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What's New in SU Podium for SketchUp

MAY 2014

Gallery Forum - Images of the month

We've got three great images featured this month, including a sharp, modern kitchen from John Atkinson, and an absolutely top notch exterior render from forum contributor "Homegrown3D."

Nick's scene (modeled by Teofilo Pardo Rodriguez) came about as a comparison image, showing how well Podium stacks up next to a render from a competing engine—check out Nick's comparison thread for more discussion.

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.

Over 10,700 items now in the Podium Browser!

850 free Browser items included for all Podium users.

43 Kolbe Windows, over 60 Kohler bathroom furnishings, and more.

This month we've introduced a huge batch of Kohler bathroom furnishings, over 40 Kolbe window components, 16 curtains, and a wide selection of new face-me people to help you populate your scenes. Here's a small sample of the new Browser components we've added in the past few weeks:

Sixteen new curtains

Wallpaper 01

New 2D "face-me" people

Wallpaper 01

New Kohler bathroom furnishings and accessories.

43 assorted Kolbe window models

We're adding new content to Podium Browser every week! Podium Browser is still only $59.00 and currently includes over 10,700 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.

For this month's video quick tip we delve into some basic post-processing, and discuss how we can add "light bloom" to a Podium render. Light bloom is used quite frequently in modern architectural visualization, and when used correctly it can really liven up a image.

Read: Click here to watch the light bloom tutorial

As always, if you have any problems with the use of a specific tool or technique, feel free to post your question in the SUPlugins Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials forum.

The Tilburg video was created using Podium Walker 1.2.2, which will be released has been released for Windows.

Version 1.2.2 includes one major feature upgrade, which gives users the ability to increase anti-aliasing. Increasing AA will slow the video output but eliminates most flickering of the reflection on very narrow faces. This version also incorporates the Embree intersection calculation engine which means there is no slow down if the model has 2D Face me components in it. Some alpha transparent rendering problems were also corrected in this new version.

The Mac version of 1.2.2 will follow shortly.

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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