What's New in Podium Browser - November 2018

SU Podium V2.6 Beta is now available with HDRI lighting!

Created by Matt Leavell with ProWalker GPU

Zeus Shih - Mr. Cloud

Andres Covarrubias - Portfolio

Our featured images used all the following Podium Browser components:

Podium Browser price is increasing from $59 to $79 on January 1st

We have been steadily growing the Podium Browser content library for over five years, and it has evolved into a time-saving resource we are very proud of!

In order to continue adding content and value to Podium Browser, we have decided to increase the price from $59 to $79 on January 1, 2019 when Podium Browser is purchased separately from Podium.

This means if you are already a licensed Podium user and are considering adding Podium Browser, December is the last month to get it before the price increases.

 SU Podium V2.6 BETA with HDR image-based lighting

SU Podium V2.6 has been released for Beta testing

Version 2.6 is considered a major feature update and will require a small upgrade fee. Here is what's coming in the first V2.6 release:

  1. HDR image-based lighting - New lighting alternative for sun/sky.
  2. 40 HDRI backgrounds available in Podium Browser
  3. Changes to Podium Browser interface and licensing - Podium Browser will be fully included with SU Podium V2.6 license. Note on this below.
  4. Podium render settings can now be saved with individual SketchUp scenes, improving batch rendering workflow efficiency.
  5. Added support for 32-bit .HDR post-processing in PIE with "Adaptive linear tonemapping."
  6. Multi-threaded Podium exporter - Processing scenes is faster for large models.
  7. New set of presets for rendering to .HDR.

Additionally, V2.6 will be the active update path in the future, meaning all future updates to SU Podium will require a V2.6 license. Incremental V2.6xx updates will be free. Information about upgrade pricing will be available closer to the official V2.6 release.

 Latest Podium Browser uploads

Podium Browser uploads in September and October include wall planters, stools and chairs, over 40 fabric textures, sofas and ottomans, reception/waiting room assemblies, 14 national flags, and assorted pendant, wall, and table lamps.

Pendant lights:

Stools and chairs

Sofas and poufs

14 National flagpoles

Hospital reception and waiting room assemblies


Wall planters

Table lamps and wall fixtures

Over 40 new fabric materials

We're adding new content to Podium Browser every month!

Podium Browser is still only $59.00 and includes thousands of 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.

 Ongoing Webstore Deals

Upgrade now for a 10x speed increase during the "Processing scenes" render pass, Podium Panoramas, improved Podium Image Editor, analyse tool and material improvements.

Upgrade to V2.5 here

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.

Get Podium Browser here

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.

2nd License Specials for SU Podium V2 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, get the second license of each for 25% off the list price. Buy here