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Hi - Welcome to my Realm of 3D Fantasy.

My best wishes for 2015 to all my visitors and friends :) May be the inspiration with you !

The site is now running for about 13 years. Thanks to all visitors and all the kind comments and suggestions I recieved from you.
There were only some minor changes on my page over the last year, most of them invisible to my visitors, some improvements and reorganizing of galleries. My most recent gallery "Girls and Ancient Rites" - and my most successful one - got over 80.000 hits last year. I am going to update it several times a month. The latest images are topmost, the older ones moved to the bottom. I had to split the gallery because it became too huge.
Also have a look at my sister site http://www.joesartworlds.de/. This is a G-rated site, so no nudes at all. I decided to strengthen this site by adding more galleries and a freestuff section as well. It focuses more on experimental art, unusual approaches, textures and modelling. There are no links back to my other sites.
My download area is still growing. Most recent updates you'll find at my scifi items and my architectonic objects.
I also offer some few items in my "swapshop"  (once sold at Renderosity): such as more elaborated models or complete scenes for use in Poser. If you like my fresstuff, have a look over there ...


What's new?

2014-11-22 Elder Wall 06 (for Poser)
A nice wall element, - for your garden or historical fantasy scenes. The wall has two material presets to choose from. You will find them in the library Materials/Joe/Architecture. Hope you'll find them useful :)


2014-01-15 Fantasy Temples
More items and variations of this style will follow soon. One day - so I hope - I'll be able to build a complete fantasy temple town for my story scenes. Hope you'll find them useful :)


2013-01-10 Fantasy Backgrounds and more ...
I am working on some architectural props for Poser. Here are some renders of my latest model - coming to my freestuff section soon. You can use them as background images for your renders - have fun :)


2012-12
New Freestuff Items Added.
And here are some more ...



2012-11
New Freestuff Items Added.
I started an architectural set of models: arches, pillars and wall items, all of similer size and appearance, so you can build a complete fantasy environment. Have a look at my download area. More to come ...



2011-12
Erotic Fantasy Art Published.
Some days ago I got my printed copy of "Erotic Fantasy Art Vol. 2" (Ilex Press, UK), a compendium of contemporary erotic fantasy artwork. I was invited to contribute some digital artwork. I am very proud and I feel honored that finally one piece ("Worshipping the Moon") made it into this printed full colored book :)

Fantasy Gate

[Quote from Ilex Press]
Erotic Fantasy Art, Volume 2
Paul Peart-Smith
This sensual compendium of all that is erotic in the realms of fantasy and imaginative art will delight all lovers of the genre. Picking up where Ilex's first best-selling volume left off, it explores a wide variety of styles and genres: sensational oils alongside innovative digital work, darkly gothic tableaux and light, playful pieces. Selected by art editor Paul Peart-Smith, all of the images are presented with the artists' own words giving fascinating insights into their inspirations and techniques. The artists featured range from established professionals in the field, to up-and-coming newcomers whose work is being published for the first time, making this a unique visual celebration of an exciting not to say sensuous corner of the contemporary visual arts.
[Quote end]
For me there is no money envolved, it is just a great chance to get exposure. So, if you buy the book - or not - I'll not get paid for.


2011-09
New Thumbnail Viewer for my Galleries.
I am - once again - reorganizing and reprogramming some features of my galleries. I added a thumbnail viewer script to the topmost galleries to enhance the viewing experience. Now I can provide larger fullsize images without distroying the layout. The drawback - however - is, that you need Javascript enabled in order to see my fullsize pics. On the other hand - most websites nowadays use Javascript in combination with AJAX. Without it most dynamic sites wouldn't work at all.


2011-06
New Freestuff Items Added.
Visit my free download section "Architecture" to see and download my latest models. I hope you'll find them usefull.

Fantasy Gate  Tomb Pyramide

2010-06-30 "Gold Award of Paradise" for my website
I am proud to announce the Award of Paradise Gold for my website :) It's not easy to get such an award. A couple of criteria has to be met, such as design, content, ease of navigation, coding, etc.

Laudatio (in German only)
Herzliche Gratulation Joe, Alias Jenay ! Ich danke Dir für das entgegengebrachte Vertrauen, Deine Webseite *Joe's 3D Fantasy Art Galleries* bewerten zu dürfen. Es hat mir sehr viel Freude bereitet, Deine Seite zu besuchen und ich habe Deine tollen Arbeiten und Resourcen bewundern können. Die Seite hat ein hervorragendes Design und vemittelt ein tolles Gesamtbild. Die Galerie ist eine Welt fantasievoll erstellter Bilder in Poser, mit geheimnissvollen und exotischen Schönheiten, die Du nackt oder spärlich bekleidet, aber geschmackvoll präsentierst. Aber auch Deine Cover Art, Science Fiction und digitalen Grafiken haben mich sehr beeindruckt.
Es ist Dir sehr zu wünschen, dass Dein Jugendtraum mit der Erstellung von Comics mittels 3D Programmen in Erfüllung geht und vieles in den nächsten Monaten noch hinzu kommt. Ich war von den Besuch auf Deiner Seite sehr begeistert und zeichne Deine Webseite mit den Award of Paradise in Gold aus und möchte Dir nochmals recht herzlich gratulieren.
 
Mit freundlichen Gruss, Franz Boigner
Wien, am 28.Juni 2010
Award of Paradise - Awardprogramm


2010-03-08 Re-Organizing my most recent Galleries
I found out that my galleries are way overpopulated - time to add a navigation to browse through the images more conveniently. Now you have a page counter, number of images per gallery added as well. Goto gallery preview.


2010-02
New Freestuff Items Added.
Visit my free download section "Architecture" to see and download my latest models. I hope you'll find them usefull.

lonesomegate Fantasy Globe Fantasy Sceptre

2010-01-04 New Back&White Gallery Added
Inspired by fine nude art galleries. Most of these pics are Poser renders in full color, tweaked and postworked. I used a couple of pre-made and customized black&white photoshop filters, such as Virtual Photographer (http://www.optikvervelabs.com/), Moodlight and Softmood (http://www.xero-graphics.co.uk/).


2009-04-01 New Planet Argyron detected !!
... here is an exclusive, never published pic of the recently detected new planet "Argyron". It's diameter is aprox. 8000 km, distance to the sun is nearly 960.000.000 km. This planet is only once visible within 200 years, because it's so far away. OK - here you can download a PNG file (with transparent background) - this link, however, is not an April joke - LOL


2009-02-21
Recently I started to learn the GIMP (Graphic Image Manipulating Program) and did my first experiments. GIMP has similar functions like Photoshop and the interface can be arranged and used in a similar way. It's also possible to follow a couple of basic Photoshop tutorials and adapt them (with limitations) to GIMP. And GIMP is free ! So I did my first layers, custom brushes, filtering, etc. etc. A new gallery added: "Starfield Backgrounds and More ..." . These backgrounds are free for personal or commercial use, but please don't redistribute them without my permission. Enjoy :)


2008-12-13
New textures added to my download area. These textures are free for personal or commercial use, but please don't redistribute them without my permission. Enjoy :)


2008-09-10
Chamber of the Acolytes
This is my new project, a Poser ready-to-use set I am working on. It's a complete pre-assembled scene for your Poser library palette. Each object loads separately and can be moved or removed as desired. The scene re-uses a couple of items that can be downloaded seprately, other objects are brand new and never published yet. I hope you'll find it usefull.
Hint: it's still WIP. Release date will be announced later in the year. In the meantime you may download the stone alter, and the pedestals with the orbs from here and here.

Click to open fillsize image Chamber of the Acolytes

2008-07-04
Architecture of Siam (Thailand)
I brought approx. 400 digital photos back from my Thailand trip early this year. These architectonic structures are called "chedis". They are used as tombs. Their size ranges from some few metres up to 20-30 metres is height. Some of them can be entered and contain chambers with Buddah statues inside and ash pottery of the ancestors. This is my first attempt to re-create some of these chedis for use in Poser. I also added a couple of morphs to change the shape a bit. Visit my download area.

Chedis

2008-05-18
A couple of new fantasy props released - Goto Download Area.

Crystal Ball Fantasy Globe Fantasy Sceptre

2008-04-27
My New TFT Monitor
I had a tough time since my old TFT monitor died 2 weeks ago. I was unable to work with my PC, no Poser fun, no rendering, no graphics - my only internet access was in the office, where I could check and answer my mails.
Now the lean time is over. My new 19" TFT is working fine :) :) :)
The old monitor had 15" in diameter, the new one now has 19". It looks not so much larger than the other one, I couldn't believe. So, what did Dr. Joe, the unbeliever ? I took a ruler and measured: now I am convinced: the diameter of the new one is 4" larger - LOL.
Ah - forgot to mention: it is a Siemens-Fujitsu L19-2SD.

New TFT Monitor

2007-05-10
Indian Garden Fantasy Gazebo
Inspired by Indian architecture buildings from the era of the Mogul dynasty. I found time to have a closer look at the pictures from India, taken by a friend who did a sightseeing tour last autumn. Just some hundreds of fotos. As always I like the user to do their own scenes and creations, so all objects are included as individual props to provide a kind of construction kit. I added 3 pre-assembled scenes, one background plane with foto image included. Have a look in my new product showcase gallery. Here you can see some sample scenes.
This is not a free giveaway (sorry, folks), it was made for the online store at Illusions-Designs and it is only available over there. Look for "Sets and Props".

Indian Fantasy Gazebo

2007-03-31
Old Roman Bath
Designed after foto references for use in Poser. Have a look in my new product showcase gallery. Here you can see some sample scenes. This is not a free giveaway (sorry, folks), it was made for the online store at Illusions-Designs and it is only available over there. Look for "Sets and Props".

Old Roman Bath

2007-02-01
StandingStones
A new product showcase gallery added. Here you can see, how my new Stonehenge-inspired structure works and what you can do with it. Most pics are rendered in Poser, a couple are done in Bryce as well. This is not a free giveaway (sorry, folks), it was made for the online store at Illusions-Designs and it is only available over there. Look for "Sets and Props".

Standing Stones

2007-01-05
My first freestuff item uploaded. Visit the scifi section of my download area.
My most popular gallery "Girls and Ancient Rites" updated. This is where I keep posting my latest images, come back from time to time. Updates almost every week.


2006-10-30
A new gallery added, the Blue Gallery, dedicated to moody themes in cool blue colortone with atmospheric mood. Beautiful young women or demons in ancient or mystical environments. Most of them nude or sparely dressed, but tastefully presented.


2006-09-30
A new gallery added, Landscapes, where I want to show off my proceedings with Bryce and other 3D landscape generators. There are some POVRAY and Poser renders as well, with various amount of postwork added, to see the differences.


2006-09-06
Now I am totally overwhelmed. Poser5 came out for free at Efrontier's Content Paradise. I registered for a free copy, but was still unable to download due to heavy traffic. Let's see if I can get my copy before it expires. I am not sure if it will run smoothly on my PC, maybe I have to upgrade to use it and render within reasonable time. I still had no time to check some tuts nor tips&tricks. Let's see ...


2006-09-01
DAZ3D is giving away Bryce 5.0 for free. I ordered and downloaded my copy. Thanks :) Now it's time to play with it and learn a new program (although I had a demo copy that I used from time to time to create some cool textures - saving disabled). My first terrain and landscape scene turned out very promising. I think I am going to start a new gallery dedicated to Bryce renders within the next weeks. The next step I sucessfully did, was importing OBJ-files intended for use in Poser. My future plans are importing Poser characters into Bryce, but first I have to study a couple of tutorials ...


2006-08-30
A couple of cool digitally created stone and rock surface textures uploaded to my section stonetextures, some of them overlayed with a 3D brick texture. Have fun :)


2006-08-14
At the moment I am in the process of checking and testing various guestbook scripts to replace my old guestbook. I found a couple of suitable scripts. The new guestbook should have improved spam protection, enhanced features, email notification and the ability of editing existing entries. Unfortunately the programmer of my old guestbook stopped its development. I hope that I can soon have my guestbook back and working.


2006-07-10
A bit quiet lately. On June, 15th I got seriously ill. I struggled two days until I decided to go to hospital. It was a case of "appendicitis" in last stage. It was critical they said, with some serious complications after the surgery. I was nearly two weeks in hospital, without chance to post or even internet access. Then another two weeks recovering at home and my first weak attempts to create something in Poser.
OK - I am back again, a bit "faint" or so, but nearly myself again :)


2006-05-20
A couple of scifi scenes added to scifidesktop. I used the free dystopia city blocks from Moebius87. Hmmm ... every time I take an approach in a scifi cityscape it results in a dark and dusty atmosphere.


2006-04-21
I am sorry to announce that I decided to disable my guestbook for a while due to increasing amount of spam entries. The guestbook is not intended as an ad for viagra and cialis and phentermine and other such stuff. And I am not inclined to wipe out half a dozen of postings every day - not to mention what will happen when I am some days out for holidays ...
Thanks to all who gave me feedback about my work and my site. I hope I'll find a solution ASAP ...


2006-02-15
I am proud to announce my interview for the "Free Stuff of the Month Contributor" at Renderosity.
[Quote]
"Each month we showcase a Renderosity Free Stuff Artist, in appreciation for their thoughtfulness, and countless hours spent creating free items for the Renderosity community. This month we are proud to showcase the works of Joe Kurz, better known to his Renderosity fellow artists as jenay."
o Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
o Where do you get your ideas from?
o What was the first model you ever made?
o Do you have any advice for someone just starting out modeling and sharing their free stuff items?
o ... and much more questions you never dared to ask ;)
[/Quote]
Read the interview here.


2006-02-09
Some new cool scifi textures added to my texture gallery. Visit here. Hope you like them.


2006-01-26
A new gallery added, dedicated to classical pinup poses. Inspired by fine nude art fotographers I am trying to re-create some classical poses with minimalistic environment settings. Visit gallery. Hope you like it.


2006-01-08
A new fantasy wall panel with a rosetta window uploaded to my download area. Hope you like it.


2005-09-13
A new scifi wall panel uploaded to my download area. Just check out.


2005-09-10
My PC crashed at the beginning of August, almost a complete month without PC and rendering capabilities - *sigh* it was a tough time ... In the meantime I bought a new mainboard, CPU, fan and RAM (not enough money to buy a complete new PC) - and it's working again :) :) I had to reinstall Windows, but Poser resides on a second HD, and it's working, no need to change anything. runtime and all data preserved !


2005-09-01
Three weeks without Poser. How will this end ... ?


2005-08-12
My PC died last weekend. Seems a hardware failure with mainboard/CPU and/or memory. Had to stop my projects for a while ... sorry :( ... I took some investigations to find affordable hardware, but it may take a while until I am online back again. Luckily - the HDs with all data are preserved. I'll let you know when I am on duty again ...


2005-08-06
2 new architectonic items released in my download section: a gothic styled vault and a simple monopteros temple. Just check out.


2005-06-26
My summer holidays in Mallorca/Spain are over. I collected a couple of digital photos that will inspire me to make new models, like as some mediterranean houses and places, a light tower, or an arabic castle, coming soon ...
 
A new section opened at my sister site "Joe's Artworlds" with work in progress, graphic experiments and unusual approaches. Make sure to stop there from time to time. There are some hidden downloads and other secret goodies as well ...


2005-04-27
I am in the process of re-organizing my galleries: merging some older galleries and splitting the newer ones that are overpopulated. so you may notice some minor changes here and there. If you find some broken links, please let me know. You may use my guestbook to leave comments and questions. Enjoy :)


2005-03-21
A new gallery SciFi Scenes and Backgrounds opened, 9 pics added.
 
Gallery "Stormy Seas" merged with my Sorceress gallery. This is a gallery containing some of my oldest Poser pics I did early in 2001 like as the series "Stormy Seas". At that time I only rendered small size images, because my old PC couldn't handle more without crashing.
 
New SciFi item added in my download area. Have fun :)


2005-01-06
A Happy New Year 2005 to all my visitors :)
I am a bit late with my updates, forgive me. The new year started with a big catastrophe: my hard disk crashed, and I lost approx. 25 Gigs of artwork, projects and WIP, nearly all stuff I did over the last 6 months ... :(
I could only recover some small snippets, so have to start over again. It will take a time, until there is enough stuff to start with a new gallery ...
Anyway - have a look at my recent gallery, where I am used to post my latest pics. Have fun :)


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