What's New in SU Podium December 2015

 Gallery Forum Images of the Month

Season's greetings, and a very happy New Year to our users! Thanks to all of you it's been another fantastic year in the SU Podium community. This month's featured images are from the following designers:

The Gallery Forum is a fantastic place to find inspiration, receive critique, and learn new tips and tricks to perfect your Podium Renders. Click here to browse the Gallery Forum.

 Coming soon: Podium Panorama Server

Coming soon: Easy panorama uploads without leaving SketchUp. Fast, simple, free of distortion!

We're working on an easy to use hosting platform for your Panorama images with one-click uploads directly from Podium Image Editor.

Our aim is to provide a hassle-free way for you to upload and share your Podium panorama presentations with your clients. Expect the following functions:

  1. Store your Panoramas on our server: Upload your pano and leave the rest to us. Your panorama presentations will automatically be given a unique URL—simply copy the link and share it wherever you want.
  2. Organize your Pano files: Create a free account and access all your panorama files from the same page. Sort your images into categories to organize your portfolio of panorama presentations.
  3. Upload from the web or directly from PIE: Your choice. Upload your panorama from a web based inferface (similar to Spherecast.org), or if you prefer do it all in SketchUp, simply convert and upload from Podium Image Editor.
  4. Distortion free: No more wavy lines! Our platform is designed to display your Podium panoramas as they're meant to be seen.

 New Podium Walker Animation - Season's Greetings!

Animated by Cadalog Inc, in Podium Walker v1.3

Don't forget, Podium Walker v1.3 has been released and now includes Light-maps for all lighting types:

  • Lightmaps: Light-maps are form of pre-rendering in which lighting information is calculated and "baked" into your model. Lighting calculations can now be done earlier in the design process giving users far more leeway to make iterative design decisions. Light-maps make last minute changes to an animation far less time-intensive.

  • Render and export in a fraction of the time: Once your animation is finalized, Podium Walker, will be able to export your video in a fraction of the time it would have taken without light-maps because the scene has already been ray-traced.

  • UI Additions in PW V1.3 - There is now a Create/Update lightmap button in the Podium Walker UI in addition to the Lightmap on/off toggle that was there before. A light map mesh size UI has also been created. The default is 2 inches. If the mesh size is too small, the rendering may crash.

Note: This update is currently available only for Windows users, but we are working hard on the Mac update and will have it ready as soon as possible.

 Download Podium Walker V1.3 here

We're still working tirelessly to expand the Podium Browser catalog. Here are some of the new couches, fireplaces, and 2D plants that were uploaded in December:

New couches:

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.

 Ongoning Webstore Deals

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. $29.95 ends soon.

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

V2+ is a free upgrade: If you have not yet upgraded to SU Podium V2 Plus, don't forget that V2+ is now available as a free update for all existing Podium users! V2 Plus supports SketchUp 2014 (Win/ Mac), 2013 (Mac only), and SketchUp 8 (Win/Mac). Please Click here to Download SU Podium V2 Plus.

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.


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