Render Contest winners - Breakdown pages
Coming Soon - Podium Walker with NVIDIA Iray
New in Podium Browser: 50 kitchen accessories and appliances, 10 apartment units
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This month's slideshow features the top five finishers in last month's Podium Browser Render contest!
Contest breakdowns: Click below to see how each of the top four scenes from the Podium Browser render contest were constructed, which Browser components were used in the designs, and how the final renders came together:
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 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. Used in photo-real mode with a high number of samples, Podium Walker with Iray is even capable of high enough quality for still visualizations.
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:
See additional video examples here.
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.
Download Podium Sever Beta here
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.
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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