SU Podium

SU Podium Version 2.5+ for SketchUp

Easy to learn, beautiful, photorealistic rendering. Bring your drawings to life faster than ever. 

SU Podium exists so that anyone can create beautiful, photo-realistic renders from their SketchUp models without the pain and frustration of learning a complex program. SU Podium runs completely inside SketchUp from start to finish, and makes use of the SketchUp features that you’re already familiar with to achieve impressive results. SU Podium is intuitive to SketchUp users, easy to grasp for beginners, and the simple interface and versatile presets cut the learning curve to minutes instead of months.

SU Podium is compatible with SketchUp 8, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Windows or Mac.

Why should I use SU Podium?

SU Podium uses a high-end, biased raytracing engine combined with a physical sky system and a set of carefully calibrated presets to make SketchUp rendering straightforward and enjoyable. 

Cadalog’s workflow philosophy has always been to simplify the rendering process, and help you get from SketchUp scene to beautiful photorealistic image as efficiently as possible, and amaze your clients in the process.

The SU Podium V2.5 Plus user interface is simple and does not require advanced knowledge of rendering techniques.

Raytracing and Global Illumination: SU Podium uses a photon mapping algorithm that provides accurate raytracing and global illumination that yields beautiful, photo-realistic images. Although the user does not have to be aware of what technology is being used, it’s important to note that you can obtain high quality images with realistic reflection and lighting, quickly.

Multi-Threading: SU Podium uses multi-threading of your CPU so much of the rendering process will use all your processors (Dual/ Quad/ Eight).

Cross-platform accessibility: SU Podium V2.5 Plus also supports 64 bit as well 32 bit, Windows or Mac operating systems, with support for SketchUp 8 thru SketchUp 2016. Over 40,000 licenses have been sold world wide.

Realistic Materials

An essential part of creating SketchUp models is applying textures to faces. SU Podium can turn these plain textures into very realistic materials, quickly and intuitively via the Podium material user interface. Reflections, refractions, bump maps and other advanced properties can be applied to a specific SketchUp materials. When rendered these properties bring the model to life by reflecting light and the environment. You can use standard SketchUp materials as well higher resolution textures from a variety of libraries as well as Podium Browser content.

SU Podium Browser

SU Podium Browser is a growing library of render ready components that can be dragged and dropped into the SketchUp model and then rendered.

Podium Browser is automatically installed with SU Podium and provides hundreds of free light fixtures, high resolution textures, 2D face-me plants, trees, and household components.

Podium Browser paid content: Podium Browser also has a rapidly growing paid library with thousands of additional components, including advanced 3D plants and trees, a huge selection of light fixtures, advanced Podium Materials and thousands of render ready household items like furniture, bathroom items, exterior items and more. Paid content is continuously added, usually with a few hundred additions per month. You can view the Paid content images in the Browser freely, but you will not be able to “click and drop” Paid content into SketchUp without an active Paid content license.

  • SU Podium v2.X to v2.5+ Commercial Upgrade

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  • SU Podium v2+ Educational

    SU Podium v2+ Educational 10 User Lab

    £240.00 + VAT [£288.00]
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  • SU Podium v1.X to v2.5+ Commercial Upgrade

    £75.00 + VAT [£90.00]
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