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Podium Walker V1.2.7 Win Released (Mac update coming)

New features improve the Embree engine to correct shadows. New light presets added.

    May 29, 2015. Cadalog, Inc., the maker of SU Podium V2.5 Plus and Podium Browser, both SketchUp plug-ins, has released, Podium Walker version 1.2.7, a photo-realistic animation plug-in for SketchUp. Currently, V1.2.7 works only on Windows. The Mac version is still on V1.2.5. Mac update is expected to be released in the coming months.

What is Podium Walker?

  • It is a photo-realistic, real-time, animations plug-in for SketchUp that allows for fast visualization and video animations.
  • It uses ray tracing and ambient occlusion to create keyframe, photo-real renderings and animations.
  • It works directly with SU Podium V2.5 Plus and/or Podium Browser. It reads SU Podium's reflections, blurred reflections, refractions, bump maps, omni lights, LEM lights and translates SketchUp sun position to create it's own sun and sky light.
  • It will export to video formats such as .mp4, .mov, .m2t and .avi.
  • Supports SketchUp 2015, 2014 and 8 Mac and Windows.
  • Supports Windows and Mac Maverick.
  • Introduction price - $99.00 (USD) for commercial licenses, $59.00 (USD) for student/ teacher licenses.

What's New in Version 1.2.7

    1. Correct shadow casting.
      Intel's Embree intersection calculation engine was employed in Podium Walker with version 1.2.3. This makes photo-realistic video animation that include SketchUp 2D Face-me components, render much more quickly than previous versions. There was a bug to do with this Embree engine in that the shadows of 2D face-me components such as Plants from Podium Browser, were cast incorrectly. This has been fixed.
    2. Shadows were cast incorrectly shadow casting in V1.2.7
    3. Save light panel settings as your own preset.

      In V1.2.7, you can now save the light panel settings in your own preset to be used over again. Light Panel settings allows you to change light variables like sun, ambient, omni and add light filters to the Podium Walker environment. These settings can now be saved in your own presets to be used over again in any Podium Walker session.
      The gamma setting that brightens mid tones levels has been improved as well.

Download and install Podium Walker

Real examples from designers. All models were created in SketchUp and SU Podium V2 Plus


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