On June 18th, Billy Mercer, better known on Renderosity as ironhart, passed away from complications of pneumonia. Billy was only 54.
Over the years, Billy shared his talent and imagination with us through his Renderosity MarketPlace products, which showcased his wonderful eye for creative detail. He was best known for his (Poser based) fantasy medieval cottages, with their thatched roofs and quaint charm. Billy was an innovator in his field, paying careful attention to details � windows opened, doors left ajar, fireplaces patiently waited to be lit.
Billy�s premature departure leaves an enormous hole in the Renderosity community�s heart. Through his creative products, may we continue to keep his memory alive for all eternally. The Renderosity community sends out our prayers and best wishes to Billy�s family, may they find some peace in knowing how much he was respected and loved by all.I can envision Billy walking down the path through the magical forest to find a peaceful resting place � at the Woods End!
We welcome the Renderosity community to post their farewell wishes and/or links to images that they have created using Billy's [ironhart's] products
The Renderosity Staff
Ironhart was a wonderful artist, an amazing craftsman, and a wonderful artist. He shall be missed greatly - Here is a tribute link to one of my ironhart product images Once Bitten I look forward to viewing other member's tributes to this great man. Dee-Marie
I remember when I was feeling pretty low that Ironhart gave me a spinning wheel I had admired, just because he thought it would make me feel better. He never failed to notice when someone used one of his marvelous creations ... it meant so much to him that they were used and enjoyed. He was a honest man, a kind man, a gentle man, a creative artist, and I don't what else to say except to agree with those who have written that he will be greatly missed. I'd like to think he has been put to work, doing what he loved most, building beautiful cottages in the clouds.
I always admired his work...an exceptional artist and one of a kind individual. I think the image here pretty much conveys my thoughts ~ he is in his lovely cottage at the end of the woods. I agree, his sudden departure has left a huge void in the Poser world. To his family and friends, my heartfelt sympathy.
Billy was a sweetheart. He never hesitated to IM out of concern or post a render of the inside of one of his houses (something I'd asked of him more than once I believe). His vision and what he created out of it was unique. Artists like Billy don't come alone every day and our 3D world will not be the same without him. God bless Ironhart
Ironheart was not only a kind, thoughtful man, but a truly wonderful model maker. His little cottages in particular inspired some amazing artwork and I am sure they will continue to do so. I'll be thinking of him everytime I use one of his beautiful models. He will be truly missed.