Dear Renderosity Team, it's just time to say "thank you" for this huge project. And a thank to the community, too. This project is combining Pro's work and beginner's first steps to an excellent place, where knwoledge and the joy of art is shared. For being new to digital art, I appreciate that the most. The atmosphere here is very good, and to have a good community, the staff is most important. And you are indeed a wonderful staff. I can't imagine, how much effort this all must be - the statistics above speaks for itself. Handling this huge community must be a real piece of work. I personally feld comortable from the first day here - and I'm looking forward to your next plans. Thanks again, take care, Jimi
Very nicely written Mission and Vision statement. Growth and change is never easy to manage, I think the staff has been making an honest and good effort. There are good things happening, and some very nice infrastructure/software updates have been put into place. I think most of us realize it is going to take time and a lot of planning to get to where you want to be... also that you are trying to hit a moving target. The work you have done has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated. dadamson (Castle Dev)
Renderosity is unique, and I am glad to be a member. It is a continuous storm of creative energy of all frequencies. May I add one remark? If you don't know the exact spelling of an artist's name, it is nearly impossible to find her/his gallery. Perhaps the search database could be divided into 26 pages that follow the alphabet? Then at least one wouldn't have to click "next" ad infinitum to reach for example the letter "z".
the free stuff area and store banners have a problem. there's far too much stuff in them for poser and not nearly enough for other applications and users that dont use poser. Nothing against poser but the impression I had for quite a while was that this site was mostly a poser website. I know different because i've been around a while but still...most of the banners are for poser products. and the banners are what you see on every page. If renderosity really wants to be attractive to every type of graphic artist out there they need to do something about toning down the ammount of poser stuff and increasing the rest of the nonposer stuff. Maybe just a lot less poser banners and a lot more banners for all sorts of other things.
Please accept my "thank you" too. Renderosity has grown into the VERY BEST graphics community on the internet, mainly through the hard work of the management team, but also through listening and responding to it's highly creative members. There's something for everyone here, and Renderosity has become a daily part of all our lives. Long may it continue! :-)
Poser RULES renderosity. EVERYTHING here is almost owned by poser users. That makes me so sick. i.e. someone posts a image, and 5 seconds after someone posts a poser image. That poser image will have almost 10x more viewings than the other, except if it's VERY GOOD. And almost all poser images are just compositions with poser props bought here. Ridiculous at my point of view.
Renderosity has introduced me to a range and quality of art that I had never dreamed of, and the people from all over the world who have created this art also share their knowledge and friendship. It just doesn't get any better than this ... ;-) Thank you Renderosity.
I quote "Upgrading the Infrastructure.... Due to our rapid growth, it was necessary to make a significant investment in several servers to handle the growing traffic and ensure fast reliable access to the site. Renderosity will continue to upgrade our infrastructure on a regular basis, so that we can continue to meet the needs of our community." When is this going to happen, because I'm sitting here with DSL in Canada and this site is one of the slowest sites I come across and that's really a pitty, because there's so much nice stuff to read or to look at, but with these slow speeds I run out of patience very soon.
Kudos to the renderosity team for a job well done! Not only for having formulated such an ambitious plan, but on also having gone and achieved it! Its not an easy task to manage such a humongous site, yet for all of us, renderosity continues to be a very warm, friendly (at times confusing :-P) and comfortable experience! Achieving this is no easy task! Achieving it and still stewarding growth calls for ovation!!!!
Blowfish, we have put in a dedicated database server which has bought us some time under this load. We are still working on multiple front end servers that access a shared file system. This has been a 6 month work in progress. We are targeting to have this complete within 2 months. thanks for everyone's patience on this.
When I first came here, about a year ago, I was greeted on the most fabulous way I could imagine. Everyone is just so nice and when you need help, it is there. Right now, this website is the first one I log on to when I open the internet. The connection is many times quite slow, but, man, I like the community here. I wish the whole staff and every member at the Renderosity website a good future and may the Force be with everyone I forgot. Hope this website will improve as much as when I came here the first time, Thanks, Aragorn Elendil
When I first found renderosity i was doing ok with my digital artwork, but I gotta say having this place to see what is available and how it can be used has opened up new possibilities for those of us who live in the "sticks" and dont have professional trainers available. One little note of disension though.. why cant we in the marketplace have like paypal or something installed so that we could purchase the items without a credit card? some of us still dont have that lil plastic demon.
You might want to approach Corel again about a sponsorship; unless World Builder has a conflict with this--the Bryce gallery is huge and the Bryce forum is very active, Painter is also featured in the 2d gallery and it's own forum, as well as being use in other apps. If you are putting money into infrastructure the sponsorships are enormously helpful and they benefit the sponsors as well, getting their product in front of a highly interested and targeted audience.
Renderosity opened my eyes not only as making me feel part of a great community, but also as a new 3D artist. The staff has been very helpful of getting my website off the ground despite of my stupid beginner questions, and getting positive feedbacks from more advance artists than myself have teached me to become a beter 3D artist. I am meeting artists from around the world and currently working on a collaboration with some one from Australia. Who would have known? Thanks to all the Renderosity staff for your hard work and sharing your vision with us. Eugenius
Renderosity is resposible for putting my head in focus and getting my goals set. When I posted here a year ago for the first time, the community was so supportive and positive. It still is. The responses from fellow members, the forums, all helped play a critical role in making a long ago, pushed aside dream become a reality. I will always be greatful to and hold a very special place in my heart for Renderosity!
another suggestion for the filter for the "artist search" is to list artists by country or by genre. that would in a way help others find the "Artists" gallery fast. Listing by country would also provide insight to the viewers as to why his/her art is the way it is. Example, if someone would think of a certain image as unacceptable, and then he would he that the artist comes from a certain country which sees that "topic" shown in a image as acceptable, then it would lead to a better understanding of the art by knowing the background of the artist, where he came from, what his society believes in.
Thanks from a new member of Renderosity. My art is getting much more exposure than previously. It's great to get inspiration from artists with more advanced skills and be able to interact with them. The search feature for images is a big help. I like techinal type images so a search on machine etc turns up a wealth of inspirational art.
I want to take this opportunity to thank the Admins and Mods for a job well done! This site has been my first stop on the web since I first found it, and I am continually amazed by the generosity of the members. There is always plenty of people willing to do their best to help out even the newest member. So again BIG THANKS to the whole community...