Tag Archives: nostalgia

Remembering the RENDERSAUR (1997 to 2000)

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INside the inSIDE (EPIDERMIS EDIT). The title of an extremely short animation I produced as part of the RENDERSAUR project circa 1999.

Recently, I’ve been remembering the RENDERSAUR. The RENDERSAUR was an online art project I maintained seriously from 1997 to 2000, less-seriously from 2001 to 2002 and then trailing off completely around 2003 to 2004. RENDERSAUR was hosted by my friend and oscillated from RENDERSAUR.CX to RENDERSAUR.ORG. The Internet Archive: Wayback machine does a good job of capturing the essence of the later RENDERSAUR.ORG period of the project.

The concept for RENDERSAUR at the time was about establishing a network rendering service for 3D modelling and animation, more specifically a network rendering service for the 3D animation I was producing. The idea being my computer would then be free for me to continue to model and animate instead of waiting for computer to finish rendering. The original network rendering service concept was eschewed for a solitary preoccupation with modelling and animating art I like to call organic three dimensional visualisation. The principal output from this preoccupation was a strange 30 second animation called INside the inSIDE (EPIDERMIS EDIT).

Some days I wish RENDERSAUR would return.

Remember the Simple SketchUp Models?

Remember Simple SketchUp Models back when it was the Google 3D Warehouse? My favourite simple model was the 350 ml takeaway coffee cup with sipper style lid. Since 2008, the simple takeaway coffee cup has been viewed and downloaded a few times. I hope people found it useful.

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In 2009, the simple takeaway coffee cup model had been viewed and downloaded a few times. It had also been included in the Packaging Collection in the Google 3D Warehouse.
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In 2013, the simple takeaway coffee cup model has been viewed 4443 times and downloaded 2635 times. It’s no longer part of the Packaging Collection in the Trimble 3D Warehouse.