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Gallery Forum - Images of the Month

The Podium gallery forums were packed with a wealth of amazing images this month including two excellent bathroom threads by Sanne Jansen, exterior images by Nat Ellis and Gijs Coolen, and a very neat hobby/sculpting space by forum user "Kelleu." Check the links below to see their forum threads:

  1. Sanne Jansen: "Bathroom Stockholm" :: Forum Thread. In addition to Sanne's featured image, also started a second bathroom thread here with some really nice images and a few very useful tips from some of our forum regulars.
  2. Gijs Coolen: "Facade" :: Forum Thread // Portfolio
  3. Nat Ellis: "New House" :: Forum Thread
  4. Kelleu: "Hobby/Sculpt Space" :: 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.

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season among family, friends, and loved ones, and would like to extend our sincerest thanks for being part of the Podium community this past year. 2014 has been an exciting time for SU Podium. We've navigated through two SketchUp version changes, introduced Podium V2+ and the Podium Image Editor, and added thousands of items to Podium Browser. We couldn't have done it without support from all of you!

So from the SU Podium team, we hope you have a very Happy New Year, and here's hoping 2015 is as fruitful as the year past!

This bug is limited to Mac V2.18.9xx 64 bit (SketchUp 8, 2014, 2015). If TIFF texture image files are present in your SketchUp model, OOPR will crash during processing scenes.

TIFF texture files are currently incompatible with all 64-bit versions of SU Podium for Mac. This problem is not present in any Windows or Mac 32-bit version. If your Mac version of SU Podium V2 Plus unexpectedly crashes while processing scenes, it's highly likely that your model contains TIFF texture images.

Note: Many 3D Warehouse models contain TIFF texture images, so if you are using models from 3D Warehouse and are encountering crashes at render time, be sure to check any texture files that came in with the downloaded models.

We are working on a permanent solution, however there are two work-around fixes available if you are experiencing crashes due to TIFF images.

For more detail, and full explanation of the two workaround solutions: Please read here.

Section Tool: We are happy to report that Section Tool for SketchUp 2015 Win/ Mac (64 bit), works very well and has yet to produce a crash even with large models.

We believe this is due to SketchUp 2015 being a 64 bit application which frees up some system memory for Ruby scripts to work in. Due to this fact, we will be including Section Tools in near future versions of V2.18.9xx for SketchUp 2015.

If you have not used Section Tool yet and you are using SketchUp 2015, download and install it here: Free plugins page.
Podium Browser - Missing Scrollbar (Resolved): Following a recent windows update, many Podium Browser users encountered a bug that caused the Browser's scrollbar and page navigation to disappear.

This bug has now been resolved--if you have been experiencing difficulties using Podium Browser in the recent past, all normal functionality should now be restored. This fix requires no action on your part.

Note: If you are still experiencing difficulties now or in the future, remember the Podium Browser standalone page is always available as a last resort.

Thousands of items now in the Podium Browser!

Over 850 free Browser items included for all Podium users.

New construction equipment, Cappellini chairs & tables, and 80 Cooper ceiling light fixtures.

Here's a small sample of the new Browser components we've added in the past few weeks:

Cappellini antique style chairs and tables

Wallpaper 01

Cappellini office furniture

Cappellini modern chairs and tables

80 Cooper ceiling light fixtures

Additional Kohler faucets

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.

The above was modeled by Nat Ellis and animated by David Wayne in Podium Walker v1.2.4

Podium Walker Version Update: New Mac & PC builds are now available and running in SketchUp 2015.

Updates - If you have moved to SketchUp 2015, or plan on doing so in the future, please download and install Podium Walker v1.2.4 below:

Need more info? - Click here to read more about Podium Walker v1.2.4.

The newest Podium Walker builds are available here: Download Podium Walker v1.2.4

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).

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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