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What's New with SU Podium V2 for SketchUp

What's New December 5, 2013


1. SU Podium V2 Plus Beta2 - V2.16.910

    SU Podium V2 Plus Beta was released in August 2013 and continues to be updated for SU 8/ 2013Win, SU 2013/ SU 8 Mac is available. It is a free upgrade for SU Podium Version 2 owners. There is one bug left in the SU 2013 Windows version and it is explained in detail on the Version2 download page.
    Please read about it the new features here. Please download it from the Version 2 Plus download page.

2. SU Podium V2 November 2013 images of the month

    November 2013, Gallery Forum image of the month comes from Hamid.

    Click on the above image to see a higher resolution. Check his thread out here.

    These are not the only ones posted in November 2013. There are several very good designs and images on the Gallery Forum. The Gallery Forum is a great way to learn new tricks and tips to perfect your images. Click here to link to the Gallery Forum.

3. Podium Browser News

    The Kitchen Design Video tutorial
    This short video displays the various Podium Browser components used and various stages in the SketchUp design. Each stage is rendered with SU Podium V2. Design by Nat Ellis.

Click the image to watch the Kitchen Design short video tutorial. You will be redirected to a Podium Browser web page.

What was added and is being added to PB in November and December

  1. Bedroom furniture
  2. Kitchen components including cabinets, handles and other hardware.
  3. Updated Recessed lights that do not require trimming Video!
  4. Twenty 3D trees being added this week.
  5. Carpet material.
  6. Conference components - projectors, conference table, mircorphones, podiums.
  7. New 2D face me plants.
  8. Handicap signage and components.

    To see What's New quickly, open Podium Browser web page. Click on Agree. Then click on Show only recent files.

    Podium Browser is still only $59.00 for over 5,600 high quality, render ready components. Read about Podium Browser here.

    Podium Browser SketchUp Mac 10.9 Maverick's Safari 7 bug has been fixed. Please read about it here . If you are a Mac 10.9 users you will need to install the fix.

4. Preset Guide - learn how the SU Podium presets will work for you

An example scene rendered with 1.0.8 interior high preset described in the preset guide.

The Preset Guide, written by Jim Allen, will explain more about Podium's presets, which ones to choose, and will show the differences between them. This tutorial will give you quick insight on how to effectively use presets. It is applicable for both SU Podium V2 and SU Podium V2 Plus. The tutorial is highly recommended.

5. Podium Walker Outside Plaza video animation

Podium Walker 1.0.6/ 1.0.7 has been released. This version is a 32/64 bit for Windows and Mac for both SketchUp 8 and 2013. This version improves how well Podium Walker handles large models with hundreds of textures. Read the announcement here.
Read about Podium Walker and download the free trial. Introduction price is $99.00 (USD). Will increase to $129.00

Click above image to watch an embedded video created with Podium Walker - Outside Plaza by John Aikin
This video was recorded in 1280 X 720. To increase resolution, view in YouTube settings to HD and pick a larger screen size. The streaming will be slower.

6. Webstore specials

    Viso3D - convert your SketchUp model, add a Light Map and navigate it on the iPad

The Win/ Mac version of the Viso3D SketchUp export plug-in will convert your SketchUp 8 or 2013 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