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 Subject: Legend Dimension3D Ralf Sessler passed away.

erogenesis opened this issue on Jun 04, 2017 · 38 posts

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  erogenesis    ( ) ( posted at 2:03AM Sun, 04 June 2017 

Sadly, it has just been brought to my attention that Ralf Sessler, also known as Dimension3D or D3D, recently passed away. I am not exactly sure of the details.

Although I didn' t know him very well, I'm sure I am allowed to say that we have lost a legend, a friend, and one of the most helpful people in the 3D community. He was always ready to help. His products have been, without question, the most useful I have ever had the privilege of using. He will be missed terribly. My condolences to his friends and family.

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  ghostman    ( ) ( posted at 2:07AM Sun, 04 June 2017  · @4306675

This is a great loss for the poser world. :( His scripts has always been the best and the most useful ones that I've used.

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  Jules53757    ( ) ( posted at 2:25AM Sun, 04 June 2017  · @4306676

I'm sorry to hear this, it is a great loss for the 3D-Community. My condolences to his family.


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  renapd    ( ) ( posted at 2:26AM Sun, 04 June 2017  · @4306677

We were recently notified by his brother about Ralf's loss and we requested material and info that hopefully will be delivered soon so we can have a proper site memorial like Dimension3D's legacy deserves!

He will be terribly missed - his precious scripts are the ones I always use while working on my own products. He was a generous heart and eager to help you out.. Once I asked him about a particular script to clean up and remove all nodes from an item's materials (extremely time saving while texturing) - the next morning I found such a script just for me in my inbox! He was a legend and one I'll always remember and cherish his talent!

His soul will be peaceful knowing that an entire community will remember him with extreme fondness, respect and acknowledgement of his unique work! He was one of a kind!

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  erogenesis    ( ) ( posted at 2:33AM Sun, 04 June 2017  · @4306678

Yes please keep us posted. He deserves that memorial and I will make sure that he will get honored in any way I can.

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  infinity10    ( ) ( posted at 2:34AM Sun, 04 June 2017  · @4306679

May he Rest In Peace. Condolences to his family and loved ones. I bought several of Dimension3D's Poser utilities, and shall always remember him whenever I use them. I am saddened that another member of the community has left this mortal realm.

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  estherau    ( ) ( posted at 2:36AM Sun, 04 June 2017  · @4306680

I was terribly sad to hear about this. It was very nice of his brother to let us know, or he would have just disappeared. I tested a couple of his scripts on my mac. He was a very nice person and as you say Ero, very talented. Love esther

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  adzan    ( ) ( posted at 3:42AM Sun, 04 June 2017 · edited on 3:42AM Sun, 04 June 2017 · @4306681

Condolences to his family and friends.

I had the pleasure to speak with Ralf a few times, he was so very kind and knowledgeable.

He has left us with an amazing legacy of tools and we'll remember him.

A great loss to our community.



  ThunderStone    ( ) ( posted at 5:23AM Sun, 04 June 2017  · @4306687

Very sorry to hear about his passing. Condolences to family and friends.

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  SamTherapy    ( ) ( posted at 5:59AM Sun, 04 June 2017  · @4306690

Very sad news. Condolences to family and friends.

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  RedPhantom    ( ) ( posted at 6:27AM Sun, 04 June 2017  · @4306694

Sad to hear. He will be missed here and in RL. He was a great guy from what I saw of him. My condolences.


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  Kazam561    ( ) ( posted at 7:27AM Sun, 04 June 2017  · @4306698

Of my dealings with him he was always very kind and helpful. He will be deeply missed. My condolences to his family and friends.

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  hborre    ( ) ( posted at 7:30AM Sun, 04 June 2017  · @4306699

This is such sad news. He contributed so much to the community and has always created outstanding products. We will miss him. Condolences to both family and friends.


  Boni    ( ) ( posted at 8:27AM Sun, 04 June 2017  · @4306710

May his family and friends be warmed and comforted by the memories and love shared by this community.

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  Miss B    ( ) ( posted at 8:28AM Sun, 04 June 2017  · @4306711

Very very sad news to be sure. I've been a huge fan of his products, as most of the Poser community has been for years. My condolences to his family and friends.

R.I.P. Ralf, you will be missed.

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  SAMS3D    ( ) ( posted at 12:55PM Sun, 04 June 2017  · @4306737

I am so sorry to hear we lost another fine person in this community. I pray all his family be consoled during this difficult time.


  Kalypso    ( ) ( posted at 3:55PM Sun, 04 June 2017  · @4306752

My condolences to his loved ones. He was instrumental in making Poser so much more user-friendly. I don't think there's anyone here that hasn't used something of his in their workflow. He will be missed.


  WandW    ( ) ( posted at 5:58PM Sun, 04 June 2017  · @4306764

How sad to hear this news.. Requiescat in Pace, Ralf... 😿

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  tiggersprings    ( ) ( posted at 11:03AM Mon, 05 June 2017  · @4306802

Such sad news. I can't say I knew him well, but he talent will be missed. His "Runtime Repair" is invaluable asset now that I'm rebuilding a decades' worth (give or take) of runtimes after a hard drive (and backup hard drive) failure in January. It really does help clean up bad file paths and a few other things that sometimes get missed in even purchased products and has saved me from throwing the PC out the window a few times. Morphing Clothes gave me the opportunity to dress my beloved morphed misfits pre-Poser Pro 2014 and will probably still be useful if I get it installed and works on Windows 10 Home. I haven't had time to sit down and learn to use Poser File Editor and a couple of his other genius tools yet. A sad loss for the community and my sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.


  erogenesis    ( ) ( posted at 12:41PM Mon, 05 June 2017  · @4306813

This morning I opened Poser File Editor and immediately I was like: sh*t, Ralf Sessler at one point thought about this complicated app, put a lot of love and effort into it. Sobering moment. I use that app every day almost. And indeed also RunZip and of course PMD Edit. The man is a legend.

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  theKageRyu    ( ) ( posted at 4:27PM Mon, 05 June 2017  · @4306832

Another unfortunate loss and a blow to the Poser Community. I did not know D3D personally, but have used many scripts. I now know why my latest request for support went unanswered, and I wish it were something as simple as just an email snafu.

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  shedofjoy    ( ) ( posted at 5:29PM Mon, 05 June 2017  · @4306842

Shocked, my condolences to his family, a great loss. r.i.p.

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  tiggersprings    ( ) ( posted at 11:40AM Tue, 06 June 2017  · @4306893

erogenesis posted at 11:33AM Tue, 06 June 2017 - #4306813

This morning I opened Poser File Editor and immediately I was like: sh*t, Ralf Sessler at one point thought about this complicated app, put a lot of love and effort into it. Sobering moment. I use that app every day almost. And indeed also RunZip and of course PMD Edit. The man is a legend.

I just had the same reaction as I opened Runtime Repair to start work on rebuilding Chip's runtime. Such a loss and I didn't even know him well at all. I think I only personally communicated with him directly once or twice. I don't haunt the forums much and haven't for years, so I don't think I have had much contact with him that way, but I'm really feeling sad for his loved ones this morning. And I don't think it's just because I'm not feeling too well this morning and my head's sort of in a weird place as a result. Since my runtime hard drive malfunctioned in January, I have spent a lot of time with Runtime Repair trying to put my digital life--and my Poser addict's horde--back together and I've silently thanked Dimension3d so many times for Runtime Repair as I work. I wish I'd said it out loud and in person now.


  willdial    ( ) ( posted at 8:26PM Thu, 08 June 2017  · @4307078

He and I were going to work together on the Genesis 3 Poser Updater. Unfortunately, we came to a disagreement over rigging. I felt I was right. He felt he was right. This is what happens when two stubborn engineers together. Since he had other projects to work on, we split amicably and I created the tool myself. No hurt feelings.

I will say I would not have been able to get Genesis 3 into Poser without his DSON Editor and Poser File Editor tools.

I could never thank him enough for the GenX plugin. The plugin allowed me to realized a dream. I put a my favorite Victoria 3 character on a Victoria 4 body. The GenX plugin was the reason I used the Genesis figures at all.

RIP Ralf. You are missed.


  pitklad    ( ) ( posted at 5:21AM Mon, 12 June 2017  · @4307333

my condolences to his family, he was a poser genius


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  EClark1894    ( ) ( posted at 2:28PM Tue, 13 June 2017  · @4307410

Sad news indeed. His family has my deepest condolences. That said, I rarely used any of his scripts, including the ones that come with Poser._ (Wait... wait, put the pitchforks down and hear me out. I'm not badmouthing his scripts. in fact, just the opposite._ I'm wondering which scripts you guys found most useful and what it does, for those of us who might like to get hold of some of those scripts.


  hornet3d    ( ) ( posted at 3:34PM Tue, 13 June 2017  · @4307417

Like others here I did not know him personally, which was clearly our misfortune. I did however buy and use a few of his scripts and his ability and talent was evident in the seamless way they worked.

He will be a loss to the community but clearly nothing like the loss to his family and friends, my thoughts, prayers and best wishes to them all.

 

 

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  Miss B    ( ) ( posted at 3:40PM Tue, 13 June 2017 · edited on 3:42PM Tue, 13 June 2017 · @4307418

Well, while using Poser 9, I used his Poser included script to Hide/Unhide dials, as that option's not available in older non-Pro versions. Not sure if it was available for PP2012. With my PP11 now I don't need it, as that option's now available in the Parameters Panel.

The script of his I use the most is the Poser File Editor, which allows me to tweak file paths and version numbers as well as a number of other things in cr2, hr2, pp2, pz2 etc. files. I know these files can be tweaked in any plain text editor, but with the PFE, all options (and suboptions) are "collapsed" in a hierarchy chart, which makes it easy to zoom into to check just what you want to look at. Of course, there's also the find/replace option and others.

I don't create much as far as morphs or poses go, but I've been thinking of getting his Binary Morph Editor for editing pmd files, as well as his Pose Cleaner, just in case.

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  hornet3d    ( ) ( posted at 3:44PM Tue, 13 June 2017  · @4307419

EClark1894 posted at 9:41PM Tue, 13 June 2017 - #4307410

Sad news indeed. His family has my deepest condolences. That said, I rarely used any of his scripts, including the ones that come with Poser._ (Wait... wait, put the pitchforks down and hear me out. I'm not badmouthing his scripts. in fact, just the opposite._ I'm wondering which scripts you guys found most useful and what it does, for those of us who might like to get hold of some of those scripts.

I have used a couple of the editors such as the Poser File Batch Editor and PMD Editor but the script I used the most was 2ndSkin so quick and easy to use for tight clothing on any figure.

 

 

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  seachnasaigh    ( ) ( posted at 4:06PM Tue, 13 June 2017  · @4307422

Don't overlook the standalone utility programs, like RunZip and Poser File Editor. You can get these in a bundle; there are 29 programs in my collection.

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Select a file -say a prop you just finished- and RunZip will package it in a runtime zip, gathering all of the needed support files (geometries, texturing JPGs, etc) for you. Huge time saver and you don't forget files. Poser File Editor lets you modify/correct pp2/cr2 etc files, with the elements displayed in an easily readable format, using icons for geometry OBJs and such, so as to make it easy to scan for and find all geometry references, for example.

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  RedPhantom    ( ) ( posted at 4:20PM Tue, 13 June 2017  · @4307424

EClark1894 posted at 4:14PM Tue, 13 June 2017 - #4307410

Sad news indeed. His family has my deepest condolences. That said, I rarely used any of his scripts, including the ones that come with Poser._ (Wait... wait, put the pitchforks down and hear me out. I'm not badmouthing his scripts. in fact, just the opposite._ I'm wondering which scripts you guys found most useful and what it does, for those of us who might like to get hold of some of those scripts.

I haven't bought and of his scripts but have some free ones I can't live without. Those include delete (deletes multiple things at once), and figure to prop (for converting conformers to dynamic) and before I was able to drag and drop conformers to a figure, I used conform (conforms multiple figures to another figure).


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