PodiumxRT Beta

Fast, real time pathtracing in SketchUp
An ideal companion to SU Podium V2.6 or Podium Browser

Still frame from PodiumxRT by Nick Harvey

PodiumxRT is a fast, real time photorealistic visualization plug-ins for SketchUp, which allow users to create high quality still images. It's an ideal companion to SU Podium V2.6 or Podium Browser stand alone.

Check out the introductory video tutorials.


PodiumxRT supports all SU Podium material properties and lights. Bring your scene to life with realistic reflection, refraction, and bump, and illuminate with point lights, spotlights, light emitting materials, and several physical sky and HDRI options.


PodiumxRT is a real time path tracing extension for SketchUp. It uses Denoise AI so the number of samples need to create a high quality image is few. You can also move around the rendered scene to find the best camera view in near real time.

ANIMATE features have not been included with this version

PodiumxRT beta: enhancing your SU Podium experience:

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PodiumxRT Beta

PodiumxRT emphasizes CPU based pathtracing . PodiumxRT is capable of very fast and high quality photo-realistic images. It supports all of SU Podium V2.6 and Podium Browser materials and lights. For both Windows, Mac Apple Silicon and Mac Intel machines. You do need SketchUp 2022 or 2023.

Hardware questions: PodiumxRT is designed with a strong emphasis on CPU based rendering. The more cores that your CPU has the better.