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What's New in SU Podium for SketchUp

April 2015

Gallery Forum - Images of the Month

This month's featured images come from Gary Petrovski and Matthew Fuhr, who were kind enough to share their excellent work on the Podium Forums:

  1. Matthew Fuhr: Vertical Elementary School Tower :: Matthew posted an extremely impressive set of renders that really covers the full gamut of architectural visualization, including interiors, exteriors, aerial site renders, engineering diagrams, and layout images rendered with the section tool. We've included three images here, but the full set is just fantastic—be sure to check out the Feature Graphics Portfolio to view the project in greater depth!
  2. Gary Petrovski from Archi 3D : "Bedroom + Living Space" :: From Gary Petrovski, we have a bedroom and a warm inviting kitchen and living space. The pair of images are executed perfectly across the board—modeling, material definition, and lighting composition all complement one another with gorgeous results. Thanks for sharing!

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.

We are very excited to announce that the SU Podium V2.5+ update is out of beta and now available in the Cadalog webstore for only $9.95

V2.5+ is the result of months of R&D to implement a switch from Ruby to C++, drastically reducing the time it takes Podium to process SketchUp geometry and export scenes to our ray-tracing engine. What this really means for you, the end user, is that rendering with SU Podium just got a whole lot faster.

Moderately sized models will see impressive speed improvements, but the most significantly advantage is that SU Podium will now be able to process far larger models up to 10 times faster than was possible before the update.

The Lake House (pictured left) contains 768,000 faces and 145 materials. In older versions of Podium, it took Podium 12 minutes to process the scene and parse UV maps. On the same computer, Podium V2.5+ was able to process the model in only 43 seconds.

Other New Features in V2.5 Plus: In addition to the C++ Exporter, V2.5 Plus adds a number of other tools, fixes, and workflow improvements:
  • Improved Depth of Field in Podium Image Editor
  • New Analyse Tools to help flag and troubleshoot problems with your model.
  • Added support for TIFF image files.
  • Integrated fixes for numerous texturing and material issues, including UV distortion, flipped texture files, and "unknown symbol" messages.
Click here to read more about the new features in SU Podium V2.5 plus, or purchase the update here: Upgrade Now for only $9.95.

Modeled and animated by Andrew Trodler in Podium Walker v1.2.5.

Andrew Trodler completed a beautiful Podium Walker animation this month using the new trees and azaleas that were just added to Podium Browser. We most often see Podium Walker being used for architecture, so it's great to see a bit of landscape design (and a nice reminder that Spring is right around the corner for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere). Click the above image to watch the video, or use this direct link if you're in an older browser.

Reminder - If you have moved to SketchUp 2015, or plan on doing so in the future, please download and install Podium Walker v1.2.5 below:

The newest Podium Walker builds are available here: Download Podium Walker v1.2.5

Podium Walker is still $99 (USD) and can be purchased here, in the Cadalog webstore. All volume discounts apply: (25% off for 2nd through fifth license).

Thousands of items now in the Podium Browser, with over 800 free items!

This month we've added over 250 items to Podium Browser, including a new batch of 3d plants and trees, new electronics items, and a huge set of 180 Boyd and Bega ceiling and wall fixtures.

3D Azaleas, Trees and Assorted plants:

New assorted electronics items:

180 Boyd Ceiling, Wall, and Floor light fixtures:

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.

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 and Podium Browser 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 or Podium Browser, get the second license of each for 25% off the list price. Buy here

V2+ is a free upgrade: If you have not yet upgraded to SU Podium V2 Plus, don't forget that V2+ is now available as a free update for all existing Podium users! V2 Plus supports SketchUp 2014 (Win/ Mac), 2013 (Mac only), and SketchUp 8 (Win/Mac). Please Click here to Download SU Podium V2 Plus.

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. Second license is 25% off. Podium Browser's paid content license will soon increase to $79.00, however, the second license will continue to be 25% off.

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