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What's New with SU Podium for Google SketchUp

What's New March 4, 2011

1. SU Podium V2.4 released - free update for V2 users

    Light color picker, generate scripts, Podium tools make this a "can't miss" update

  • New Light Property UI and convenient color picker to change your point light colors. Read Here.
  • Generate scripts - Use the new Generate command to save a Podium render script so you can render the .script later in OOPR. Read Here.
  • Tools - Analyse your model to see what Podium lights and reflections are in it. This is a good way to trouble shoot. You can also Reset the model and Toogle Point Lights. Read Here.
  • Podium Browser integrated into the tool bar. Read Here.
  • SU Podium V2 Win64 LEM bug fixed. Read Here.
  • Download SU Podium V2.4 Download SU Podium V2.4 from the http://www.suplugins.com/version2.php page or from the free trial page and install. There is no requirement to uninstall the previous version. If you are installing on top of the previous version, you will not need to activate the license. The trial version will automatically activate if you are installing on top of the previous full version.

2. SU Podium gallery image

    This weeks feature image from the SU Podium Forum gallery comes from Niko Baekelandt. This images was added to the new www.suplugins.com gallery as well.

    Click on image to view much larger resolution.

    SU Podium Forum gallery is a great place to see what others are doing with SU Podium V2 and the suggestions and comments that other users are making. It's a great place to pick up some ideas for your rendering .

3. SU Podium Browser - more fixtures added

    Click on image to read more about the Podium Browser.

    SU Podium Browser is a free Google SketchUp plugin that lets you download 3D light fixtures, 2D plants and textures from a web server directly to your SketchUp model. SU Podium Browser works with Google Sketchup versions 7 and 8, Windows and Mac.

    New wall and ceiling light fixtures specifically designed for SU Podium V2 have been added.

4.EditInPlace user story by Nicolas Harvey

    SketchUP is a really fun and easy modeler. With all the things you can do fast and easy, its not long before your scenes become bigger and bigger. Thats where frustration sets in. Modifying and navigating through small components in a big drawing becomes hell. There is no way you can zoom in and work on your smaller pieces like you could when the model was small, its really frustrating. They only way you can work effectively on those small parts is copy it to a separate file. That being unnecessarily time-consuming, you just leave it alone.

    Thats where EditInPlace changes it all; it does that all for you. Select the component, right click, EditInPlace; there you go! You can now work on your component the way it should be. No extreme and annoying zooms, no clipping, no slowdown due to the big drawing around and nothing unwanted in your field of view. I can't think of working in SketchUP again without EditInPlace, it just wouldn't make sense. Once you have tried it you'll know.

    EditInPlace has been released. Currently it is $25 (USD). Please click here to read about it.

5. FAQ update Tip section has been added

    How can you create the effect of a computer monitor or TV screen illuminating an interior space is the first tip.

6. New preset web page

    If the standard presets that come with SU Podium are not enough for you, please visit our new preset web page. There are four new presets ready to be downloaded. For example, exterior_103.pps preset will give you more control of your sun intensity and exposure sliders.

    Default with sliders at "zero".

    Exterior_103 with sliders at "zero".

7. What Cadalog, Inc. is working on

    1. Releasing SU Walk Beta 2, SU Podium V2.5 - streaming and caching will speed up rendering 3. Update of Render All that uses caching. 4. Beams program release. 5. IFC2SKP for SketchUp 8 release