The talented Renderosity artist and vendor Dimension3D (aka Ralf Sesseler) has passed away.
Ralf was a member of Renderosity since 2004. He has posted many items in his gallery and online store. Ralf was chosen Vendor of the Month for July, 2008. He worked with Poser, Daz 3D and Cinema 4D as his main creation tools. He also had a packed personal website which featured tutorials, images and helpful tools. His generosity of spirit and kindness will be remembered.
His brother, Patrick, said this about his brother recently -
My brother never spoke much about his work, or showed it to us, and what we see now is a completely new world for us. It somehow remained a mystery how he got into this field.
After school, he studied both philosophy and computer science, two fields in silence that seem to have no connection. In the first field he made a bachelor, the later even a doctor. However he did not search for a job in the field he made his doctor in, which were automated traffic control systems, but just made another turn and started programming games.
Also his taste of music showed an ambivalence: listening to the hardest of heavy metal on one side, and owning a great selection of classic music on the other side.
Our condolences to Patrick and his family for their loss.
We will miss Ralf Sessler. He was a friend to many at Renderosity and shared his art and knowledge with us even though his wider family knew nothing about it. We thank you, Ralf, for being our friend.
Remembering Ralf Sesseler Memorial Video
Ralf with whom I had the opportunity to exchange a few words and ideas was a very methodical person in his work and his utilities correspond to a real need for 3D content creators and enthusiasts.
All the products were perfect as of version 1.00 however Ralf, always listening to its users there brought some improvements or additional functions.
His unique know-how allowed him to develop utilities for both the Poser and Daz Studio worlds.
Recently the community has lost a lot of artists but elsewhere Ralf will shine through its unique know-how!
My condolences to his family
I'm going to miss this guy; I never spoke with him. I admire his work as he's one of the very few that understood the complexities of Poser and the scripting being used with it. This man had a serious dedication to his work and it shows in the community that has come to utilize his software as standard like Poser File Editor.
Great one gone and staying in our community.
Ralf was one of my all-time favourite vendors. Each week I have looked if he has a new product. Especially among the poser tool developers, he was my absolute number one. His tools are so useful, and they work so accurate.
Recently I was in his home town during a travel and thought about visiting Ralf, and then heard that he has passed away. This is very sad, the Poser and DAZ community has lost one of their brightest stars.
We seem to have lost so many of the iconic member/artists here over the last couple of years. I am so sad to hear that Ralf has joined them. My deepest sympathies to his family and his other friends here at Renderosity. He will live on in his own external runtime on my computer.
He will be sadly missed. A very important member of our community. And his contribution has been immense. He kept me using Poser, with all his wonderful scripts, his library and organizer have been in daily use. So I will never forget Ralf! . Requiescat in pace.
My sincere condolences to his brother and family. Ralf was extremely talented and the go to person whenever I had an idea or concept that I wasn't sure was possible or not. His skill in understanding Python (and my endless questions about it) helped me in the things that I did... and still do today.
Really sad to hear this news, he was truly one of the nicest guys out there.
I really don't like reading these kinds of headlines, but I am appreciative in knowing.
I bought a number of his products - and they fill a real need in the Poser community. There was no one else doing what he did. As recently as a few months ago it seems I had a question about one of his programs.
I remember when I swtiched over to 64 bit and his "tanning' programs for V3 and V4 didn't seem to work properly. His answer was prompt and succinct: Run scripts on the 32 bit x86 version. So I have both 32 and 64 bit versions of Poser, but it also taught me when to use the x86 versions of other programs as well.
I wish he was going to be around longer. There is more I would have liked to have learned from him. More importantly I will miss his creativity on useful things that are really hard for others to do.
Ralf tools were an inspiration to me. They filled a gap that poser and dazstudio left omitted and ralf's work seamlessly filled those gaps. When i had a problem figuring out his software, he showed me the correct method of using the software that he created. I still use it to this day. Good luck in your new journey Ralf you will be missed here.
I left the Poser community for 8 years and came back just a few months after his passing. I was shocked and saddened to learn about this and am still saddened every day. I have so many of his tools and scripts, there was so much need for them in this community. His voice will be missed greatly.