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March 2015

Gallery Forum - Images of the Month

For this month's featured image set, we've got a beautifully designed kitchen by Jozef Lepieš. The two medium-close images included in this set perfectly demonstrate how properly bevelled edges can really improve the way your models catch light. If you haven't tried the Fredo RoundCorners extension, it is highly, highly recommended. You'll also need to install the LibFredo6 library which can be found here.

  1. Jozef Lepieš : "Kitchen :: Forum Thread

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.

SU Podium V2.19.08 BETA for SketchUp 2014 & 2015 (Win/Mac) is still available!

SU Podium V2.19.08 employs a significantly improved Podium Exporter written in C++. Previous versions used a very efficient ruby code to export SketchUp geometry, textures, and camera position to Podium's raytracing engine. However, the new C++ Podium Exporter can export geometry and textures (materials) to the raytracing engine at speeds up to 10 times faster.

For larger models, the difference can be extremely substantial: In recent tests Podium V2.19.08 finished processing a scene with approximately 750,000 faces and 140 materials in 43 seconds compared to 12 minutes using previous Podium versions.

Click through to read more about the new SU Podium V2.19.08 export features, and Download Podium V2.19.08 Beta here.

Modeled by Nat Ellis and animated by Cadalog, Inc. in Podium Walker v1.2.5.

Nat Ellis modeled a fantastic cityscape to test out the new office and hi-rise buildings available in Podium Browser! We liked his scene so much that we decided to render out a fly-through for this month's Podium Walker animation. 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).

Architectural visualization entails far more than just brightly lit kitchens and living rooms, and even though Podium excels at naturally lit interiors, the engine is fully capable of handling any lighting situation you throw at it.

For this month's tutorial, we're going to explore some basic tips and techniques for creating great looking night renders in SU Podium. We'll cover Podium background styles, presets, appropriate lighting options for twilight rendering, and a little bit of post-processing.

Read the tutorial here: Night rendering in SU Podium.

Thousands of items now in the Podium Browser, and over 130 new items added this month!

New office blocks, commercial doors, furniture, windows, and ceiling lights.

New office buildings and commercial doors!

The urban hi-rise and office building set is now available for use—ten great looking office buildings for those times when a simple background image just isn't cutting it! These buildings are set up with Podium materials and textures, and like all Browser items they're render ready with no fuss.

More Recent Additions:

Here are some of the other items we've added to Podium Browser in the past few weeks:

Over 50 Moooi Ceiling and Table Lights

Coming soon to Podium Browser

We're adding new content to Podium Browser every week! 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.

Essentials: Rendering in SU Podium V2 Plus is on sale for $14.95 through April 1, 2015.

Jim Kenney's ebook is one of the most thorough training supplements available for SU Podium, and includes 187 pages of beautifully illustrated tutorials, detailed walk-throughs, tips, and best-practices for setting up lighting, materials, and render settings in SU Podium V2 Plus.

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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