What's New in SU Podium for SketchUp - June 2019

Andrew Trodler

Render by Andrew Trodler

Murat Art @emart_mimarlik

Murat Art @emart_mimarlik

New tree groves/clusters in Podium Browser!

 New ten part introductory video series

We have refreshed the getting started videos to incorporate interface changes and new tools in V2.5/2.6, and provide a deeper, more comprehensive introduction to SU Podium.

The eighth video in the getting started series, which demonstrates three ways to use LEM materials in an interior. Watch the whole series below.

This is now the recommended starting point for beginners to SU Podium, with several supplemental additions coming soon.

 Panorama tip - Gyroscope not working on iPhone

The recent iOS 12.2 udate has casued the the gyroscope to be turned off by default in Safari, meaning panoramas will no longer use the the gyroscope for position tracking unless specific actions are taken.

Solution: Two steps must be taken to restore gyroscope functionality with Podium panoramas.

  1. Go into Safari settings and make sure Motion & Orientation Access is switched ON. (Pictured right)
  2. You must view panoramas from the secure https site — In other words, instead of viewing your panorama from http://panopdm.com, make sure you use https://panopdm.com when you need the gyroscope.

 Recent Podium Browser Uploads

Recent Podium Browser uploads include 20 flowerbed assemblies, new tree/forest clusters, and electrical outlets and switches

Tree/forest clusters

Flowerbed/planter assemblies

Electrical outlets/switches

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.

 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

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

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