Now included with SU Podium V2.5.7, V2.5.8 and V2.5.9 for SetchUp 2017 / 2018/ 2019.
GenerateAll Scenes now installs automatically with the main SU Podium v2.5 for SketchUp 2017 thru 2019.
If you are using SketchUp 2016, GenerateAll Scenes is part of the Podium Extras .RBZ bundle, which can be downloaded here: Podium Extra tools and utilities.
NOTE - GenerateAll 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, and download the latest Podium update if needed.
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. Obtaining the plugin varies by SketchUp version:
- If you are using SketchUp 2018 - simply download and install SU Podium V2.5.8 here. GenerateAll is automatically included.
- If you are using SketchUp 2017 and already have Podium v2.5.6 installed - Download the SU Podium Extras v2.5.7 patch and run the installation. All Podium Extras will be installed, including GenerateAll.
- If you are using SketchUp 2016, make sure Podium is up to date, and then use the stand-alone Podium Extra RBZ installer: Install the Podium Extra.rbz
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.