Podium V2 and Podium Browser Integration
Podium Walker integrates nicely with both SU Podium V2 and Podium Browser, however here are a few things to keep in mind.
Download a test scene: If you’re curious about Browser and SU Podium integration, our Pavilion test scene is available to download, and includes both Podium Browser components and various Podium V2 properties. This model has a light fixture, 3D tree, glass material, blurred reflections, direct reflections and furnishing from Podium Browser.
1. Supported V2 Lights and Material Properties
Podium Walker supports most light and material properties in V2 and V2+, including the following:
SU Podium V2 – Reflections and blurred reflections
SU Podium V2 – Refractions
SU Podium V2 – Bumps
SU Podium V2 – Omni lights
SU Podium V2 – Spot lights
SU Podium V2 – LEM materials (light emitting materials)
Note: LEM materials are processor intensive and can lead to substantially longer render times. These are best used with a relatively high-spec workstation.
2. Video Series: Designing with Podium Walker & Browser
In this four part video series, we first design a model primarily with render-ready components from Podium Browser, and then visualize the design with both SU Podium V2 and Podium Walker. Material covering Podium Walker begins with Video 3, so if you’re already comfortable with Podium Browser and SU Podium, feel free to skip ahead.