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

Cor Niflet - Kitchen

Model by Lê Quốc Tài‎, rendered by Cadalog with ProWalker GPU

John Lopez - House render

Zeus Shih - Day Scene

 BETA Release - Adaptive lighting in panoramas

SU Podium V2.5.804 is available now as a Beta release - This is a free SU Podium update, which includes a new "Adaptive Panorama" function in PIE.

Panorama by Nat Ellis

The feature gives users an option to include an "adaptive lighting" effect when exporting to the Podium Panorama server. Panoramas exported with adaptive lighting turned on dynamically equalize the distribution of light and dark values as you rotate the camera. This can be as subtle or drastic as the user prefers—read more about settings below.

Download the Beta release:

Learn more about how to use the adaptive panorama feature, and see more examples here: Adaptive panoramas in PIE

  SU Podium V2.5.804/ 704 for SketchUp 2018 and 2017 BETA

 Coming soon - New animation tools in ProWalker GPU v1.2

ProWalker GPU v1.2 is on the near horizon, with several new animation functions, including fade/crossfade transitions, keyframe ease-in/ease-out, and support for shadow animation.

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

The following tools and features will be available in the coming 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.
  • 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.

Try ProWalker GPU for Windows (NVIDIA GPU strongly recommended).

  Try ProWalker GPU v1.1

 Recent Podium Browser Uploads

Through the end of February and early March we uploaded 5 new living assemblies, additonal cars, and large sets of bathroom, home office, conference room, and classroom assemblies. Here are some of the recent items:

Living Assembly 36 rendered with ProWalker GPU, 20,000 samples, PR Mode

Office Assembly 12 rendered with ProWalker GPU, 10,000 Samples, PR Mode

Living Assembly 22 rendered with ProWalker GPU, 10,000 samples, PR Mode

20 Bathroom Assemblies

5 Additional 3D Cars

Additional Vases and Planters:

New decorative items and throws:

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

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