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    using podium with sketchup

    has anyone else used podium with sketchup? i've just started using it, and all i can say is wow! here are some examples...
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    wow is right ... a few tweaks of the texture and i don't think i would have believed it
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    i know what you mean. it looks like a picture of the real thing....
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    What is Podium exactly?
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    That is pretty cool. can check it out the info below about the plugin Aaron.

    http://www.suplugins.com/

    "The free version will not expire. The free version is exactly the same as the commercial version EXCEPT it only outputs to 230 X 120 and 500 X 500 image resolution sizes."
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    Aaron, Podium is a rendering application. There's also Kerkythea which is also free with a free exporter and light components. It has no output size limitations and will support multiple scenes and animation.





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    since i am using the free version of sketchup 7, how can i get my files into kerkythea to be used?
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    It doesn't matter that you are using the free version of SU. You need the SU2KT plugin. You can get it here.
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    thanks! first time i used podium, i thought it was like looking at a picture.
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    The photographic look can be nice but in order to make it work right you need to use some very good materials, especially wood grain materials.

    I like doing a combination of rendering and line drawings. This is dead simple stuff and quite quick to do.



    By the way, it isn't real noticeable but I put a point light source under the near raised desktop to get a little light inside.
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