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||What's in a name...a rose by any other name...is still a rose.
How old and cliche and true.
But, in a community and in business it defines you and identifies
you. Reputations are built and associated around names. Sometimes
names need to be changed as in the case of our first Username
Change customer...As Shanim has now changed their name to
Aery_Soul. As Shanim has been a vendor with Renderosity since 2001.
Together, As Shanim and Siliphiel are the dynamic team known as
Aery Soul. They have waited patiently to change their name from As
Shanim to Aery_Soul so they could have a continuity of name
recognition across the industry.
Here's what they had to say about their creative journey and the
reason for their name change:
When we started producing Poser content it was for a precise
reason, we wanted to create a comic and needed clothes and props
for our characters.
We registered as As Shanim on Renderosity to share our first
freebies with the community.
The freebies had a huge success and after several freebies and
various months of using Poser we thought it could be time to try
and create something for the market. Our first product was released
on December 17th 2001.
At that time it was mainly As Shanim with Siliphiel as his
supporter and helping with the "paper" work, everything was new for
us and we didn't want to miss any details.
Time passed and Siliphiel become much more active in the creation
of the Poser products and specialized in texturing. Our first site,
Aery Sense, had turned into Awful Soul. Awful Soul was already As
Shanim & Siliphiel, we were the two halves of a whole. Awful Soul
became Aery Soul around a year ago and we felt it like a new
As vendors we felt that As Shanim was no longer representative of
us as content creators and we have desired to change our
Renderosity name for years. As Shanim had already become pretty
popular as a vendor name though, especially after 2005's
recognition as Merchant of the Year, and we didn't want to
lose all our records and achievements by switching to another
With the conversion of Renderosity site to the new platform and the
possibility to change name we can finally change our name to Aery
Soul. This is something really important for us because it reflects
our growth, what we actually are as Poser content creators.
Vendors' skills improve, vendors grow and it's nice this can now be
shown on something so important as the vendor name, it's a great