Remembering Ralf Sesseler (Dimension3D)

gToon · July 5, 2017 11:37 pm

Tags: dimension3d, obituary, ralf sesseler


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.

Please take a moment to visit Ralf's Renderosity store and gallery (he goes my the name Dimension3D). Ralf also had a great website with lots of images, tutorials and tools.

Remembering Ralf Sesseler Memorial Video

Article Comments

EdArt3D ( posted at 6:59AM Thu, 06 July 2017

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

jennblake ( posted at 10:29AM Thu, 06 July 2017

Ralf was a true gift to the 3D Community. He will be deeply missed. I will even miss all his updates. 😄 A truly unique, talented and kind person. My deepest sympathies to his family on his passing.

corinthianscori ( posted at 3:01PM Thu, 06 July 2017

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.

infinity10 ( posted at 6:07AM Fri, 07 July 2017

Rest In Peace. Everytime I click on my Poser menu, I see his python scripts ready for use. How to forget him. His work helps in my project even after he is gone.

regenwald ( posted at 3:02PM Fri, 07 July 2017

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.

Biscuits ( posted at 4:07PM Fri, 07 July 2017

We will miss his tremendous talent!

My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

His utilities are cherished, genious scripts and outstanding tools.

McGrandpa ( posted at 6:02PM Fri, 07 July 2017

Ralf Sesseler. One of the more brilliant people I've ever seen anything of. He will always be an integral part of our community. And I will miss this one a lot. Michael McCollum

RAMWolff ( posted at 8:34PM Fri, 07 July 2017

R.I.P. Ralf. Hopefully your coding for the higher power now... Your works and presence will be sorely missed in this little community of ours.

Howy2012 ( posted at 10:44PM Fri, 07 July 2017

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.

echokimono ( posted at 3:21AM Sat, 08 July 2017

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.

quietrob ( posted at 4:11AM Sat, 08 July 2017

My runtime and menu's are filled with the term D3D. His generosity was immense and his talent even more so. Our community's light is dimmed without him. He will be missed.

My condolences and prayers go out to his family.

Jack D. Kammerer ( posted at 9:39AM Sat, 08 July 2017

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.

consumer573 ( posted at 8:01AM Sun, 09 July 2017


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.

Georgous ( posted at 9:04AM Sun, 09 July 2017

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.

mininessie ( posted at 11:04AM Mon, 10 July 2017

my condolences to his family and friends! so sad to know!

Elke ( posted at 4:29AM Tue, 11 July 2017

My heartfelt condolences go to his family and friends.

Miss B ( posted at 3:41PM Thu, 13 July 2017

When I first heard about this on another forum about a month ago, my initial reaction was "Oh nooooooooo!"

I have always been a huge fan of his scripts, and his other goodies.

My thoughts go out to his family and friends. R.I.P. Ralf, you will be missed.

Richardphotos ( posted at 12:01PM Mon, 17 July 2017

sorry to here that. I have at least one of his texture products that I use all the time. so many members have left us, but their memory stays with us

adosity ( posted at 4:04AM Tue, 01 August 2017

Very sorry to hear this. My briefest of interactions with him were very pleasant and helpful. Best wishes to his family.

LUNA3D ( posted at 10:12AM Sat, 19 August 2017

Es tut mir wirklich leid. Er war immer hilfsbereit. Ich konnte ihn ein paar Mal konktaktieren, wenn ich Fragen hatte. Er hatte auch immer eine Lösung parat. Mein aufrichtiges Beileid.

thoennes ( posted at 6:49PM Wed, 06 December 2017

omg, i only just now found out about this. my eyes are tearing as i type this. such a wonderful person... always a joy to chat with... such a loss.

my deepest condolences to his family and friends.

he is missed but lives on in our runtimes!

Shadow_Fyre ( posted at 5:22PM Wed, 21 February 2018

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.

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