In Memory of Brian Rohde [bwtr]

September 12, 2010 8:07 pm

Tags: BWTR, Memorials

file_459102.jpgIt 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."

-Annette Rohde

Having Fun
by Brian Rohde

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.

We invite you to take a few moments to view Brian's Renderosity Art Gallery, and have a look at The Life of Brian - Abridged, courtesy of Brian's daughter, Annette.

~The Renderosity Staff and Community

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3DSublimeProductions ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 12 September 2010

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

Chardon ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 13 September 2010

I just read the sad news of the death of Brian. I do not know, but I am with you in these difficult times. Excuse my English, I am French.

LadyElf ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 13 September 2010

I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He always seemed to be so nice and I always enjoyed his artwork. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

ForbiddenWhispers ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 13 September 2010

I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Kixum ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 13 September 2010

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)

summer1412 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 13 September 2010

My deepest condolences, he will truly be missed.

Raindroptheelf ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 13 September 2010

My heartfelt condolences. I wish you strength in this difficult time.

Analog-X64 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 13 September 2010

Annette, your father was a wonderful man, he was able to help many, thousands of miles away from him, including myself. Thank you for sharing the storys and photos.

Rainastorm ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 13 September 2010

Rest in peace very sorry to hear of this loss.

IO4 ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 14 September 2010

Sincere condolences.

papillon68 ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 14 September 2010

I never had the pleasure to know him because I do not go on the forum often, but I'd like to express my deepest condolences.

Arialina ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 14 September 2010

My sincere condolences to BrianĀ“s family.

Doran ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 14 September 2010

I am truly sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with you all. His art was clever and colorful which seems to express his nature, beautifully.

arlivre ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 14 September 2010

My deepest condolences.

Porthos ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 14 September 2010

May he rest in peace, condolences to his family and friends!

novelist999 ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 15 September 2010

I'm so sorry for your loss!

elianeck ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 16 September 2010

My condolences.

Nightranger ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 17 September 2010

Farewell, my friend. You have a pretty cool avatar. My sincerest condolences to the Rohde family.

efron_241 ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 18 September 2010

IF I see it correct he died before christmas 2009 ? sad that he missed this great year

StudioArtVartanian ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 18 September 2010

He was Great artist!!! Im so sorry for your loss.

Lucusoo ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 20 September 2010

I am sorry for your loss. Please accept sincere condolences

Thelby ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 22 September 2010

Brian was such an inspiration and help to me that he will truly be missed. It is with regret and great simpathy that I give my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your Father, Brother, Husband and to all members of the Rohde Family!!!