2018 IN REVIEW

Looking back at a year in the SU Podium community

 Gallery Recap - 2018

Our users posted so many great images on the forums this year! We obviously can't show you everything, but here's a roundup of some of the beautiful renders you all showed us in 2018. We absolutely love seeing work from our users, and it is truly an honor to see SU Podium used to bring these projects to life. Thank you all so much for another wonderful year!

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SU Podium V2.6 Beta was released

SU Podium V2.6 is an upcoming feature update, adding image-based lighting with HDR backgrounds and incorporating changes to Podium Browser's interface and licensing. The upgrade to V2.6 will also include incremental v2.6x updates. The release is currently in public beta testing.

HDRI Lighting
HDRI Lighting

Support for image-based lighting via HDRI backgrounds.



New Podium Browser interface
Podium Browser

Interface redesign, plus SU Podium and Podium Browser now sold as a single license.


Multi-threaded Podium Exporter
Podium Exporter

Processing scenes is now a multi-threaded process and uses all CPU cores and threads.


HDR post-processing support
Post-processing

PIE now supports HDR editing and includes an "Advanced linear tonemapping" option.


V2.6 will be a paid upgrade when it hits official release - Because of the license changes to Podium Browser there are two upgrade "tiers" depending on whether you already own a Podium Browser license. The beta is free to try — please read below about licensing during the beta period.

 Latest tips and tutorials

Sunset pool with ProWalker GPU

This detailed project breakdown demonstrates how to set-up materials, hdri, and artificial lighting for a twilight/sunset exterior, and concludes with a simple fly-through animation.

  Read here

Depth of Field with Podium

This two part tutorial demonstrates how to render a z-depth pass with SU Podium, and then explains how to use that z-depth image to control a depth of field effect in Photoshop.

  Read here

ProWalker GPU Shadow Animaton

This tutorial covers the basics of animation in ProWalker GPU, and explains the process of creating a simple timelapse shadow animation.

  Watch here