In Memory of Brian Rohde [bwtr]
September 12, 2010 8:07 pm
It is with great sadness that we hear that Brian Rohde, known here as Renderosity member bwtr, has passed away. As a frequent visitor to our Carrara Forum, Brian was always a great help to others and became a good friend to many. Please join with us in sending our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Thanks to Brian's daughter, Annette Rohde, as she put together an account of her father's life in "The Life of Brian - Abridged,"of which the following is an excerpt:
"My dad Brian, aka BWTR, would be taken aback by the wonderful things everyone is saying about him on the 3d animation forum pages, it is truly amazing how my father, in his late 70s made such an impact to so many who he never actually met, except online!
Mum, my brothers and I thank you to all for your kind and heartfelt messages posted in memory of dad. It comforts us to know the friends he made and how you all contributed to filling the last few years of his life. If not for you all, and dad's desire to keep his mind active by teaching himself to use a computer and the various software products, they wouldn't have been so pleasant for him. We have my brother John to thank for supplying everything dad needed as Dad wasn't well enough to get around as much as he would have liked but his mind needed to be active, and creative.
In 2000, dad wrote to us, "My depth of feeeling and appreciation to you can never be fully expressed in writing... You have all helped me to live a most extraordinary and exciting life". Mum, my brothers John, Mark, Peter and Michael, and I would like too express the same to everyone on the Renderosity, Carrara Daz3D, MOI and 3D-Coat sites (perhaps others we aren't aware of) as you have all added too dad's, as he would say, fortunate life."
Morning Mist 2
by Brian Rohde
The Renderosity Community extends our deepest sympathies and best wishes to Brian's family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
~The Renderosity Staff and Community
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I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I didnt know him personally, but from what you have written about him, I am sure he will be missed by many. I do pray for peace for your family during this time of sadness. With love, The Cooke Family
Brian was an excellent member of the Carrara forum and we are certainly less without him. As soon as I heard he had past, I rendered an image in his honor which I will retain in my gallery forever. I was always quite taken with the hat his avatar wore and thought it was an excellent representation of his personality which was adventure and fun and community. I will personally miss him and am glad we got to know him. -Scott Franz (aka Kixum)