What's New in SU Podium December 2016

 Gallery Forum Images of the Month

This month's slideshow features the top five finishers in last month's Podium Browser Render contest!

The whole field was extremely strong, so be sure to check out the full contest gallery here.

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.

 Podium Server Beta

New update - Podium Server Beta: The latest Podium Server beta release includes a tool that can monitor or "watch" a designated folder and automatically initialize a Podium render when a Podium script file is detected. This update extends the beta another 30 days and will likely be the final evaluation build before Podium Server is officially released.

  • Quick Tip: Network rendering with Podium Server: The Podium Server watch folder makes it possible to create renders over a network using a cloud-syncing service or LAN workgroup to communicate between machines. Read the following page for more information on this technique: Remote/network rendering with Podium Server, and don't forget to download the new build below.
  • Watch folder limitations: This is a beta feature, and we are actively trying to work out the limitations of the watch feature (i.e. - Maximum number of simultaneous scripts, script sources, etc.). If you encounter a point of failure, please don't hesitate to let us know.

 Download Podium Sever Beta here

 New SU Podium Update:

SU Podium v2.5.606 - There is a new SU Podium update available that fixes certain UI issues which causes text to overalp or disappear in some UI dialog windows.

Podium Styles: This update also fixes the installation path for Podium Styles. Podium Styles will now be installed in the correct directory and will show up in the SketchUp styles dialog as expected.

Please remember to uninstall previous versions of SU Podium before installing the new update.

 Download SU Podium v2.5.606 here.

Podium Walker is receiving a substantial render engine update!

Future versions of Podium Walker will use NVIDIA Iray for higher quality, GPU accelerated rendering. Iray is a physically based pathtracer with gorgeous lighting and robust material support. Iray uses progressive rendering to increase interactivity and visual feedback for easy iteration, and harnesses the power of supported NVIDIA graphics cards for accelerated render speeds.

A beta release is coming very soon; in the meantime, here are examples of an interior and exterior animations rendered in Podium Walker with Iray:

We're still working tirelessly to expand the Podium Browser catalog. In the past couple weeks we've added 30 new materials, additional trees and plants.....

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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