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 SU Podium V2.6.046 was released

SU Podium V2.6.046 was released containing two minor bugfixes.

  • Toggle point/spot lights - The command to toggle all point/spot lights on and off was broken in the previous two SU Podium versions. This tool is now fixed in V2.6.046.
  • Deactivtion bug - V2.6.046 fixes a bug that prevented some users from deactivating their license from the license manager. This caused users to reach the activation limit when updating SU Podium or swtiching computers.

This is a free update for licensed SU Podium V2.6 users. Please remember to deactivate your current version in the license manager, then uninstall V2.6.04x before you install V2.6.046. Detailed updating procedures are found on this page.

 Tutorial - Basic lighting for scenic design

This is a beginner level tutorial for scenic designers who want to add realistic lighting to theatrical sets in SketchUp.

These are the topics covered in the video:

  1. Setting up a dark lighting environment to simulate the inside of a theater
  2. Adding spotlights and adjusting their color, radius, and intensiy.
  3. Add blurred reflection to the stage to give it a more lifelike appearance.
  4. Suggested render settings.

 Latest Podium Browser uploads

Recent Podium Browser uploads include outdoor seating from Blue Dot and Safivah, Pompy storage shelves, bookcases, and desks, and additional 3D plants and trees.

Blu Dot chairs

Blu Dot sofas

Safivah outdoor seating

Pompy storage and bookcases

Pompy desks

New 3d trees:

New 3d plants:

Save $40 on Podium Browser when you upgrade to SU Podium V2.6

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.

 Ongoing Webstore Deals

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