Remembering Renderosity Member Simon Schild (Simon-3D)

gToon · March 19, 2017 10:19 pm

Tags: Memorial, Obituary, Simon Schild, Simon-3D


The well-liked and talented Renderosity artist and vendor Simon-3D (aka Simon Schild) has passed away. His son, Jon, informed us just recently about the service for his father.

Renderosity sends its condolences to Jon and the wider family for their loss. Simon-3D's passing has also hit the vendor community and certain staff members very hard as Simon was very an amazing person and much admired by the community.

Simon was a member of Renderosity since 2003 and in that time featured over 200 items in his store. Everything from Egyptian chariots to carnival fun rides. His gallery is filled with a variety of interesting sets, characters and environments. All of his work is characterized by a sense of adventure and fun. Please view the video below to see 12 examples of Simon-3D's work both from his gallery and store. He had a special knack for creating scfi scenes, which we've tried to emphasize in the video.

Simon Family

Simon's son, Jon, wrote to us about his father's life. Here is a short excerpt:

He was the type of dad who brought calm to a chaotic world as well as bringing some chaos to a sometimes dull world. He was the one who pulled a stone out of my leg when I got one stuck under the skin playing football! He was the dad who would tell us off constructively so we knew exactly where we had gone wrong. He was the dad who would go out and work as hard as he could to provide for his family. He was the type of dad who knew the world, both good & bad and that he couldn’t fix or prevent everything for us but instead helped us deal with it by preparing us for life the best he could. The majority of this all done by just leading by example and instilling a good set of Morals/values into us.

He always made time for us as kids and into our adult life, showing an interest in what we were doing on an individual basis and that would extend to him learning something just to see if he could help us…. As examples:

He learnt Karate himself and then shared with my eldest sister Anne-Marie (4 years older than me) as she showed a keen interest. Clare (2 years older than me) at one point collected STAMPS!!! Yes stamps!!! He helped encourage it and looked into the details to help here with that?

Simon Family2

With myself (31), he taught himself how to build computers, passed on the information to me which I built on and then expanded it into a career!

He was forever thinking of ideas and creative ways to do something together saying that with my technical ability and his creative ability and flair we should be able to build a business doing something but unfortunately we could never find the common area which would bring the two abilities together.

....After he passed, as sad as it was it was nice that he finally had no more pain or worries. This is the most ‘trauma / loss’ that our family (My mum, myself and sisters) have experienced to be fair but from the last near 2 months so far, I suspect that with time it just gets a little easier each day, week, month & year that passes with the “Firsts” being particularly difficult ….First Birthday – First Christmas – First Shelsley Walsh hill climb (A Car event which was one of the things we both enjoyed).

Our prayers and thoughts are with Jon and his family for the loss of their father. We also extend our sympathies to his friends who share that loss. Jon has shared several photos of Simon and we've created a short video of several of Simon's store items and gallery creations in our effort to honor his life and works. Renderosity would like to thank Jon for allowing us to share the photos and for his help in creating the video.

Remembering Simon Schild Memorial Video

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Article Comments

hmatienzo ( posted at 10:38PM Sun, 19 March 2017

That is so sad! My condolences.

quietrob ( posted at 11:39PM Sun, 19 March 2017

I wrote Simon in his final days and I was fortunate enough that though he was quite ill, Simon took the time to write me back. He was very kind, very honest about life and such and even offered to make me an item or two. He did this because I found he was very real and as I said, he was very kind. My heart breaks and I only knew him for a very short time. I am saddened and heart broke at his family's loss. My condolences and prayers go out to his family. I know he was very proud of them. The entire world, not just the 3D world is a little dimmer without his candle to light it. Rest in Peace.

vitachick ( posted at 6:14AM Mon, 20 March 2017

Beautiful tribute..

jennblake ( posted at 10:56AM Mon, 20 March 2017

You are missed Simon! I will miss our chats....have a drink for me...and I hope they have outdoor fire pits and guitars where you are. 😄 💗

Sveva ( posted at 10:58AM Mon, 20 March 2017

He will be missed in the artistic communities ❤

JeffersonAF ( posted at 11:36AM Mon, 20 March 2017

My condolences and prayers go out to his family.

3-d-c ( posted at 11:41AM Mon, 20 March 2017

My condolences to his family and friends. Simon was one of those who inspired me with every item he released. I just had been touching base with him last year on some creator stuff. I will miss him and his stuff. Fly away and touch the sun.

ghostman ( posted at 11:48AM Mon, 20 March 2017

Really sad to hear this. My thought goes out to the family.

ilona ( posted at 1:20PM Mon, 20 March 2017

This is really sad news. Simon will be really missed

rbowen ( posted at 1:45PM Mon, 20 March 2017

I am very sorry for your loss. My deep condolences.

NeoSilver ( posted at 2:10PM Mon, 20 March 2017

My condolences to his family. His stuff was and is absolutely wonderful, and we'll all miss such a creative man.

UteBigSmile ( posted at 4:03PM Mon, 20 March 2017

Wonderful video tribute for a great soul.....He will be missed in the artistic communities!!! 😢

Danny_G ( posted at 4:42PM Mon, 20 March 2017

Rest In Peace Old art Friend

EdArt3D ( posted at 4:54PM Mon, 20 March 2017

We will never forget the great artist who dazzled us with these wonderful creations. All my condolences to the family.

pattyh1970 ( posted at 5:18PM Mon, 20 March 2017

This makes me so sad, I loved his Musician Stuff and bought the most for my Renders... he is a big loss for us 3D People and his Family looses a beloved member... Dear Simon, where ever You are now, we will not forget You and Your stuff is Your legacy to us. My condolences to Your Family----

synthetik3 ( posted at 7:02PM Mon, 20 March 2017

Thank you for everything you did for our art here.

richard2015 ( posted at 7:13PM Mon, 20 March 2017

Simon, you provided me with awesome keyboards for my renders. My condolences to your family, whom you obviously made your first priority. Your imaginative products will be sorely missed but your adventurous spirit will live on. 🖖

Disciple3d ( posted at 7:15PM Mon, 20 March 2017

Well, this truly bums me out. I have purchased many of the fine Simon-3D instruments over the years and it just sucks when a fellow CG traveller slips away like this. I lost my own dad almost a year ago and it's literally on my mind every single day. I really hate to hear about anyone else loosing a parent. Gee.


zachary ( posted at 7:51PM Mon, 20 March 2017

My condolences to his family.

Mastro ( posted at 10:25PM Mon, 20 March 2017

I'm so sorry to hear about this. So sad.

jaxprog ( posted at 10:26PM Mon, 20 March 2017

God bless you Simon and your family.

infinity10 ( posted at 12:08AM Tue, 21 March 2017

I am stunned - real shock. Condolences to the family. May he Rest In Peace.

LadyElf ( posted at 12:47AM Tue, 21 March 2017

So sorry to hear about this. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. He will be missed by the artistic community and all of the friends he made here.

SilverDolphin ( posted at 3:22AM Tue, 21 March 2017

My condolences go out to his family.

Madbat ( posted at 8:00AM Tue, 21 March 2017

I used to talk to him all the time when I was at Deviantart. He was a great guy, and he'll be missed a lot. My condolences to his family.

contedesfees ( posted at 8:58AM Tue, 21 March 2017

Please let me express my sincere condolences.

beachsidelegs ( posted at 10:47AM Tue, 21 March 2017

My condolences to his family and friends so sad.

Tempesta3d ( posted at 11:46AM Tue, 21 March 2017

I am deeply sorry, my condolences to the family, we lost a great Artist.

isikol ( posted at 1:34PM Tue, 21 March 2017

My deepest condolences....he was a great artist and as i understand now a great father...

Daddyo3d ( posted at 1:34PM Tue, 21 March 2017

He will be missed. My Condolences to the family. May he Rest In Peace.