Note – The images shown on this page all use SU Podium’s Physical Sky 1 or 2. Turn on Shadows and then go to the Options settings and in the Environment tab, make sure Physical Sky 1 or 2 is on. The output resolution is up to you.


  Select a model to download:


 Barcelona Pavilion

Suggestion: After rendering once, change the Options, Preset to Exterior_default. Also use the Materials Properties, select the water and add Bumps to the water material.

The famous Barcelona Pavilion is duplicated in this model. V2. 5 properties have been applied to textures so you can render immediately. In the SU Podium V2. 5 options icon, set the preset to default.pps or exterior_default. Turn on your SketchUp shadows. Turn on the Options/ Environment Physical Sky 1 on. The time is set to 6:52 AM, August 25, UTC -7:00.

Render time including Processing SceneAbout 30 seconds. CPU – Intel Quad Core i7 – @2.50GHz. OS – Windows 10. Resolution – 854 X 480. Preset: default.pps

  Download: Download Barcelona Pavilion Here (quick-start-exterior.skp)

This model is featured in the Quick Start Exterior tutorial here.


 Courtyard - Automatic Materials Sample Scene

This model has no Podium properties set on any of the materials. However, since the model uses SketchUp standard materials, Podium applies certain reflection, refraction, bump, blur properties to these materials automatically. You can use exterior_default.pps preset on this.

Render time including Processing Scene - About 2min 4sec. CPU – Intel Quad Core i7 – 2920XM @2.50GHz. OS – Windows 7 Ultimate. Resolution – 854 X 480. Preset: Exterior_default

  Download: Download Courtyard here (this model is a SketchUp 8 model)


 Caretaker House

Caretaker House has several Scenes setup that are ready to render. Each scene has some hidden groups or layers to demonstrate various SU Podium properties. Use interior_default presets for interior scenes.

Render time including Processing SceneAbout 1 min 30 sec. CPU – Intel Quad Core i7 – 2920XM @2.50GHz. OS – Windows 7 Ultimate. Resolution – 854 X 480. Preset: Interior_default or Interior_bright_default. The image is a rendering of the first scene.

  Download: Download Caretaker House here


 Sponza

The Sponza model is ready for “out-of-the-box” rendering. No SU Podium properties have been applied. The above image is using Exterior_QMC presets but the model is ready to render with the Exterior_Default preset. The rendering demonstrates how well SU Podium's Global Illumination works.

  Download: Download Sponza here


 Ando

The Ando model is a great study of rendering interiors with no artificial lighting. The floor has blurred reflections. The interior is too dark for the Default preset as is. It is recommended that you use the interior_default or interior_bright_default preset. Then use Edit in OOPR to open the image in Podium Image Editor. Then change the light levels.

Render time including Processing Scene - About 1 minute. CPU – Intel Quad Core i7 – 2920XM @2.50GHz. OS – Windows 7 Ultimate. Resolution – 854 X 480. Preset: Interior_default. Scene 6.

  Download: Download Ando here


 Pavilion Interior

The Pavilion model is a good example of using Podium Browser Paid content in your model to obtain very quick render-ready designs. This image was rendered using Options settings: interior_default preset with Physical Sky 2 on. Make sure SketchUp shadows are on to get the same effect.

Render time including Processing Scene - About 1 min 32 sec. CPU – Intel Quad Core i7 – 2920XM @2.50GHz. OS – Windows 7 Ultimate. Resolution – 854 X 480. Preset: Interior_default. Scene 3.

  Download: Download the Pavilion Interior here


 Bathroom Design

The Bathroom design model has several scenes that show different Podium render ready content from the Podium Browser. It is a very good example of how you can visualize and design to obtain best design results using SketchUp, SU Podium and the paid content of Podium Browser. This image uses interior_default or interior_bright_default preset with Physical Sky on but for best results use interior_high preset and with a large resolution.

Render time including Processing Scene - About 3 min 40 sec. CPU – Intel Quad Core i7 – 2920XM @2.50GHz. OS – Windows 7 Ultimate. Resolution – 854 X 480. Preset: Interior_default. Scene 11.

  Download: Download the bathroom model here