We have begun placing small icons in the bottom-left and bottom-right corners of Podium Browser thumbnails to mark special properties used by that component, including Podium light type, V2+ material properties, and dynamic components options.
Please see the following key for an explanation of each icon:
Dynamic Component :: The Dynamic Component icon identifies Podium Browser items with DC options available to users. Dynamic Components allow users to customize Browser components in various ways. For example:
- Lights: All of Podium Browser’s lights include DC options to turn the light fixture on/off, and most of them have additional parameters allowing users to toggle the light tone between yellow hued incandescent and cooler toned halogen/fluorescent bulbs.
- Windows: Many of our window components are extremely customizable, with dynamic component parameters that can control the proportion and shape of the window’s sections and components.
Omni Light :: The omni light icon indicates that a Podium Browser light fixture uses an omni light as its primary illumination method. A Podium Omni Light is a point light source that casts omni-directional illumination from a single point in space, with even intensity and falloff in every direction.
LEM – Light Emitting Material :: The LEM icon is used for light fixtures that employ Podium LEM materials as an illustration source. Unlike Omni and Spotlights, Podium LEM materials use actual SketchUp geometry to cast illumination into a SketchUp scene. LEM materials can be made invisible for use as “fill lights,” or can be used as a visible illumination source (like a lightbulb, neon sign, etc.)
Spot Light :: This icon identifies light fixtures that use Podium Spot Lights. The Podium Spot Light is a directional light source that emits a cone-shaped light field with user-defined settings for the cone angle/width, and falloff (edge hardness/softness).
V2 Plus :: This icon indicates that the Browser component uses new V2 Plus material properties. These items are still usable in older versions of SU Podium, but will not render with V2 Plus properties. For example, an item that uses the Podium V2 Plus metallic material type will automatically render using the closest approximation available in older versions of Podium.