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What's New with SU Podium V2 for Google SketchUp

What's New May 2, 2012

1. Drop by the AIA Expo, SU Podium Booth 1809

    If you are planning to attend this year's AIA Conference and Expo, please drop by the Cadalog, Inc. booth. We will be right across from the SketchUp booth (Google or Trimble?) David Wayne and Nicolas Harvey will be the demonstrating SU Podium V2, Podium Browser, PodiumWalker and SU Animate. There will be a special promotion going on for AIA attendees. So make sure you drop by.

2. This month's SU Podium image

    This month image features an interior design presentation by Gdesign:

    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 pick up some ideas for your rendering. Click on the Gallery Forum.

3. PDM Browser: What's new? A lot.

    SU Podium Browser 2.0 An additional 150 new Paid components were added since the last e-news and Cadalog is planning several hundred more in May and June. A vast amount of the new content in April is in VectorPro category which includes furnishings, sofas, bathroom items. But other content has been added to exterior and household categories. Everything is Podium render ready. Check out the new Facebook account for SUPlugins which focuses on new components on the browser here - SUPlugins Facebook.

4. PDM Browser: $39 (USD) in May 2012. You can justify it.

    Click on the above image to launch a YouTube video that shows how to create this image using Podium Browser render ready paid components.
    You may have missed out on the $29 special, but we have only increased the SU Podium Browser to $39 for May 2012. This price will go up to $49 further in June as planned. $39 (USD) will purchase you a permanent Paid license and give you access to hundreds of additional components as they come on line. Podium Browser is web server based so new content is automatically available when it is uploaded. Also, please note, three or more licenses are discounted. Click here to purchase

5. An introduction photo-realistic rendering- Part 2 Textures

6. New version of RenderAll V2 BETA released

    Cadalog has quietly released a new beta version of RenderAll V2 for Podium V2. Why quietly? There are enough known problems to make us hesitate to highly recommend this especially if you are pressed for time. However, if you are looking for a way to produce the high quality V2 images for your animation frames, RenderAll will work. RenderAll will produce object animations too.

    Read about it here: Render All V2 May 2012 Beta

7. Tips and Tutorial page

    Check out the new SU Podium V2 tutorial page that consolidates all the various tutorials here

8.What are we working on?

    We are working on the following:
  • Port of the SU Podium V2 user interface to native Windows and Mac. Moving away from SketchUp web dialog boxes. This will increase stability, allow for advanced option tab and give us the ability to quickly localize the UI.
  • Consolidation of what features will go into Podium V3.
  • Podium Walker beta release. This is the SketchUp plug-in version of SU Walk. Reads Podium V2 rendering properties instantly. Real time animations in SketchUp. The first release will be for Windows.
  • Mac version of Podium Walker beta release.
  • More content for Podium Browser.