Presenting the 2008 MarketPlace Award Winners

January 6, 2009 1:12 pm

Tags: all star, annual awards, MVP, rookie of the year, VOY

2008 is in the books, and we are celebrating another year of quality and professionalism throughout the community. Starting last year, we began awarding top performers in the Renderosity MarketPlace in addition to the Vendor of the Year award we have given away for some time. With 2009 upon us, it is time once again to recognize those who rose above their peers to the top of their respective categories.

Any vendor is eligible to win, new and old. Each award is explained in full to give an idea of what it takes to be included for the yearly awards. Vendors cannot win in multiple categories in the same year. We congratulate the winners, and look forward to an exciting 2009!

And now, in no particular order, the winners:

Vendor with the highest sales for 2008. It's no secret: give people what they want, and they will always come back for more. The Vendor of the Year continually provides a multitude of products that are almost always in want by the digital art community. Aery_Soul wins their fourth consecutive Vendor of the Year title with another fantastic year in 2008.
Winner: Aery_Soul
Visit Aery_Soul's store!
Artist homepage.

This member has no items for sale.

Vendor with the highest number of units sold for 2008. Outoftouch knows how to consistently offer products that are popular throughout the 3D community. This is his second year of winning this award - proof that he is offering exactly what customers are looking for within the MarketPlace: Quality product from a professional vendor.
Winner: outoftouch
Visit outoftouch's store!
Artist homepage.

Vendor who started in 2008 with the highest revenue. We always welcome new faces to the MarketPlace, but it can be tough to become quickly successful in such a large market of professional vendors providing top quality products. Countess displayed her talent for creating quality content immediately, and we are proud to have her start up and immediately begin offering popular products in the MarketPlace.
Winner: Countess
Visit Countess' store!
Artist gallery.

This member has no items for sale.

Individual item with the highest revenue for 2008. Creating a product that is both high quality AND in high demand can be tricky. Renderosity vendor Blackhearted is a master at this craft. It takes a lot of hard work and a knack for knowing what the masses want, and he has an uncanny ability for anticipating the needs of the marketplace. We believe that the products in our MarketPlace not only reflect back on vendors such as Blackhearted, but on Renderosity as well. The MVP is a shining example of the quality content you will find in our MarketPlace.
Winner: The Girl Next Door 4 by Blackhearted
Visit Blackhearted's store!
Artist gallery.

Again we would like to congratulate these four on an award winning 2008. Interviews from all of these vendors will be making their way to the Renderosity front page over the next few weeks, so check back to learn a little more about each of these success stories!

Each winner is not eligible to win in another category for the same year.

Article Comments

Blazerwiccan ( posted at 1:46PM Tue, 06 January 2009

Congrats to all the winners! Countess WTG Girl!!!!

Silver ( posted at 3:06PM Tue, 06 January 2009

Wooot! to my grrly :D Congrats to all

Paul Francis ( posted at 3:28PM Tue, 06 January 2009

I saw this and initially thought "so what", "who cares" & "so Renderosity get MORE revenue"; then I actually read the nominations and analysed what they meant, and in fact they made me realise that I had seriously missed the point; I have just bought GND4, and own almost everything Aery Soul have ever released. The point which I had overlooked was that this award is a celebration of how we, as individual Renderosity members, choose to express ourselves, and not how much revenue the vendors generate - not a concept I had previously considered. Well done indeed to everyone nominated. I have been interested in fantasy art since Christmas 1977, when my brother bought me a Ballantyne book of Frazetta's work. I would like to go on record as saying that Aery Soul have, for me at least, allowed me to tap into the richest vein of fantasy inspiration and capability I have known since then. There; the secret's out.

Propschick ( posted at 3:43PM Tue, 06 January 2009


julesart ( posted at 6:23PM Tue, 06 January 2009

Congratulations and thank you for sharing your talent. It is so great that there is recognition and appreciation. Countess congrats! You go girl! Keep up the great work!

Dirtylooks ( posted at 6:43PM Tue, 06 January 2009

Congratulations to all. I have numerous products by each of these vendors as they are some of my favorites. Keep up the great work.

Cimarron ( posted at 7:38PM Tue, 06 January 2009

Congratulations to all the vendors and a big thank you for making your unique talents and creativity available.

Christel ( posted at 1:00AM Wed, 07 January 2009

WTG Countess baby!!! You so deserve this sweetie :)Made me smile big ;) BIG warm huggels from Christel

FutureFantasyDesign ( posted at 1:17AM Wed, 07 January 2009

Congrats to all! So well deserved!!! :D Hugs Ariana

aqua1955 ( posted at 1:47AM Wed, 07 January 2009

Congratulations to you all and thank you for making it possible to create beautifull art

ajmarti ( posted at 3:25AM Wed, 07 January 2009

Love them ALL! Have them ALL! Enjoy them ALL! CONGRATULATIONS AerySoul/OutofTouch you guys inspires my work!! but specially to Countess whose product, work on details, and characters are simply beautiful! Keep up the GREAT WORK!

PhilW ( posted at 5:06AM Wed, 07 January 2009

All very well deserved!

Aishai ( posted at 6:36AM Wed, 07 January 2009

Big gratz's to all!

rebelmommy ( posted at 7:19AM Wed, 07 January 2009


thewiz3d ( posted at 7:28AM Wed, 07 January 2009

congrats to you Aery I have many of your products.It must be cool to creat all these cool items.Keep it up. Harold aka TheWiz3D

Virtual_World ( posted at 8:43AM Wed, 07 January 2009

Congrats to all the winners!

Shadow_Fyre ( posted at 10:08AM Wed, 07 January 2009

Congratulations to the 2008 winners!

P3D-Art ( posted at 10:43AM Wed, 07 January 2009

Congratz to all ... And thanks for all the wonderful products ... Keep them coming!!

summer1412 ( posted at 3:21PM Wed, 07 January 2009

Congratulations you guys!! Each and every one of you deserve it!! Keep up the awesome work!! muah

WhopperNnoonWalker- ( posted at 6:01PM Wed, 07 January 2009

congrat all well deserved

madmaxh ( posted at 6:37PM Wed, 07 January 2009

Bravo to all the winners. Well deserved! Thanks for making great products to keep us mortals amused. ;D

Shiroyama ( posted at 10:49AM Thu, 08 January 2009

congratulations to all the winners and thank you for so many creative, innovative and high-quality products!

Kinouk ( posted at 11:17AM Thu, 08 January 2009

CONGRATULATIONS to all these wonderful merchants. Way to go :) hugz

DemonMage ( posted at 5:37PM Thu, 08 January 2009

Once again AS is on top... what's this make 3 or 4 years in a row now?! Wow you two make GREAT stuff... I gotta remember to actually BUY something instead of just wishing for it :D Congratulations to all the winners. Now can I start begging for more free stuff from you or should I wait until your knocked a few back? :0)

Greybro ( posted at 6:31PM Thu, 08 January 2009

Congrats to all the winners.

FantastArt ( posted at 6:57AM Sat, 10 January 2009

Congratulations to all of you! These awards are well deserved!

P3Design ( posted at 4:39PM Sat, 10 January 2009

Congratulations, you guys are the best! Keep up the great work :)

jeanne_50 ( posted at 7:52AM Sun, 11 January 2009

Congratulations to all of you. :) Love, Jeanne

Lakotariver ( posted at 6:42AM Mon, 12 January 2009

Excellent Group of Winner, You all are so talented and thank you for shairing your gift with your fellow artist. Smiles and many Happy Renders to you all

Damsel ( posted at 11:28PM Tue, 13 January 2009

Congratulations to all! A wonderful showing of top quality producing artists! Bravo!!