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

Podium Browser price is increasing in January, 2019

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 in January, 2019 when Podium Browser is purchased separately from SU Podium.

This means if you are already a licensed Podium user and are considering adding Podium Browser, January 2019 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 November include a large set of Christmas assemblies, trees, and decorations, new concrete and assorted materials, and 25 new light fixtures.

Christmas Assemblies:

Christmas Trees

Misc. Christmas decorations

Exterior christmas door decorations

Light fixtures

New concrete and miscellaneous 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