Photorealistic Rendering

Create a realistic image your clients will love!

Your clients have been asking for it, and now you can deliver! This course will show you the ins and outs of creating photorealistic renderings using SketchUp and an extension called "Podium". Now you can bring your designs to life before they are built. Below are a few drawings from my design practice that I have created using Podium.

This course requires an extra download: Podium Extension (free 30 day trial available)

We will be working with a few different scenes from a SketchUp model that you will be able to download and practice with.

Topics will include:

  • Installing Podium
  • Lighting
  • Helpful settings
  • Preset overview
  • Podium's library of models and materials
  • Common Problems
  • And more!

Why Podium?

I chose Podium to use in my interior design practice. I was drawn to it because it has a lower barrier to entry than other rendering softwares. This includes the price. Starting at around $200 I was up and running providing my clients with images that helped them see themselves in their new space more clearly.

Your Instructor


Interior Designer and Instructor in sunny San Luis Obispo, California. Tammy has used SketchUp for over 9 years and uses it every single day in her interior design practice, Cody Design Studio.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
I've never used SketchUp before. Is this a good course for me?
Rendering requires you to have an intermediate knowledge of SketchUp tools. I recommend you go back to the basics first with the Floor Plan and 3D modeling course.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.