What's New in SU Podium for SketchUp - August 2019

Render by Ben Smits

Render by Chris Carrera

Chris Carrera


 SU Podium V2.6 has been released!

The SU Podium V2.6 upgrade has been released with HDR image-based lighting and other new features noted below:

  1. HDR image-based lighting - Light your renders with 360° HDRI backgrounds.
  2. 30+ HDRI sky/background options available in Podium Browser for use in image-based lighting.
  3. Changes to Podium Browser interface and licensing - Podium Browser is now fully included with all Podium V2.6 licenses.
  4. Multi-threaded Podium exporter - Processing scenes is faster for large models.
  5. Render settings are now saved with individual SketchUp scenes.
  6. Support for 32-bit HDR post processing in Podium Image Editor.

Additionally, V2.6 will be the active update path, meaning a V2.6 license will be required for future incremental updates.

 Recent Podium Browser Uploads

Recent Podium Browser uploads include 20 new bedroom assemblies, bathroom mirrors, tubs and showers, and five additional vehicles.

Bedroom assemblies

New bathtubs

Bathroom mirrors

Shower hardware

Additional vehicles

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

Podium Browser is now fully included with all SU Podium V2.6 licenses — if you are a V2.5 user but don't have a Podium Browser license, the V2.5 to V2.6 upgrade is currently the most cost effective way to access Podium Browser content ($59.95). Podium Browser is still available as a standalone plugin for only $79.00 The library includs over 20,000 of high quality, render ready components, with additional models, materials, and light fixtures being added every month.

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

ProWalker GPU is a versatile visualization plugin that uses the NVIVIA Iray render engine and CUDA based GPUs to produce photorealistic still images and fly-through animations. ProWalker is 35% off for existing Podium users. Start a free trial 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