What's New in SU Podium for SketchUp - June 2018

 AIA Conference 2018 - New York City

Cadalog, Inc. is attending the AIA 2018 Architecture Expo, this Thursday and Friday June 21-22 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York city.

We always look forward to chatting with Podium users, answering questions, giving demonstrations, and discussing our shared passion for rendering and architectural visualization.

No doubt this will be an exciting convention in one of the world's great cities, and we hope to see some of you there!

Cadalog will occupy Booth 1075, right across from SketchUp!

ProWalker v1.1.5 was released this month

 SU Podium users can still purchase ProWalker GPU with a 50% off upgrade price until July 31, 2018.

This is a significant update with several improvements to ProWalker's animation tools and workflow. Additionally, this version fixes the LEM Power mismatch between SU Podium and ProWalker GPU, and adds an "LEM Strength" slider to the lighting interface for making real-time adjustments to light emitting material brightness. Find a full overview of new features beneath the download:

ProWalker can now read date/time information from your SketchUp scenes, allowing for smooth shadow/timelapse animaton! Watch a tutorial here.

The following tools and features have been added in the V1.1.5 update:

  • Fade and crossfade transitions - Transition smoothly between scenes and motion paths, without the need for an external video editor.
  • Animate shadows - ProWalker can now read date/time from your SketchUp scenes, allowing smooth shadow animation to show the passage of time.
  • More intuitive control over camera speed - You can now set an exact duration for a motion path instead of using inches/second to set camera speed.
  • Keyframe easing - Camera motion can ease-in and ease-out at the beginning and end of a motion path, for smoother camera movements.
  • Improved LEM support - Light emitting material brightness now matches SU Podium more closely, and an LEM strength slider has been added.
  • Designate render mode, speed, and quality for each keyframe - When rendering animations with multiple motion paths, you can now set the render mode on a per-bath basis. This means you can switch between render modes for different scenes of your video, adjust the sample count/quality for each shot, and speed up/slow down the camera for each path.

Download ProWalker GPU v1.1.5

  ProWalker GPU download page

 Recent Podium Browser Uploads

So far in June we've uploaded new dining room and office assemblies, as well new kitchen/bar stools.

20 new dining assemblies

New stools

Office and desk assemblies

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.

 SketchUpTrainer.com - Podium Rendering Webinar July 26

Dan Brown at SketchUpTrainer.com is holding an SU Podium rendering webinar on July 26, 2-5PM ET.

"This lesson gives you the tricks and techniques to create photorealistic renderings with SketchUp and SU Podium. Learn how to create reflective materials, lights, and techniques for interior and exterior renderings. This session finishes up by creating a composite rendering and adjusting in Photoshop."

Dan has extensive experience teaching SketchUp and SU Podium, and this is an ideal course for beginners who want a guided introduction to render techniques. See more details on the event page.

Register for the webinar here.

 Ongoing Webstore Deals

Upgrade now for a 10x speed increase during the "Processing scenes" render pass, Podium Panoramas, improved Podium Image Editor, analyse tool and material improvements.

Upgrade to V2.5 here

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.

Get Podium Browser here

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.

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