Podium Browser Render Contest - Runs through November 3
Beta release - Light Fixture Outliner
News & Updates - New Cubic VR version and GenerateAll bug fix
October. 19 - SketchUpTrainer.com Photorealistic Rendering Webinar
New in Podium Browser: Hinkley & Eglo lights, New 3D plants and trees, additional Podium materials/textures.
What's New Archive
We've got four designers featured in the slideshow this month:
The Gallery Forum is a fantastic place to find inspiration, receive critique, and learn new tips and tricks to perfect your Podium Renders. Click here to browse the Gallery Forum.
The Podium Browser interior rendering contest continues until November 3rd, so there's still plenty of time to jump in!
Create an interior scene using components from Podium Browser, render with SU Podium, and win up to $1000!
Full contest details are here
Render contest forum
Light Fixture Outliner (Beta) is a free plugin to make selecting, organizing, and editing your Podium lights easier and more efficient than the standard SketchUp outliner.
LF Outliner provides an organized list showing only Podium lights and components in your model that contain Podium lights or LEM materials and links directly with the Podium light system dialog.
Read more and download the plugin here.
GenerateAll v1.0.22460 corrects a problem that caused GenerateAll to calculate incorrect shadow position for scenes in small SketchUp models (under ~50,000 faces).
The update uses a slight delay on each scene to ensure that GenerateAll remains "in sync" with SketchUp when calculating shadows.
Download the GenerateAll update here.
CubicVR v3.0.22533 fixes a previous issue that caused a mismatch between the SketchUp camera and the opening position of the Panorama VR presentation created from your SketchUp render.
This CubicVR update requires SU Podium V2.5.519, and ensures that the opening position of the spherical panorama matches camera position in the original SketchUp view.
Download the CubicVR update here.
We're still working tirelessly to expand the Podium Browser catalog. So far this month we've added new 3d trees/plants, Eglo and Hinkley light fixtures,
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.
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. $29.95 ends soon.
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
V2+ is a free upgrade: If you have not yet upgraded to SU Podium V2 Plus, don't forget that V2+ is now available as a free update for all existing Podium users! V2 Plus supports SketchUp 2014 (Win/ Mac), 2013 (Mac only), and SketchUp 8 (Win/Mac). Please Click here to Download SU Podium V2 Plus.
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.
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