Renderosity Interactive Magazine

LillianH · April 5, 2004 11:18 am

The Renderosity Interactive Magazine - The RIM The RIM - Not just a magazine - But an "Online Experience!"
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Front Cover Markus Gann [magann] - Back Cover Matthias Lemcke [Gurami]
Inside Front Cover by Jens Peter Becke [JPeter] - Inside Back Cover by Chuck Siebuhr [chucksiebuhr]

Issue 2 now available - it's a must read!

The RIM magazine is the same high quality publication that you have enjoyed for the past two years, with some innovative changes. The new magazine format will now be published 5 times a year in PDF format. The magazine can be purchased as a Single Unit in PDF format, or as a Subscription from the Renderosity MarketPlace. With the purchase of a subscription, you will receive 5 issues of the magazine along with exclusive entrance to The RIM's professional web site .
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The RIM web site is only available to subscribers, and is filled with exciting, interactive, dynamic information.
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  • Private Club Suites: Want to get away from the maddening crowd? Talk one-on-one or with a small group? All subscribers to the RIM can set up their very own Private Club Suite, with an "Invitation Only" guest list.
  • Product Samples: Have you always wanted to try a sample of a product before you purchased it from the Renderosity MarketPlace? Here is your chance - Our very generous and amazingly talented Renderosity merchants will post samples of their work, on a limited basis for you to download and tryout - if you like what you see, we have direct links to the merchants marketplace for your shopping convenience.
  • Breaking News: Read daily to stay updated on what's happening in the world of software, art, music, animation, and writing.
  • Featured Artists: Each month The RIM will highlight featured artists/ writers/ and musicians.
  • Informative Forums: Not just another forum, but an information hub. Visit Around Town to get the latest news from your RIM neighbors. Or, drop by the Creator's Cafe and have a cup of cyber java, served by your hostess SndCastie, and enjoy an intellectual discussion on art, music, and writing. Dear RIM is the perfect place to pose a question to the magazine staff. If you have lost your way around the site, stop by the Town Hall to get Site Directions, help setting up your RIM pages, or just general information concerning the RIM site. The Web Works is the meeting place where webmaster's share their tips and tricks on setting up and maintaining a web site.
  • The RIM University: Take classes in a variety of subjects from our diverse teaching staff.
  • Featured Columns: A variety of columns by the Magazine Staff and visiting experts in the field of Art - Music - Writing. The columns are packed with exclusive tutorials, and news breaking information from the most exciting and knowledgeable people in their fields. Message1753.gif Examples of the Featured Columns:
  • Animation Alley: From animations to movie shorts; nemirc shares his tips and tricks.
  • Kixum's Korner: Devoted to 3D creative techniques from our Carrara/Raydream expert.
  • Bigt's Funnies and Friends: Features original comic creations from Bigt and his friends.
  • Music and SFX: Join vclaszlo as he introduces you to original music and sound effects.
  • Top Dog: Get the inside scoop from the leaders in a variety of fields!
  • Writer's Resource: Your first stop if you are interested in writing or getting published, hosted by dialyn and deemarie.
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The RIM - Not just a magazine - But an "Online Experience!"

Article Comments


Poserfiend ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 06 April 2004

Is it available now? I've not seen a notice to access it yet.

deemarie ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 07 April 2004

Hi Poserfiend We just opened the Doors to The RIM. So the Front Page announcement is the first of many you will be seeing :) The Magazine Team is very proud of our new venture and are excited by all the positive feed-back we have received from our new subscribers :)

SeanE ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 09 April 2004

What about contributors to the magazine? - Did you ever resolve that issue or do they still have to pay for access?

deemarie ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 09 April 2004

Hi Sean, Great to have you post :) Your excellent contributions to previous issues of the magazine have always been very well recieved. It has also been an honor to feature your articles, as we enjoy showcasing the the comic's forum, the cartoonist, and of course the colorist! You will be very excited to view Bigt's Sunday Comics with new comics posted each Sunday in the magazine's site! As to the contributors, as always, those who contribute to the magazine will receive a free issue of that magazine! Thank you once more for your continued support and we look forward to featuring a new article from you in the near future - hint, hint, hint :) Dee-Marie

odeathoflife ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 09 April 2004

I was givin a Magazine by a friend and I must say that it is very well written and full of useful information, and I will be buying a subscription :)

deemarie ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 10 April 2004

Thank you for your kind words and continued support of the magazine. Dee-Marie

BillyGoat ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 11 April 2004

How will it work for those of us who paid for the magazine in advance? Will there be a login/password entry? I did recieve an email when the magazine was abandoned and was promised a couple of months of the on-line subscription. I haven't heard anything lately regarding this situation.

deemarie ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 12 April 2004

Hi BillyGoat, Great question! When we switched from the printed version of the magazine to the digital version [which also includes the exclusive magazine interactive web site for subscribers]. All subscribers [who had a remaining balance due on their "printed" subscription] were given the option to either: 1. Receive a check for the remaining subscription balance. 2. Receive a MP gift certificate for the remaining subscription balance. 3. Receive a year's subscription to the new digital version of the magazine. I have sent you an IM with details pertaining to your magazine account. Thank you again for your inquery! Dee-Marie

WorldbuilderMedia ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 12 April 2004

Hi Dee-Marie, looking forward to signing up for this soon! --Donnie

LillianH ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 12 April 2004

To see a reader's first-hand impression of the RIM, you can check out this thread... http://www.renderosity.com/messages.ez?ForumID=12357&Form.ShowMessage=1738723 Best wishes, LillianH

3D_Explorer ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 13 April 2004

I think this is all great but I would like to know why you have switched from a printed version to a digital version. I'm quite frankly surprised why noone has asked yet.

deemarie ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 13 April 2004

Hi Donnie - It will be great to see you on The RIM web site :) Dee-Marie

deemarie ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 13 April 2004

Hi 3D Great question! The main reason was the cost of both producing the magazine and to subscribers! Anyone who received the printed version knows that it had the look, feel, and even the smell of a coffee-table book, instead of a quarterly magazine. As to the digital version it still remains a learning tool - and to that extent the new digital magazine makes it even more convenient - No more holding a magazine on your lap, trying to read the instructions as you follow along with a tutorial. Also, with the digital version we can offer tons of additional content, at no additional cost to our readers. No longer is there a shipping fee - which makes the magazine very affordable to our readers, especially outside the United States. We have also added an amazing interactive web site to go along with the magazine subscription! The magazine's web site is filled with interactive content, classes, forums, interviews, and sample product downloads from our amazing Renderosity Merchants.

  • We have gone from 4 issues a year to 5.
  • We lowered the price of each issue
  • We eliminated the shipping fees
  • We now offer a supporting interactive web site to subscribers, with exclusive content that is in constant update!
  • Between the yearly issues of the magazine and the supplemental web site our readers are getting a full years worth of content no waiting between issues! The magazine staff is still very proud of the printed version of the magazine Yet we are even more proud of the new direction the magazine has taken! We have reduced the price, added more content, and created a magazine and web site that far exceeds even our expectation! We hope you will join us in the fun for the magazine is truly more than a digital publication
    it really is an Online Experience! Dee-Marie Renderosity Interactive Magazine Editor in Chief

pokeydots ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 15 April 2004

Why is the online price so much? I can understand 25.00 for a paper magazine, but not for an online subscription, it just seems like a high price to pay. Not trying to cause trouble, just asking. I actually find it easier to read a tutorial from a magazine, than going back and fourth between my program and a site tutorial.And what is to keep people from sharing what is in the magazine, or the magazine itself? Thank

deemarie ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 15 April 2004

Hi Pokeydots The subscription price includes 5 issues of the magazine [single issues of the magazine are $5 each]. With the subscription you also get access to the professional interactive web site which features

  • weekly Merchant sample downloads,
  • Interactive exclusive interviews where you can ask questions of the artists
  • Interactive tutorials by some of the leaders in the field of art, music, and writing,
  • Private Club forums where only you and your invited guest can converse on your desired topic
  • Public forums to help ask questions and share information
  • Bigt and his friends Weekly Sunday Funnies
  • Plus tons of fun and informative interactive areas of interest In other words you are not only getting 5 issues of the magazine, but you are getting the equivalent of a years worth of continual streaming magazine content for less than the price of the original magazine [which was only 4 issues a year] Plus you are saving on shipping costs! Dee-Marie

pokeydots ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 15 April 2004

Thanks Dee

deemarie ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 16 April 2004

Yu are most welcome pokeydots :) Wishing you a wonderful weekend :)

BillJ ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 25 April 2004

April 25th... When will the first issue be ready to deliver?

deemarie ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 April 2004

Hi Billy, The first issue was published on March 31st :) Our second issue is scheduled for June 10th :) Dee-Marie

deemarie ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 27 April 2004

Hi Billy, As you are a subscriber to the RIM - You can download the first issue of the digital magazine - by first logging on to The RIM site. Next ... from the front page ... click on the Volume 3/ Issue 1 of "The RIM" link (the link is located in the top middle section of the front page). From there you can download the newest Magazine Issue. If you have any problems or further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me - either by IM or email. Wishing you a great week :) Dee-Marie

Mun ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 08 May 2004

I am actually looking for an e-magazine like this a year ago when I signed up to the net. Seriously, the use of paper is no longer viable for this type of publications due to the ever increasing paper cost. CDs where used to reduce the thickness of books.

iodine_angel ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 26 June 2004

Hi, I'm still going through the educational process and renderosity has helped make my trip through college so much easier. I was curious if the magazine would contain information on careers as well as a "classifieds" for the digital arts field. As I near completion of the college life, I'd like to be prepared for the professional field. (Not just have the education, but knowing where and how to find a job to fit my talents.) I don't want to end up like Kenny's family from Southpark! I've looked on job searches and such, but I found them to be unhelpful.

deemarie ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 27 June 2004

Hi Angel- I really like your excellent idea - Perhaps we could start up a Job-Market on the RIM web site, where potential employers would be able to interview perspective job searchers in the Private Club area. Grand Idea indeed! Dee-Marie

angelluciano ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 07 July 2004

I totally agree with iodine_angel... Setting up a job fair of some sort would be great! Believe me, there are a lot of VERY talented artists out here that would love to 'work' in their fields of expertise. I'm one of them... lol