GenerateAll Beta plugin
Generate All Scenes is now available in Beta for SketchUp 2017, 2016/ 2015.
NOTE - Generate All will only work with SU Podium V2.5.519 for SketchUp 2016/ 2015 and V2.5.601 for SketchUp 2017. Please download and install the current version of SU Podium V2.5.x for SketchUp 2017, 2016/ 2015, if you want to use Generate All Beta.
What is Generate All?
Generate All is an extension that will generate a Podium render .script for some or all of the SketchUp scenes in a model. When invoked, Generate All processes the geometry, textures, and camera for each scene in you SketchUp model. The advantage of Generate All is that it is an automatic way of generating .script and TEXTURE folders for every scene.
SU Podium's Generate tool will create a folder with a sub-folder called TEXTURES (that contain all the textures of the SketchUp model) and a .script file.
Generate All, goes one step further than Generate, and applies Generate to every scene in the model. Then it creates a folder for every scene in a parent folder. The parent folder can then be used with Podium Server Beta to batch render all .scripts without any further user input required. Generate All is similar to Render All but instead of creating finished rendered images on your computer, Generate All creates the .script and related TEXTURE folder, to be rendered later or on a different computer.
Once generated, these .scripts can be rendered on a different computer using Podium Server Beta or on any computer that has SU Podium V2.5.19/ 2.5.601 or above.
Generate All uses the presets, image size and type, image format and all the environment variables selected in SU Podium's Options. The only option feature it does not use is the Save location. Generate All will prompt you for the save location for the .scripts and texture sub folders when it is invoked.
Download and Install:
To use Generate All Beta, you need the most current versions of SU Podium V2.5.x for SketchUp 2017 or 2016/ 2015. Download the most current SU Podium version here.
1. Install the most recent version of SU Podium V2.5.x
Generate All will be included in the next build of SU Podium and will not require separate installation in the future.
2. Download Generate All Beta .RBZ
Requires SketchUp 2017 or 2016 / 2015- Install from SketchUp Preferences → Install Extensions.
|Windows 7, 8, or 10||Windows 64-bit||Mac OSX|
|SketchUp 2017||Download .rbz file | Zipped .rbz||Download .rbz file | Zipped.rbz|
|SketchUp 2016/ 2015||Download .rbz file | Zipped .rbz||Download .rbz file | Zipped.rbz|
Install the the .rbz plugin from within SketchUp. In SketchUp 2017, go to Window menu, Extension Manager, Install Extensions. In SketchUp 2016/ 2015, go to Window > Preferences > Install Extension.
For the Mac SketchUp 2017 go to Window, Extension Manager, Install Extensions. For the Mac SketchUp 2016/ 2015, go to SketchUp, Preferences, Install Extensions.
3. How to use Generate All Scenes
Generate All will use the settings in your current Podium Options dialog box (including Preset, Image Size, Save location, and Environment settings), and apply them to all the scenes in your model. It's a good idea to render one or two scenes before committing to the Render All process. Once you start the Render All process, it is not easy to stop Podium from rendering the list of scenes.
Generate some or all scenes - GenerateAll's interface allows you to pick the scenes you want to generate .scripts for, if you want to render some but not all scenes. First click Clear or Invert to turn off all the Scenes in the Generate All dialog box. Then select the scenes you want to render. When you are ready to generate, simply press "OK". You will then be prompted for the location you want to save all the generated folders. Then let the process run.