SU Podium Tutorials
Page contents - Tutorial categories:
Getting started videos - Ten video introduction to the SU Podium user interface, tools, and render process. Uses Podium V2.6, but most info applies to all versions.
Quick Start: Interior Rendering - This quick start tutorial is primarily for new customers looking for methods to develop good interior images. The tutorial will apply the use of presets, the different type of lighting and examine Podium material properties. (V2.5 Interface)
Quick Start: Exteriors - A short video series introducing users to exterior rendering in SU Podium V2.6.
Quick Start: Applying Podium Materials - An introduction to applying Podium materials to SketchUp faces and groups. This tutorial will also introduce you to EditInPlace. Note: there is a detail video tutorial about applying Podium Materials as well.
Getting started: Introduction to applying SU Podium in detail
This five part introduction is recommended for new users, and provides a detailed overview of the complete Podium render process.
- Part 1 - Overview
- Part 2 - Textures/Materials
- Part 3 - Lighting
- Part 4 - Geometry Detailing
- Part 5 - Night Rendering
Interior and Exterior Lighting
LEM Lighting Tutorials
Podium Material Properties
- Material UI and Basics
- Diffuse, Reflection, and Transparency explained
- Common material settings
How to use Podium render presets
- Preset comparison page
- Choosing the right preset - a detailed look
- How to get rid of blotches with the high or QMC preset
- Non-standard and legacy presets download page
- Modifying and creating presets with Podium Preset Editor (PPE)
- Modify tone-mapping settings in PPE
Podium Panorama Resources
- Main Panorama page
- Intro video - Getting started with panoramic rendering
- Podium Panorama Server - Free panorama hosting platform.
- Create line overlays with CubicVR
- Uploading and embedding Panoramas on Facebook
- Panorama Tours - Link Panoramas together to create a room-to-room walk-through presentation.
- Using post-processing to finalize your render
- Basic light bloom effect in Photoshop
- Introducing Podium Image Editor
- Imitating photographic depth of field in PIE
- Rendering Vertical Compositions- a video tutorial
Stepping up to the Podium series with Nick Harvey
In this series, Podium team member examines user-submitted models/renders, describes how they can be improves, and then implements the changes to produce a new and improved image. Touches all aspects of the Podium render process including design/framing, materials, lighting, backgrounds, and Post-processing.
Podium Browser related:
Other tips and tutorials:
- Studio and editorial rendering techniques
- Adding Depth of Field to a Podium rendering using Z depth
- Style Focus 01: Industrial Interior Rendering with Podium Browser
- 10 tips for better exterior rendering
- How to embed Podium Panoramas on Facebook
- SU Podium SketchUp styles
- Preparing renders for printing
- Scale your SketchUp viewport to the exact aspect ratio needed for your final image
- Using EditInPlace
- Podium with Google Cardboard
- Rendering larger than 10,000 x 10,000 pixels
- Using the Slow mode, Ruby method of processing scenes