After 13 years of existence, 3D-Passion.com (@wayback), launched back during the old Internet of the 2000's era and which attracted nearly 4 million unique visitors, has ceased to exist. I would like to thanks all the customers (more than 6,000) that had confidence in my small website and purchased memberships to get desktop wallpapers that I made back a decade ago.
It was a particular period with Internet starting to get traction amongst users, with webmaster link exchanges (which was important to users to discover content), and I would like to thanks the people I 'met' during this period which includes Ryan Bliss from Digital Blasphemy, Ryan Peters, owner of DecalGirl, Jeff Quick from Moodflow, Mike Bonnell, Eric Knight Holbrook and lots of others. That was a fun period! The actual Internet is no longer the same as it was when 3D-Passion.com launched, but everything we know always changes, don't you think?
I would like also to thanks Google which often favored 3D-Passion.com within its field, and 3D-Passion.com would not have lived without the traffic I got from there.
Long live the Internet!
All the best. :-)
Cedric Amadei (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PS: I didn't stop to create entertainment websites, so if you wish you can take a visit to w4mobi.com!
As a repository and a wish to create an anchor to the past, here are links to the sources of some of the artworks that were made between 1998 and 2002 with very old hardware / processing power and very old software. These artworks were licensed to various professionals, as console skins at DecalGirl, in a video game, as concert tickets, as banners for special events, in book illustrations, on mobile graphics at Oxigen Infovision (India) and Nitro SP (Poland) plus a few others… Enjoy!
To my surprise, 3D Passion continues to have some sort of backstage life… Here is a message I got from one of my old fans, after visiting recently 3D Passion. Many thanks to him for such a kind message:
(2017/03/27) Greetings Mr. Amadei:
My name is A. B. and I'm a big fan of your job. I first knew about you from a Screensaver called Destruction SS which featured your 3D renderings of space. I felt in love with sience then with space and I wanted to thank you for filling part of my childhood with your amazing art!
I attach an image I recreated from what I could remember I saw from the screensaver. I hope you like it! It is a tribute I made a long time ago in photoshop.
I really hope we could talk some time later, I must say you inspired me in becoming an artist myself, and for that I will always be grateful.
My best wishes.