Creating high-quality animated walkthroughs is easy with Podium Walker. Bring your designs to life like never before.
Podium Walker is a real-time animation plug-in for SketchUp that allows users to create high quality animated visualizations and walkthroughs from their SketchUp models, quickly and easily. Podium Walker uses a keyframe based animation workflow to create an animated motion path out of your SketchUp camera views, and then a fast raytracing engine to render and export video files. Read more below, or watch the video to see Podium Walker in action!
Podium Walker is a real-time, photorealistic animation plug-in for SketchUp which allows you to quickly produce high quality animated walk-throughs and visualizations of your SketchUp models.
I. Crashes - Not enough system memory
The first case, is SketchUp models that are too large to be opened by Podium Walker and you are using a 32 bit operating system. If you have a 64 bit Windows or Mac system, make sure you download the 64 bit version of Podium Walker. The Mac version of Podium Walker uses the universal binary so it will detect whether or not your Mac has a 32 bit or 64 bit OS. But in any case, your system memory (RAM) must be greater than 4gb for Podium Walker to take advantage of the 64 bit operating system. If you have SketchUp models with hundreds of thousands of faces and/ or hundreds of textures they may fail to render. Check your models size by opening it in SketchUp and looking at the model info.
Look at SketchUp's Model Info and statistics. Make sure Nested Groups is checked on. How many faces does this model have? Is it hundreds of thousands? Millions? If so, you may need to upgrade your RAM memory and make sure you have a 64 bit OS.
Delete unnecessary models and components: Delete as many faces and textures that are not needed from your new model. Once deleted, Purge, Save and reopen your purged model. Check Model Info and keep deleting faces and textures until the size of the model is drastically reduced.
II. Crashes - Mac crashes instantly upon opening Podium Walker
Upon invoking Podium Walker, it crashes immediately and takes down SketchUp. Generally this will happen if the model has an "unusual" texture such as Photoshop .psd file in it.
Use SU Podium Tools Analyse to see.
The Podium Walker video gallery has dozens of additional sample videos submitted by users.
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The following avenues are available to users who require support for Podium Walker and other SUPlugins products:
Podium Walker is free to try for a 30 day evaluation period.
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