ProWalker GPU

ProWalker GPU still-frame by Nick Harvey

Welcome to ProWalker GPU

In ProWalker GPU we've taken the same great visualization and camera fly-through tools that are in Podium Walker and massively upgraded the render engine by integrating 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.
  • NVIDIA's AI-based Denoiser performs predictive noise reduction during the pathtracing process, speeding the process to a final image or frame by four or five times.

ProWalker still visualization. Modeling by Nat Ellis.

Immediate Visual Feedback

Progressive rendering means you don't have to wait for a frame to finish to decide whether it looks right!

Make changes and watch the viewport update immediately.
Preview your lighting, test different backgrounds, then simply let ProWalker refine the image to completion.

Four different render modes to suit your deadlines
Flexible speed/quality options from simple and fast to fully photorealistic when you have a bit more time to spend. Read about samples/quality in Iray

GPU Acceleration

Iray harnesses the power of supported NVIDIA graphics cards and CUDA computing to accelate the render process.

Please read here for hardware requirements, recommendations, and links to relevant benchmarks for ProWalker and Iray.

HDRI / Image-based lighting

ProWalker includes five HDRI backgrounds in the installation, and licensed users are entitled to 40 additional HDRI backgrounds/skies that can be downloaded on the website and added to ProWalker.

  Read more: HDRI rendering in ProWalker GPU

Effortless workflow integration

ProWalker supports all the SU Podium materials, lighting, and surface properties you're already used to, meaning you can move seamlessly between plugins without any headache.

Comprehensive support for the models and materials in Podium Browser makes designing with Podium fast and fun.

ProWalker GPU produces gorgeous still imagery, and makes a fantastic GPU based visualization option to complement SU Podium. All SU Podium material properties are supported—design with the Podium Browser library for maximum efficiency!

ProWalker GPU Video Examples

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Hardware questions: ProWalker is designed with a strong emphasis on GPU based rendering. Although the plugin will fall back to the CPU if a supported NVIDIA graphics card is not present, Iray is significantly less efficient without GPU acceleration. Please read the following page for more detail: ProWalker GPU hardware recommendations.

Download ProWalker GPU with Iray