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Gallery Forum - Images of the Month

Another month, another set of stunning renders from our forum contributors! This time around we've got a stunning new exterior by "ennvee," new interior sets by Gijs Coolen & Dmitry Paukov, and an extremely cool industrial render by forum user "RvA." Thanks everyone for your contributions, and excellent work all around.

  1. Gijs Coolen :: Forum Thread // Portfolio
  2. "ennvee" :: Forum Thread
  3. Dmitry Paukov :: Forum Thread
  4. "RvA" :: 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.

Thousands of items now in the Podium Browser!

Over 850 free Browser items included for all Podium users.

100+ new ceramic roof components, additional Kohler sinks, and 20 new dynamic fireplace components.

20 Dynamic fireplace components with 6 settings each

In addition to the new fireplace models, we've also added a huge number of new roof components, mosaic tiles, new dynamic chair components, and much more. Here's a small sample of the new Browser components we've added in the past few weeks:

Wallpaper 01

Terracotta style roof models

Tiling shingle and roofing materials

Dynamic Chairs - Many of our new chair and ottoman models come with one or more variations accessible through SketchUp dynamic component options. Be on the lookout for the green dynamic-component icon, and thumbnails that show multiple versions of an item.

New mosaic tile materials

Additional Kohler sink models

We're adding new content to Podium Browser every week! Podium Browser is still only $59.00 and currently 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.

In this month's tutorial we go back to basics, and take a thorough look at interior rendering in SU Podium. The ability to render highly realistic interior spaces with relative ease is one of Podium's greatest strengths, and our range of presets makes it incredibly easy to get the results you're looking for.

The Quick Start: Interior Rendering tutorial goes through the process step-by-step, explaining when and why each preset is useful, how to use the Podium light & material systems, and how to gain extra control over scene illumination using hidden LEM lights.

Click here to read!

As always, if you have any problems with the use of a specific tool or technique, feel free to post your question in the SUPlugins Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials forum.

Podium Walker v1.2.3 Version Update: New Mac & PC builds available!

Updates - Podium Walker 1.2.3 is now available for both Mac and PC. The latest Mac build addresses and resolves the sudden crash issue that some models were inexplicably creating. This brings the Podium Walker Mac version up to speed with the latest Windows build, with both versions now using the Embree intersect calculation engine for better ray-tracing efficiency. Both versions have also received better anti-aliasing amount options/controls.

Need more info? - Click here to read more about Podium Walker v1.2.3.

The newest Podium Walker builds are available here: Download Podium Walker v1.2.3

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).

CAUSE: With the introduction of SketchUp 2014, Trimble chose a new Windows directory for the default SketchUp plugins folder.

The default plugins location is now in the AppData folder under your User account name. In other words here:

C:\Users\Yourusername\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2014\Plugins\

The new plugins directory has introduced two problems for practically all SketchUp plug-in applications:
  • First: If you have multiple users on the same computer, you will notice that SU Podium V2 Plus will only display for one user when using SU 2014, and will not be available to other users accounts on that computer.
  • Multi-byte character issue: Is a bug in SketchUp 2014 which has not yet been fixed in 14.1.1282. This if you have a user account name that uses multi byte characters, SU Podium V2 Plus will not load and you will see error messages when you open SketchUp after installing SU Podium V2 Plus.

To solve these two problems we have created a special install called the APAC version which installs SU Podium V2 Plus to this folder: C:\ProgramData\SketchUp\SketchUp 2014\SketchUp\plugins\. This effectively eliminates both of the above problems.

Solution: Click here the APAC version, and additional information.

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.

Essentials: Rendering With Podium V2 Plus by Jim Kenney: Jim Kenney's new book includes 187 pages of beautifully illustrated tutorials, walk-throughs, tips, and best practices for setting up lighting, materials, and render settings in SU Podium V2 Plus. Essentials is available as an ebook at the Cadalog Webstore or as a physical book at

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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