|Each month we showcase a Renderosity Free Stuff Artist,
in appreciation for their thoughtfulness, and countless hours spent
creating free items for the Renderosity community. This month we
are proud to showcase the works of As Shanim.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself? Me (As Shanim), and Siliphiel, make up the team of Awful Soul. There is a lot to say about us, however I believe there is really one aspect alone that says it all we really commit ourselves to everything we do. Did you begin with modeling, or did you begin with Poser? I started with modeling, and then discovered Poser, which was the perfect tool to give life to our characters and clothes. Our fist attempts in Poser were a real disaster. I couldnt believe my eyes, especially if I look at them today. If I think about it I wasnt even interested in creating clothes for Poser characters, but then, I admit it became ever more interesting, and after more than three years we cannot stay without Poser. What version of Poser do you use, and why do you like that version the best? Poser 6 finally a tool that is worth the name! I really like P6s Material Room; its complex and very interesting and enjoyable to understand. Not as funny as spitting watermelon seeds out of the window, but very intriguing nonetheless. Moreover P6 finally has the AO function (Ambient Occlusion), which gives the images a 3D illusion.
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A special "thank you" to contributing columnist, artist, Angel1, for taking time out of her busy schedule to conduct this month's Free Stuff Artist Interview.
If you know of a Renderosity Free Stuff Artist that you would like to have us showcase, please drop Dee-Marie a note with the artist's Renderosity username, and keep checking the Front Page News, you never know who we will be showcasing next! October 10, 2005
I think this is a great way to say thank you to the artists that so generously provide freebies to Renderosity members. I certainly would like to thank Awful Soul, not just for their freebies but for the imaginative products that I have purchased and enjoy. camera
I've been a pain to the Awful Soul team, with my modelling questions, especially As Shanim, but they couldn't be cooler about answering all my questions, and being supportive to a newbie such as myself. I can't say enough about their products, they are top, top notch! In addition with their created character kielo (think that's how you spell it) combined, make for the best renders. For christmas, I am gonna ask Santa for some Awful Soul clothes for M3 (hint, hint, cough, cough,) and a character morph for M3 to match Kielo. Keep up the awsome work Awful Soul. can't wait to see your M3 products! ;-p
Beside of building great models, charcters and textures, I'm so glad for all the morphs they put into there clothes for Vickey also that they update there clothes to fit the characters they make themself. For me they gave poser en new dimention. Thanks for making freebies!
In fact your gothing prison was the thing that helped me to do the first thing with poser that I called "image" (not "trial", "guy standing around in zero-pose" or "trash") and finally put some fun into rendering. Thanks a lot and heartfelt congratulations to you both!
You are both talented, and it shows with your work -- just like wine, good with age. I am absolutely impressed with the clothings the items you have made over the years, and I do believe you will dazzle us even more. Keep up the good work, As Shanim and Siliphiel... ;-)
A great interview, imformative and a bit comical (Vicky climbing out of the monitor?...lol). I do, however, disagree about Awful Soul not doing art etc...art is in the eye of the beholder and it does not necissarily require that many skills (acedemicly)to produce an artistic work, I think Awful Soul's creations are works of art in their own right. ;-)
Your freebies have always been top quality, unique, and useful, and your website a joy to visit. Thank you so much for all of your contributions to this community-- your talent gives a voice to that of many others, and if that's not something of which to be proud, what is? You are both Poser legends!