What's New in SU Podium for SketchUp - April 2018

Cor Niflet - Kitchen

Model by Lê Quốc Tài‎, rendered by Cadalog with ProWalker GPU

John Lopez - House render

Zeus Shih - Day Scene

 Coming soon - Podium Browser interface changes

Podium Browser interface changes are coming soon. We are getting ready to roll out an updated version of Podium Browser, which incorporates UI changes to make category browsing faster, and also addresses several nagging issues with the licensing system that we were facing behind-the-scenes.

New Podium Browser interface coming soon

IMPORTANT - To make the change-over as smooth as possible, the two versions of Podium Browser will exist concurrently at first.

Because of the licensing updates, your current license key will not work in the new version of the plugin — it must be "exchanged" for a new serial number.

A separate email will be sent to all licensed Podium Browser users with instructions for exchanging your current license key for one that will work in the updated plugin.

 ProWalker v1.1.4 BETA has been released

This is a significant update with several improvements to ProWalker's animation tools and workflow. Additionally, this version fixes the LEM Power mismatch between SU Podium and ProWalker GPU, and adds an "LEM Strength" slider to the lighting interface for making real-time adjustments to light emitting material brightness. Find a full overview of new features beneath the download:

ProWalker can now read date/time information from your SketchUp scenes, allowing for smooth shadow/timelapse animaton!

The following tools and features have been added in the V1.1.4 update:

  • Fade and crossfade transitions - Transition smoothly between scenes and motion paths, without the need for an external video editor.
  • Animate shadows - ProWalker can now read date/time from your SketchUp scenes, allowing smooth shadow animation to show the passage of time.
  • More intuitive control over camera speed - You can now set an exact duration for a motion path instead of using inches/second to set camera speed.
  • Keyframe easing - Camera motion can ease-in and ease-out at the beginning and end of a motion path, for smoother camera movements.
  • Improved LEM support - Light emitting material brightness now matches SU Podium more closely, and an LEM strength slider has been added.
  • Designate render mode, speed, and quality for each keyframe - When rendering animations with multiple motion paths, you can now set the render mode on a per-bath basis. This means you can switch between render modes for different scenes of your video, adjust the sample count/quality for each shot, and speed up/slow down the camera for each path.

Download ProWalker GPU v1.1.4 BETA

As this is a beta release, your feedback is greatly apprecieted, especially if you discover stability issues or something you believe might be a bug. We have set-up a ProWalker beta thread in the forum and will be monitoring closely to answer any questions:

  Download ProWalker GPU v1.1.4 BETA

 Recent Podium Browser Uploads

Through the end of February and early March we uploaded 5 new living assemblies, additonal cars, and large sets of bathroom, home office, conference room, and classroom assemblies. Here are some of the recent items:

Living Assembly 36 rendered with ProWalker GPU, 20,000 samples, PR Mode

Office Assembly 12 rendered with ProWalker GPU, 10,000 Samples, PR Mode

Living Assembly 22 rendered with ProWalker GPU, 10,000 samples, PR Mode

20 Bathroom Assemblies

5 Additional 3D Cars

Additional Vases and Planters:

New decorative items and throws:

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