What's New in SU Podium for SketchUp - November 2017

HYATT - Concrete Bedroom

MICHAEL KOCH - Day and Night

MICHAEL KOCH - Day and Night



 SU Podium V2.5.8 for SU 2018 is now available

SU Podium V2.5.8 has been released for SketchUp 2016, 2017, and 2018.

SketchUp 2018 has just been released and SU Podium V2.5.8 is ready to download. This update extends support for SketchUp 2018, introduces several new features in Podium Image Editor, and packs all the previously available Podium Extras into the main Podium installation, these being:

  1. Light Fixture Outliner - Select and edit Podium lights more efficiently.
  2. Nudge - Random or uniform translation, scale, rotation.
  3. GenerateAll and RenderAll - Batch rendering utilities.
  4. CubicVR - Non-photorealistic panoramas from SU viewport.
  5. Reset edge smoothing to default on all materials.
  6. Analyse tool now identifies and corrects textures without file extensions.

Note - Podium Extras are still available in a stand-alone .RBZ installer for anyone unable to

Additionally, V2.5.7 includes a significant update to Podium Image Editor, described below.

Download the update - Win/Mac SU 2016, 2017, 2018

  Download SU Podium v2.5.8

  V2.5.8 - New features in Podium Image Editor

Several new tools were added to Podium Image Editor in the SU Podium v2.5.8 update.

  1. White banance and temperature sliders
  2. New line overlay / masking feature.
  3. Curves tool (similar to that in Photoshop)
  4. Adaptive Contrast using "Advanced Histogam Equalization"

In development - Adaptive Contrast will eventually be implemented in the Panorama server as an adaptive exposure equalizer that brightens or darkens the Pano VR depending on where the camera is pointing, roughly mirroring the way the eye adapts to variable lighting conditions.

Barcelona Pavilion with a line overlay from PIE

 Latest Podium Browser Uploads

New uploads in November We're still working tirelessly to expand the Podium Browser catalog. In the second half of May we've added 20 beautiful dining assemblies:

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.

 Ongoing Webstore Deals

The upgrade from SU Podium V2+ to V2.5.5 is now $59.95. Upgrade now to start using Podium's newest features, including Panoramas, a 10x speed increase during the "Processing scenes" render pass, improved Podium Image Editor, analyse tools for troubleshooting, per-material shadow casting on/off switch, and several bug fixes!

The Win/Mac version of the Viso3D SketchUp export plug-in will convert your SketchUp 8, 2013 and 2014 model into a small file that can be read by the iPad 7. The Lightmap in the plug-in will also preserve the sun and shadows settings and create an ambient light for interior scenes. Read here and download the free trial. $29.95 ends soon.

2nd License Specials for SU Podium V2 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, get the second license of each for 25% off the list price. Buy here

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.