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Gallery Forum - Images of the Month

Early January has been all about interiors on the Podium forums! So far this month, we've seen two excellent threads from "Kelleu" including a bedroom and a great looking study. Sanne Jansen and Andrew Chaloupka both had beautiful new apartment images to show, and Sam Powell re-imagined the classroom in this incredible visualization package showing off an innovative modular desk system. Sam even included an animation, depicting his classroom re-design in action; check it out!

  1. Sanne Jansen: "Apartment NL" :: Forum Thread
  2. Sam Powell "Classroom Project" :: Forum Thread // Watch the video here
  3. Andrew Chaloupka: "City Apartment" :: Forum Thread
  4. Kelleu: "Bedroom" :: 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 V2.19.00 Beta for SketchUp 2015 and 2014(Win/ Mac): Processing scenes is up to 10 times faster.

SU Podium V2.19.00 is a new version that employs a new Podium Exporter that is written in C++. Previous versions used a very efficient ruby code to export SketchUp geometry, textures, 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 several minutes or more in rendering time.

Click through to read more about the new SU Podium V2.19.00 export features, and Download Podium V2.19.00 Beta here.
Mac 64-bit Users: Improved Podium Analyse Tools can now flag and identify incompatible TIFF texture files.

TIFF texture files are currently incompatible with all 64-bit versions of SU Podium for Mac. If Podium crashes at render time in a 64 bit version of Podium for Mac, it is likely you have TIFF files in your file. (Read more about this bug here).

We have written a new Podium Tools Analyse, that can flag .tif or .tiff files and provide you with the file names. Please download and install it here. The installation file is an .rbz file and will create a different SU Podium V2 Plus Tools menu item.

Thousands of items now in the Podium Browser!

Over 850 free Browser items included for all Podium users, thousands more in premium library.

Coming soon: Outdoor residential furniture, planters, and benches!

Podium Browser saw incredible growth last year, was given a new interface, new customization features, categories, and thousands of new models and materials! With that said, we've got some awesome content planned for the coming months; right now we're working on improving the quality of some of our existing textures and materials, and have new additions coming to the Public and Residential categories, with new residential furniture, planters, bins, and benches on the way!

In the meantime, check out some newest items in the Podium Browser library:

Cappellini antique style chairs and tables

80 Cooper ceiling light fixtures

Cappellini modern chairs and tables

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.

Modeled by John Aikin and animated by Cadalog, Inc. in Podium Walker v1.2.5. Click image to play video.

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

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).

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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