November 2005 MOM danae

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November 2005 MOM danae | danae, VOM
Who is danae danae is basically me, Danae, born and raised (at most part) in Athens, Greece. I�ve been involved in Film making and Art Direction, Interior / Product design and Industrial design, before settling down as a 3D / CG artist. How long have you have you been rendering? I�ve been doing more modeling and texturing rather than rendering but I�ve been involved with 3D applications several years now but still not enough � only 3 or 4 years I think. What are you currently working on? Poser-wise: I must have over 10-15 projects waiting to be finished and actually become something. There are always a few characters or hair stashed away and waiting for completion. The process from concept creation to product release is not always smooth. As a matter of fact it�s a great test to check your sanity! That is because there are usually several things that just don�t make through. The first stages of making something are always the fun part, the creative part. When it�s time to check a texture�s seams, to make a model conforming but also to get it to work the way you want to , do numerous little itsy bitsy rsr�s and png�s and then erase everything only to start over again�then it gets challenging.. What software do you use and why? 3ds Max because I�m used to it, although I�ve been meaning to experiment with other modeling software but there just isn�t enough time to develop products and start a new modeling app from scratch. Photoshop � always - for doing all the texturing. I�m using Poser 6 for rendering Poser stuff but I find Poser 4 is more stable when developing and testing products. Numerous little utilities that make my life so much easier such as UVMapperPro and Hogsoft�s utilities. Do you have any advice for getting started selling 3D work? I think it would have to be the same advice I gave a couple of years ago (doesn�t time fly?): do the absolute best you can and be completely satisfied before releasing anything. Take your time and test and double check. Nothing will ever be perfect but it really pays back to try and make it the best you can. Where do you find inspiration for your products? Everywhere. From all the surreal scenes of everyday life and how this can be translated into a product or a potential render/image. And 3D�3d is an inspiration by itself. It makes you want to achieve �perfection� simply because you can. Part of the fun in being a CG artist is being able to create a world very much like your own, only when you look closer it�s perfect, too perfect. Then you can have fun by placing a grain here and a scratch there. It gets even more fun trying to capture the grittiness of real life. I think that small �deviations� from what is considered normal, attractive and beautiful - or even bigger ones - is what makes something unique and interesting. And this is what will take something beyond the immaculate �symmetry� that is so obvious in typical 3d / CG creations. It�s funny how many people in 3D try to make their conceptions look more real by using �faults� and real people are more and more trying to look like our Vickies. As far as hair is concerned�well, I guess the hair I make looks quite like my own sans the frizzy, bad hair days - although I do try and provide ample morphs to give you that if *that* is what you�re looking for :o) How has this online community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning? I have met some amazing people here and I think they know who they are :o) Some of them I feel like they are life long buddies. Sometimes when I might be feeling a bit low, I get a mail from someone who I might not even know and they would just say a few sweet words and make my day. Renderosity is a huge data bank with people always eager to help and answer any questions. However, as a community I believe we should be even more protective of it. I know that most active members here that know how things are would never even consider acquiring warezed products. Unfortunately there are a few who don�t have any idea how hard it is to create a quality product and sell it in such good prices as they currently are at the MP. These are usually the people who log in with funny names and cloned identities, they buy stuff and then think they�re doing other Poser users a favor by giving them away. By stealing the products and giving them away for free, they are basically promoting the demise of the Poser community. It is hard enough to work on something for months and months, trying to learn new things to incorporate in the products at the same time and put a 10 dollar price tag on it. Merchants from outside the US �like in Europe- have it even harder due to the dollar � Euro relationship (i.e. earning even less when their profits are converted to their currency). Losing so many sales due to warez is only discouraging us more. It won�t be good for anyone if people either stopped making things or upped the price tag due to all these things. It would be even worse if the quality would fall because it won�t be worth it anymore. I wish they�re would be a way around this whole issue but I think that the only way of dealing with this is by having zero tolerance, especially outside this site. There are many people, especially new users, who might not even mean harm but they just don�t know and it�s our job to let them know. Do you have any final words? Yes, I�d like to shout a huge Thank You to all the people that have taken the time to let me know that they are enjoying a product or just say a nice word. Everyone who has shown their support, written in some nice and encouraging word and of course a big, massive, enormous THANK YOU to all my customers who make it possible for me to do what I love most and for awarding me this honor for the second time. Last time I thanked George for all his patience and now I�m thanking him for being my inspiration and my heeeroooo ! Last but definitely not least, thank you, to the wonderful moderators who always manage to remain calm and sweet despite what might be going on. Hi Debbie and Clint! *waves*
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Member Opinions:
By: deemarie on 11/1/05
Congratulations Danae,
I just put 3 of your items on my "Must Buy Next" list! Your work is consistently outstanding. A very well deserved award!

By: jartz on 11/1/05
What a surprise! I absolutely love your stuff for Poser and your outstanding artwork. They're so full-of-life. Congratulations, danae -- it's well deserved... ;-)


By: Sabra on 11/1/05
Well deserved, you're one of my favourite merchants!

By: vshane on 11/1/05

By: msebonyluv on 11/2/05

By: koncz on 11/2/05
I'm happy to see you here.
With the quality of your products, you really deserve this.:)

By: romanceworks on 11/2/05
A BIG HUG and CONGRATS, Danae. You know how we feel about your excellent products. You are such a talented artist and merchant, and a marvelous person. Well deserved. :o) C&H

By: Turtle on 11/2/05
Mazel Tov!
Way to go.
Your Products are always outstanding. I love Your Artwork. Hugs and the very best to you. Leah

By: Bobbie25 on 11/2/05
Clal Clap Congratulations I love all your stuff that I have you make such lovely lights and textures And you are a very kind lady many hugz

By: brycek on 11/2/05

By: Predatron on 11/2/05
Truly deserved, some of the best textures in my library of many are yours. Congratulations!!

By: 3dtrue on 11/2/05
hats off as always!

By: addy on 11/2/05
Congratulations! Your products are always amazing :)

By: Jerusha on 11/2/05
Congratulations, Danae. Your products and artworks are outstanding. You infuse such life and reality into the poser world.

By: TCopsey on 11/2/05
Your items were my 1st purchases getting into poser art and still my favorites. Congratulations.

By: MoonGraphics11 on 11/2/05
Congratulations! Awesome work and products! Bravo!

By: rasputina on 11/2/05
Congratulations Danae, well deserved accolades. ^^

By: shanpoo on 11/2/05
Congrats!!! I am a huge fan....shanpoo ;}

By: vaia on 11/2/05
Congratulations, Danae!!
An honor well deserved!

By: Jean-Luc_Ajrarn on 11/2/05
Congrats! :)

By: mavros on 11/3/05
Congrats. Well done! Hair and fur is never easy!

By: Carcinogen on 11/3/05
I'm so happy for you, Dan! Congratulations!

By: DigiCalimero on 11/3/05
Congratulations Danae! Your work is subtle and beautiful.

By: 3Dream on 11/3/05
Many congratulations Danae!!! You deserve it!!! Excellent store!!!

By: Bez on 11/3/05
Congratulations Danae, well done :)

By: outoftouch on 11/3/05
Well deserved! Love your stuff!

By: jerr3d on 11/3/05
Milla Rocks!

By: Foxseelady on 11/3/05
Congradulations to you, I'm hoping to become a customer some time in the near future lol. I wish you much continued success!!

By: Justmel on 11/3/05
Congrats to you! I have a number of your products and use them frequently in my renders. Your work is always wonderful.

By: Stormbreaker on 11/4/05
Congrats, well deserved. I love your work. I just want everything you create. ^_^

By: shadownet on 11/4/05
Congratulations Danae. :O)

By: infinity10 on 11/4/05
congrats ! you do nice stuff

By: UrbanChilli on 11/5/05
Congratulations! Well deserved, your stuff is always a great quality.

By: maniano on 11/5/05
Danae !!!!!!!!!!Super!!!!!

By: calum5 on 11/5/05
bye cal

By: karanta on 11/5/05
Congratulations :)

By: Litehouse901 on 11/5/05
Congratulations! I love your ProRadiance Lights -- use them all the time! This is a very well deserved award for you and your hard work! I'm very thankful to the person who told me how talented you are with your products!

By: oooZENOooo on 11/5/05

By: mwkloh on 11/5/05
Heartiest Congratulations. Your products are excellent!

By: Aaronheart on 11/6/05
Congratulations! Well deserved! :-)

By: roseofmadison on 11/6/05
congratulations well done !!

By: djckfm on 11/6/05
Milla, Manhattan, and Ioli are in my Poser Library
Hall of Fame. Keep up the wonderful work and

By: archieb on 11/6/05
CONGRATS!! Very vell deserved! I love your incredible products!

By: shadow82 on 11/7/05
Wow very hot, love the eyes and your work is so cool.

By: Mahna on 11/7/05
Congratulations danae, your stuff rocks! :-)

By: josegmonagas on 11/7/05
Hi! I just want to let you know that, in my opinion, You yourself are a Master Art! I just love your eyes and your look! Thank you for making me happy today!
From Barcelona, Venezuela

By: garyandcatherine on 11/7/05
Contrats, you definately deserve being an artist of the month..........maybe the year. I have always enjoyed viewing your artwork.

By: jonarts on 11/8/05
I enjoy having some of your stuff in my runtime, and the only thing I can say is:
Very well deserved honour!

By: Raptura on 11/8/05
Your work is great! Congratulations!

By: MegaMako on 11/9/05
I love your works. ^^ Every poser artist should have your wonderful packages. I can not wait to see what else you will have coming out for me to buy :). You have always been one of me and my favorites! ^^ Hmm... I think I am going to by more stuff from you now! Congratulations!!

By: eftichios_exarchos on 11/10/05
I love your work and we are too close too.. Athens Greece.. I adore Ioli for V3. Continue the good work!!

By: lululee on 11/10/05
Congrats! Your products are top quality and alway gorgeous.
cheerio lululee

By: Terminvs_Est on 11/10/05
Congratulations Danae! Thank you for providing such great products that I love using. Keep up the GREAT work.

By: dalroi27 on 11/13/05
Yuo're beautiful as your amazing work

By: richardson on 11/14/05
Happy for ya ,r

By: nemirc on 11/15/05
"Last but definitely not least, thank you, to the wonderful moderators who always manage to remain calm and sweet despite what might be going on."

That was not on the job description, LOL XD

By: emorin on 11/18/05
I am a big fan of your products. They are of high quality and you can tell a lot of work goes into them. Thanks again.

By: Magix-101 on 11/20/05
Hi Danae
Congratulations you make really great stuff.
I am also really stoked to see you discouraging people using all the warez products which are eroding a lot of us merchants ability to continue producing 3d stuff.
The file sharing has grown even more lately and it is threatening to put a lot of us out of business...they dont seem to care that we make barely enough to survive...we are not microsoft or big guys and they are going to put an end to the Poser community if they carry on.
So thank you for having the courage to say something, I have mentioned this in the past but there are always a small portion of the communbity that just do not care...and they are the problem.

By: IO4 on 11/22/05
Congratulations! Your work is beautiful.
Thanks for highlighting the Warez problem - more people should know about this.

By: CandyS on 11/22/05
Hi Danae,
Congratulations, this is a very deserved honor. I too am a big fan. And, I too would like to say thank you about the warez products. As a matter of fact I wasn't even aware that this was becoming a problem. As a commercail Poser artist(renders only,) I am very disturbed to hear about this. So thank you for making all of us more aware of it. As a consumer this issue very definitely effects me. I love your work and am always excited to see your new work.
Thanks for all that you do!

By: catlin_mc on 11/22/05
Couldn't be awarded to a better person. All your products are excellent and great value. I find myself trying all sorts of hair and usually end with using the hair I love best, which turns out to be yours. Keep up the great work and you'll make me poor sooner or later. 8)

By: Orio on 11/26/05


By: Jack D. Kammerer on 11/26/05
Congratulations on receiving MOM Danae!! I can never get enough of your work (and George's) and the time and dedication that you put in your work for this Community!! Thank you!! :o)

By: Jack D. Kammerer on 11/26/05
Congratulations on receiving MOM Danae!! I can never get enough of your work (and George's) and the time and dedication that you put in your work for this Community!! Thank you!! :o)

By: Christel on 11/27/05
Congratulation :D

By: B_PEACOCK on 11/29/05
Wow that is an amazing picture of you . Very beautiful .But you know I expected that as you are both beautiful inside and out .
I think that you and Martin are such an awesome team .Everthing you both put your hands to is magic.You deserve this so much . I love every thing you do.Packs and art
Thank you for being so sweet .Always willing to help us begginers
Love and Blessings

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