This is a photo of me with Charm, taken sometime around 2000.
My name is Russell Cook. I worked as the lead developer on Renderosity from Sept 2000 to Feb 2002. After leaving Renderosity, my wife and I founded PoserPros in March 2002 and ran it until we sold it to DAZ in Feb 2005.
I've been involved with 3d graphics since 1990, when I was using ray tracers. I've since used Ray Dream Studio and Lightwave primarily. I wrote a multi-threaded, networked multi-machine ray tracer in C++ for the BeOS around ten years ago, and won a competition award from Be for it. These days most of my 3d work is aimed at helping my wife (Mehndi) in her art projects.
My software development background is primarily in C/C++ development on Windows/Unix, in which I have about 15 years of experience. I've also done quite a bit of LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) coding, having developed several website projects.
These days I mostly work in C#/.Net/ASP as work, and Objective-C/Mac/iPhone for my side projects. I currently have one iPhone application in Apple's iTunes App Store.