|Each month we will showcase a Renderosity Artist [or in this
case artists] who provides the Renderosity Community with Free
Stuff items, in appreciation for their dedication to
Renderosity and their generosity and thoughtfulness. This month we
are proud to showcase the works of Sharen and Mike Custer, better
know to their Renderosity fellow artists as SAMS3D.
Tell us a little bit about Sharen and Mike. Okay, Mike just turned 58 and I am 49 we have been together for a really long time, we live in a small town, and will never be very important people. We are real simple folks and we like it that way. We have found: "keep it simple and be kind, never sweat the small stuff or big stuff it just does not matter" I understand you have been modeling for about 13 years. How did you discover Poser? Actually, we have been modeling longer, but with computers since 1991, that is when we got our first computer. Mike was a draftsman and I was a graphics illustrator. What was the first model you created? Our first 3D model was our John Deere Tractor, and I remember my first customer was Marque from Renderosity, she is a doll and we will always be grateful to her. Did your first model work out the way you planned? Oh yes, and more so. We made some money from selling our work and best of all met all these wonderful people whom have touched our lives so, so much. When you're making a new model, do each of you have specific jobs? Yes, Mike does the actual modeling and then gives it to me, I then get it all ready for Poser, Vue, and Bryce, doing the joints and texture maps, zipping it up and getting it on the web page. We both put about the same amount of time and effort in our work. I do some models, but not many, I just don't have time and Mike is much faster and better than me. I do better at the rest of it.
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A special "thank you" to contributing columnist, artist, Angel1, for taking time out of her busy schedule to conduct this month's Free Stuff Artist Interview.
If you know of a Renderosity Free Stuff Artist that you would like to have us showcase, please drop Dee-Marie a note with the artist's Renderosity username, and keep checking the Front Page News, you never know who we will be showcasing next! July 18, 2005
I would like to say a big THANK YOU for all the wonderful free items you have provided the community over the years. Your models are high quality and wonderfully done. I just love the basic, everyday items you have done, they always add the perfect touches to our images. The models in your store are awesome as well! Thank you again for such wonderful gifts and a very interesting interview into your lives :) hugs ~weezie
I'm guessing this will be one of the longest Free Stuff Artist threads, because Sharen & Mike are such great people! I guess guys aren't supposed to use terms like "sweet", but if the term fits... SAMS3D has been one of the pillars of the community as (VERY GENEROUS) free stuff providers, merchants and FRIENDS to so many! They certainly "walk the talk" - appreciate life and each other - and are never embroiled in any of the oh-so-frequent flame wars! Am I biased - probably! I have bought a majority of their models and do consider myself a friend, so I've experienced the pleasure of knowing and doing business with them. These two are the tops, and certainly deserve any/all good things said about them!!!! - Ray
A big heartest congratulation to you both. You both deserve this so very much for your great and invalueable generosity for the community here, not just free models but quality models. I too must say that I'm very impress with your consistancy in giving. Your thoughts with regards to making free models that may affect those similar on sale show to sya that you are very careful and considerate people too..hard to come by :) Here saluting to Mike and Sharen (standing on chair stacked atop table with both hands above eyebrows).
Hey Sharen and Mike, just wanted to say thank you for all the free models that you've provided all these years... I'm sure everyone in the Vue community has used one of your models at one point or another... thanks for your generosity... You definitely deserve the recognition... :)
Congratulations to you both!! Your free items were the first I downloaded when I started using poser many years ago.THANK YOU!! Many thanks for all the wonderful high quality items you have provided us all over the years,I am so pleased to see your hard work,generosity and thoughtfulness has been recognised.