If you stopped by in the past 24 hours, you probably saw the dramatic headline: DISASTER! My main hard drive died taking Daru, Lana, Oola, Rena, Ciel, Kaiya, and Max with it. They're all GONE!
Well by some divine providence, the night before my hard drive spontaneously died, I backed up my Poser runtimes to my brand new storage drive (that I bought because my old storage drive developed a weird vibration and I didn't want it to die). Thank GOD. However, all of my Poser scene files, all of my Vue work, all of my unwatermarked original renders, Poser products & freebies that are no longer available, all of my digital photos, my high school and college projects, my music...all of it is gone.
I am now going to do what I've never done before. I am asking for help. I need to get data recovery done on this drive. I've tried home remedies like sticking it in the freezer and attaching it as a secondary drive to another windows installation. Nothing works, it's dead. The problem is data recovery is extremely expensive (average cost $1500). If you enjoy my work, and can donate anything, even $1, please. I will try to find a way to make it up to everyone who makes a donation. If there is a "notes" box, please include your RadiantCG account name, Renderosity name, or your e-mail address in case I do.
I have set up a paypal donation bucket here: Donations closed. Thank you everyone who donated!
Now, here is Daru, with nothing but herself. Yes, I know it's quick and it's a re-use of a previous pose, but Daru and I are just happy that she's alive. All of my girls are irreplaceable originals. They cannot be created again from scratch. Additionally, this image shows off the new higher res texture I made for Daru's lekku after Chimera46 took me to task on the last image for the low res textures.
You can bet I'll be backing my data up regularly now. As I type this, my poser runtimes are being backed up to another computer since this is the only copy of them that currently exists. 0_0
Thank you everyone and I'm glad that I can still do this.
In any case, thought about refreshing with a new cast of characters?
08/30/2007 10:29 AM
that just bites. well, at least you didn't loose your talent
08/30/2007 12:05 PM
Sorry dude. I'll pray for ya.
Good Photo though
08/30/2007 02:15 PM
Sorry to hear about the crash man. I hope you can get it all worked out somehow... you are too great an artist to be down for too long.
Daru seems happy to be alive though.
08/30/2007 07:12 PM
Join Date: 05/22/2006 Comments: 187
Sorry to hear what happened. I've sent you an e-mail, so hopefully you get it (Hotmail has changed recently and works a little differently). I've also sent a donation and more importantly, hopefully you get that!
08/30/2007 07:35 PM
Oooh, thats bad. I'd send a donation if I had money, but right now all my money is going to Poser.
Hope you can recover your data
09/06/2007 07:53 AM
Pardon the newb for not having been on when donations were needed. I'm glad you don't have to shut down!
Nice pic, too; Daru looks...excited! to be not dead!
12/29/2007 10:34 PM
Ow, so dammit hot!
01/11/2008 02:19 PM
I also came late, like Hremsfeld, but if I hadn't I would have tried to send some donation money.
02/17/2008 07:00 PM
No SW Name
06/16/2008 09:33 AM
well thats good that u got all your images back
06/23/2008 05:12 PM
srry man / "< _ >" \
I 2 am a nube, and I 2 a, and have been, well, broke *hangs head in shame* I am sooooooooooo
glad that your many existing fans were enough to help you through, I found this site a few years ago but was on another computer and couldent find you again, I never gave up and Im here if you need some help now if you need it, Daru there is stunning, and even if the worst had happend it was great that at least Daru would have survived,
she in my opinion at least is your best work, bar none. but lukaly that never happened so, I thank you for all you do here, Iv been looking at the posts andno one says it enough so I take this time to honestly thank you, good work and hope to see more from you soon.
02/10/2009 02:22 PM
Join Date: 05/16/2009 Comments: 44
Nice Daru pic. She's smoking hot.
01/19/2010 08:59 AM
Join Date: 03/12/2010 Comments: 25
I remember this!
I remember when this happened, or maybe it was shortly after that. I had assumed Daru, Ciel, Lana, and Rena were already lost. I wouldn't have paid over a thousand dollars to recover my data, but I didn't have anything like these beauties on my HD then.
Every time a new creation comes out with a certain special someone, I will appreciate what it took for you to save them. Strange to think that all of them are just a bunch of 1's and 0's on a metal platter, but it goes to show how fragile it is.
Thank-you for all you've given to this site.
03/19/2010 09:30 PM
Wow!!!! Coooooollll!!!!! Ахуенно мутиш!!!
05/03/2010 08:48 AM
It very lovly but I was hoping more non cencered nudity.
06/27/2010 01:46 AM
Join Date: 08/19/2011 Comments: 104
I have to say...
yo ALL the twi'leks on this web site: I love you all!