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.
There was a bug on the Podium Panorama server that prevented users from using the Panorama Tours feature.
This bug has been fixed, and the panorama tours feature should now function correctly at Panopdm.com.
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.
All SU Podium V2.6 licenses come with full access to Podium Browser paid content, which contains over 20,000 high quality, render-ready components, with additional models, materials, and light fixtures being added every month.
If you are already an SU Podium V2.5 user, purchasing the V2.6 upgrade for $59 is currently the most cost effective way to gain access Podium Browser content.
Podium Browser is still available as a standalone plugin for only $99.00. 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 to see the latest.
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
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