Podium Walker still-frame by Nick Harvey

Welcome to the new and improved Podium Walker

In Podium Walker with Iray we've taken the same great animation and camera walkthrough tools you're used to and given the render engine a huge upgrade by migrating to NVIDIA Iray.

This means higher quality rendering

  • Iray Photoreal is a high-performance, unbiased path-tracer that generates photorealistic imagery through physically based light interaction.
  • Iray Interactive uses intelligent approximation algorithms to maximize performance and realism while minimizing noise.

Podium Walker still visualization. Modeling by Nat Ellis.

Progressive Path-tracing

Iray uses a progressive rendering algorithm, which means you don't have to wait for a frame to finish to decide whether it looks right. Make changes, iterate freely, and let Iray refine the image to completion. Read about samples/quality in Iray

GPU Acceleration

Iray harnesses the power of supported NVIDIA graphics cards to accelate the render process. Please read here for hardware requirements and recommendations for Podium Walker with Iray.

Comprehensive Material Support

Iray supports all the SU Podium material and surface properties you're used to; reflection, bump, refraction, light emitting materials in your Podium Walker animations will look better than ever before.

Podium Walker with Iray produces high enough quality imagery for use in still rendering, and can now act as a full visualization package on your GPU based hardware.

Podium Walker Iray example videos

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Hardware questions: Podium Walker with Iray is now optimized for GPU acceleration. If a supported NVIDIA graphics card is not present, Podium Walker will fall-back to the CPU, however rendering be slower. NVIDIA graphics cards GTX 1060 and better are recommended for rendering video.

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