Renderosity Breaks 15,000!!!!

Jack D. Kammerer · May 10, 2000 10:02 am

A year ago this month, me and several talented individuals had a dream, a dream to make a 3D Community Forum and make it the biggest thing on the Internet for that topic... On the 4th of November, after allot of struggles, plans that fell through and allot of restructuring, we took over Renderosity, with the goal of it being the realization of our dreams... During the six months of operation, all of us have had to weather the storms of operation... we have lost friends along the way, still struggle every day, we have banded together to stop thieves and we all argue with each other, then make up.... In the six months that we have been here, this place has become a FAMILY and a rather LARGE FAMILY at that!! This morning Renderosity boasts 15,000 active members that visit this site!! Our stats show that in the last 30 days we have had over 9,118 members come back more than 2 times a month!! What does this mean? It means that all of us is doing something right. It means that All of us, the members included, have found a way to reach out to other people and welcome them into the family, a family that grows everyday!! None of this would have been possible without you, the members, working together and with us to make this a better place. A place where we can share ideas, help one another, or even have an arguement or two then make up again. Nor would it have been possible if not for all of the admins who have worked long hours and had to put up with me. Or from EdgeNet, who decided to give us this site. Thank you, EVERYONE, for helping be a part of this Community and Family. I want to thank you all for the kind words about the passing of my sister. I will miss her, but I am so glad that I have a family such as you to help me through the hard times. Thank you!!! Jack

Article Comments

DTHUREGRIF ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 06 May 2000

And we're here FOR you and BECAUSE of you! Thank you, Jack, and ALL of my family here at renderosit

lalverson ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 06 May 2000

Personnally, I was at the end of my creative rope with free hand art, I just couldn't bear to draw another one even if I was able to think of something. As a longtime member of "Elfwood Fantasy Art" I saw some work by Daio and was hooked. I found this place in serch of stuf for my new way to try art and found this place to be a community were I can learn and grow as a digital artist. A place where I can experiment and grow a more fully rounded skill. A thousand thanks are meaningless, only participation can best show the power of this grand community. My hope is that in time i can help out more and share my work for others as they have given so freely to me. Thanks Jack, and thanks to all of this group.

pollux ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 06 May 2000

I would like to thank the founding members indeed all members who make this such a wonderful place to be.I have only been a member for a week now and already feel a part of the "family"My condolances to you and your family in this your time of mourning.Very best regards,Pollux

leeroy5 ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 06 May 2000

I am (a bad english spoken) member of the first day i have found poser4. I think if i not found this global family her i have no know of the wonders an wellnes with poser an with friends how like the same play.... an it is more then a game leeroy5 <--- old grey german

dragongirl ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 06 May 2000

I am very grateful for all of the people and for all of their efforts to create and maintain this site. It feeds my life in a way that is extremely important to me these days. Many thanks.

bonestructure ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 06 May 2000

Binge and purge, binge and purge, yeah, that's the ticket. I love this place.

Hell^Dog ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 06 May 2000

I just can say... WE ALL RULE!!!

enigma ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 06 May 2000

Not everyone could pull a site like this off. Everyone at Renderosity has done a great job creating a large and user-friendly site with talented members. Kudos! -enigma

alamo ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 06 May 2000

Thank you Jack for making a Poser Newbie welcome here I have made friends & am learning a lot-Bless You always.

Newc ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 06 May 2000

It's great to see this place really grow! Now we all have TWO great places to share our art and knowledge - Willow's original Poser Forum Online at (going into its third year - founded in June 1998) and now a baby sister site; Renderosity, started by those who decided to leave the PFO in search of their own place :) Newc

Nocturne ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 07 May 2000

Spiffy. :)

The MonsMan ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 07 May 2000

I discovered this Forum about 2 months ago. I must say I really like this site! And all the people here are very nice, that's what making this site so good. Thank u Jack and all the others for Renderosity!

DeanCarl ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 07 May 2000

Jack, Like some others here my art had gone stale. Now, I'm not a commercial visual artist (though I AM a comercial audio artist). But the visual art had been my escape and joy for a long time. But that looked like it was at an end. Then, in bouncing around the net I saw some art that realy looked interesting. 3d art. Somehow I found this site and Renderotica and started hearing about Poser and Bryce and...and...and...the next thing you know I was installing a brandy new copy of Poser 4 and saving up for Bryce and, as far as my art goes, doing stuff I'd never imagined I'd be able to do. This site has the best bunch of folks, both running it and using it, that I've found on the other "so called" communities on the web (ever watched the goings on at GAK!). To say "Great Job" is to restate the obviouse. A good site gets the hits, a bad site doesn't. Yours does and is!

hinchu ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 07 May 2000

This site has really pulled through! Great Job you guys. I love this place ;). (Now if only I could get my group site together, lol)

maga ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 08 May 2000

A special thank to this great and helpful family. I was just "surfing" the net when I found you, and day after day I learn something new. This is great for people like me who just "paint" for pleasure. All people here are so willing to help, and this is fantastic. I learn everyday something new. Thanks everybody. You're all great!

arabinowitz ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 08 May 2000

When I was looking into buying Poser I found this site. I watched the members of this forum communicating and sharing, and I realized that even if the Metecreations couldn't answer all of my questions I'd always have a group of people to rely on in a fix. You guys are the reason I got into this stuff. Thank you to the founders and to all of you who have shared your knowledge and work. Aharon

Sherlock ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 08 May 2000

Jack, Renderosity gives us all inspiration. Being able to share are creations motivates us to keep dreaming and realizing those dreams through computer graphics. In addition, being able to share enables us to share advice and grow better in our craft. We'd survive without Renderosity and the like, but I for one wouldn't want to try it!

nerd ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 09 May 2000

Yaaay! Yippie! I've never had so many FRIENDS! This is the best forum on any topic on the net.

Johnwiz ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 09 May 2000

This site is great, I just started using these 3D programs a few months back and when I found this place I was hooked. The members are a great bunch they helped me so much on getting better skills. THANKS to all that made this place on the web possible.

thip ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 09 May 2000

Amo, amavi, amatum, amat, if I remember my latin correctly; the forms of the word "loving". It's the root of the word "amateur" - one who does what s/he does for love of doing it. That's what one finds on R'osity, a creative witch's cauldron into which everyone throws their labors of love, and everyone gets to sip the magic potion that results. And you, Jack, and the otherwitch doctors of the R'osity staff provide the cauldron and keep the fire burning. Thanks to you all!

poseraddict ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 09 May 2000

A million thanks JDK! As a self-confessed loner and a computer geek, it's nice to know that I have somewhat of an extended family out there, one who shares my artistic interests and passions. Thank you for building this community and let's hope we could make it a million members strong!!!

holysoulja ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 11 May 2000

I think this site is awesome. I had just started doing 3D artwork and I was surfing the net just looking around to see what I could find on 3D stuff. I ran across this site and my search ended there. You guys got everything anyone could ever need! And I love the look of the pages there so easy to navigate. I rate you guys a #10 for everything!

Agny ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 14 May 2000

Congratulations ! And a BIG thank You, Renderosity, Our Family, for being. You put a smile on our faces.
You're a mother,
You're a friend and a teacher,
You're a lover,
You're a clown and a preacher...
oooops rimes sometimes :-) Special congrats to Fur, the Master of webmasters, for exelent piece of work that he has done on this site. Can't tell you with words, how big impression you made on me, you programming guru.
Yeah, and everybody frytki... Ciao

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