Generate All Scenes is now available in for SketchUp 2016 and 2017.
NOTE - Generate All will only work SU Podium V2.5.507 or above. Please check the About menu in the SU Podium pull down menu to see what version you have. GenerateAll is included in the SU Podium plug-in Podium Extras.
If you do not have V2.5.507 or above, download the most current version SU Podium V2.5.5x for SketchUp 2017 and 2016
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 or even saved to Podium Server's Watch folder, to batch render all .scripts without any further user input.. 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 or on any computer that has SU Podium V2.5.507 or above.
Download and Install:
To use Generate All , you need SU Podium V2.5.507 or above. This requires you to:
- First uninstall your current version of SU Podium. (Remember to save your license code before uninstalling.)
- Download the current version of SketchUp 2016/ 2017 here (there is no SketchUp 2015 version )
- Install the most current version of SU Podium V2.5.5x. Activate the license.
- Install the Podium Extra.rbz from within SketchUp Preferences - Install Extensions.
1. Uninstall first:
Before you install Generate All, you must install SU Podium V2.5.507 or above. To do this You must uninstall previous versions from your machine first. Please download the appropriate uninstall utility here:
Generate All is included in SU Podium plug-in, Podium Extra. .
2. Download and install SU Podium V2.5.5x
3. Download PodiumExtra.rbz and install it from with SketchUp. Download and read here.
4. 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" and let the process run.
To render a script to a photo-realistic image you can use Podium Server or use Render Manager in your SU Podium V2.5 program:
- Read about Podium Server (the best option) here.
- Read about the Render Manager feature in SU Podium here.