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What's New with SU Podium V2 for SketchUp

What's New January 2014


1. V2 Plus to be released with next version of SketchUp

Pending the release of the next version of SketchUp, we expect the release of SU Podium V2 Plus will happen on the same day SketchUp 2014 is released. SU Podium V2 will be a FREE update to SU Podium V2 customers. It will support SketchUp 2014 (Win/ Mac), 2013 (Mac only) and SketchUp 8 (Win/Mac). V2+ will not support SketchUp 7 so we will continue to sell and make V2 available for customers.

Please read about it the new features here.

2. SU Podium V2 January 2014 image of the month

January 2014, Images of the month are the new images created by Nat Ellis that are now part of the home page Before and After Slide show

To see the slide show at 1844 X 866 please click here. Wait a few minutes for the .mp4 to completely download before playing it.

However, there are several very good designs and images on the Gallery Forum this month and these will be featured in February 2014 What's New. 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

New Bathroom model and rendering illustrates several new interior components and light fixture from Podium Browser, as well existing ones.

Click on the image to see a much larger resolution.

What was added and is being added to PB in January 2014

3D tree category - several 3D hedges Cloud Backgrounds with transparent sky.
Hundreds of Wall Paper materials Interior doors, windows, sink, cabinets
Tables TOTO bathtubs
NYC backgrounds Bathroom components - showers, towels, etc.

About Clouds. This month we added two kinds of clouds in the background category.  Simple face-me cloud components are one kind. Seamless cloud backgrounds with transparent sky are another kind. These can be used to cast shadows and to be reflected in the scene. Using these clouds in the scene can create more realistic rendered images than adding a background sky and clouds in post-processing.

Click on the above image to see a much larger resolution.

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 5,800 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. Podium Walker, two new videos examples

The Podium Walker gallery has two new videos and an explanation of how these were created. Click on the above image to link to PW gallery or click here.

5. 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