There is a minor licensing bug in SU Podium V2.6.046 and lower for Windows, which causes Podium Browser to become deactivated even though SU Podium V2.6 had been fully activated up to that point. One simple/quick solution is to open the Ruby Console (Window > Ruby Console), then type pdm_vl into the box and press enter. This will re-validate the SU Podium license and should reactivate Podium Browser.
SU Podium V2.6.047 fixes this bug, so it is recommended that Windows SU Podium V2.6 users update to V2.6.047 at their convenience. This is a free update for SU Podium V2.6 license holders.
Uninstall before updating - Remember to uninstall your earlier SU Podium version before you update. If you are updating SU Podium within the same SketchUp version, you can simply choose the "uninstall" option to uninstall SU Podium within the SketchUp extension manager. Then download and install the V2.6.047 update. Your license should stay activated through this process.
Compatible with NVIDIA RTX 30xx cards - ProWalker V1.2.5 was released for SketchUp 2019 through 2021 and includes support for the latest NVIDIA Ampere GPU architecture. This is currently the only ProWalker GPU version that will work correctly with NVIDIA RTX 3070, 3080, and 3090 GPUs.
ProWalker V1.2.4 and earlier will fall back to CPU rendering mode when used with 30xx cards.
This version is available for SketchUp 2019 - 2021.
In this project breakdown tutorial we work through the creation of an A-frame cabin surrounded by snowy terrain and decorated with Christmas lights and lawn decorations from Podium Browser.
The video covers three methods for creating snowy terrain, and suggests a few plugins to use for organic terrain modeling. We also demonstrate how to you can quickly create string lights using a plugin called "Copy along path". Then we render the image with ProWalker GPU, and post-process with Photoshop.