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-====== Robert Schutz - tributes ​and condolences ​====== +====== Robert Schutz - Tributes ​and Condolences ​======
-> **Summary:​** //We are deeply shocked that Robert Schutz, Rhino reseller from Off Broadway and a leader of the Rhino community has suddenly passed away on June 7, 2007 as he was leaving a restaurant after having dinner with friends. Services will be held this Friday (June 15th) at 11 am at the Burwood Cemetery, 28320 E River Rd, Escalon, CA.// +
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-> **Celebration:​** //A celebration of Robert’s life will be held on Thursday June 21, 2007 at 7PM at 64 Bellevue in Piedmont. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Rocio at (510) 520-6525//+> **Summary:​** //We are deeply shocked that Robert Schutz, Rhino reseller from Off Broadway and a leader of the Rhino community suddenly passed away on June 7, 2007 as he was leaving a restaurant after having dinner with friends. Services will be held this Friday (June 15th) at 11 am at the Burwood Cemetery, 28320 E River Rd, Escalon, CA.// 
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 +> **Celebration:​** //A celebration of Robert’s life will be held on Thursday June 21, 2007 at 7 pm at 64 Bellevue in Piedmont. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Rocio at (510) 520-6525//
  
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 //Please add your pictures, comments, and condolences//​ //Please add your pictures, comments, and condolences//​
  
-=====Rose Vigdal:=====+=====Rose Vigdal=====
  
 What a pain in butt Robert could be but so very loveable at the same time! I will always remember the late '​80'​s early '​90'​s Autodesk conventions with a smile. Katie, Virginia & I would always have some story to share after those special "​invite only" parties that we'd all get into. This news of his passing is a shock - you will be missed, my friend! What a pain in butt Robert could be but so very loveable at the same time! I will always remember the late '​80'​s early '​90'​s Autodesk conventions with a smile. Katie, Virginia & I would always have some story to share after those special "​invite only" parties that we'd all get into. This news of his passing is a shock - you will be missed, my friend!
  
  
-----+===== Ben Thompson=====
  
 Robert will be missed by many of us regular swimmers at Temescal Pool in Oakland. He was a fixture at the pool, always friendly and gregarious. Never shy about telling you exactly what he thought. We will miss him buzzing around the neighborhood on his electric bike. There are those of us who know nothing of his professional life and never heard of Rhino. Here was a multi-dimensional guy.  I'm in shock. Hard to believe a guy so full of life can be gone so suddenly. Robert will be missed by many of us regular swimmers at Temescal Pool in Oakland. He was a fixture at the pool, always friendly and gregarious. Never shy about telling you exactly what he thought. We will miss him buzzing around the neighborhood on his electric bike. There are those of us who know nothing of his professional life and never heard of Rhino. Here was a multi-dimensional guy.  I'm in shock. Hard to believe a guy so full of life can be gone so suddenly.
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 Bye Robert (for now). Bye Robert (for now).
  
-=====- Ben Thompson===== 
  
  
-=====Christine\\(Schutz) Phillips:=====+ 
 +=====Christine (Schutz) Phillips=====
  
 I am Robert'​s cousin, Christine. I wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of you for your kind words about Robert (although, he will always be Bobby to his family). You enriched his life tremendously and I know that he was so proud to have transcended his physical limitations to achieve great success in his professional life. Your comments have lightened our grief. I am Robert'​s cousin, Christine. I wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of you for your kind words about Robert (although, he will always be Bobby to his family). You enriched his life tremendously and I know that he was so proud to have transcended his physical limitations to achieve great success in his professional life. Your comments have lightened our grief.
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 Thanks again for all your kind words and for being such wonderful friends to Robert. Thanks again for all your kind words and for being such wonderful friends to Robert.
  
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-=====Andrea B.:=====+=====Andrea B.=====
  
 I just found your newsgroup and I just wanted to let you know that I was with him when he passed away. He apparently had a major heart attack right after we finished dinner at a restaurant in Emeryville. He was gone so fast, in the middle of a conversation. My condolences to all of you who knew him. I'm still in shock, but if it helps you to talk, please email me privately at <​andreab2@mindspring.com>​. Thank you. I just found your newsgroup and I just wanted to let you know that I was with him when he passed away. He apparently had a major heart attack right after we finished dinner at a restaurant in Emeryville. He was gone so fast, in the middle of a conversation. My condolences to all of you who knew him. I'm still in shock, but if it helps you to talk, please email me privately at <​andreab2@mindspring.com>​. Thank you.
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 His profession at the time was as a machinist. I was impressed when I visited him where he worked, he was running a large lathe at the time. His profession at the time was as a machinist. I was impressed when I visited him where he worked, he was running a large lathe at the time.
  
-Robert had a rocky childhood. His mother had abandoned him. Robert had to help take care of his father who was bed ridden with Polio and was in an iron lung. Robert also had polio and had a crippled leg. He shed his dark past when he drove west. The Bay area greeted him with open arms and soon he was a fixture on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland.+Robert had a rocky childhood. His mother had abandoned him. Robert had to help take care of his father who was bed ridden with polio and was in an iron lung. Robert also had polio and had a crippled leg. He shed his dark past when he drove west. The Bay area greeted him with open arms and soon he was a fixture on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland.
  
-He was determined to get past his handicap. ​ I remember the BMW he had in the eighties. This car was all custom fitted with hydraulic pistons that worked the clutch. It was operated by thumb on the gearshift lever. Being a machinist benefited him in many ways; it allowed him to see how things work physically and also laid out a foundation for discipline in the digital world. All this was useful in his venture into the high tech work where he was selling ​[[rhino:​autocad|AutoCAD]] and eventually Rhino 3D. Being a blacksmith and working in reality 3D I can thoroughly understand how he was fascinated by it. Machining without standing in front of a machine all day, cool!+He was determined to get past his handicap. ​ I remember the BMW he had in the eighties. This car was all custom fitted with hydraulic pistons that worked the clutch. It was operated by thumb on the gearshift lever. Being a machinist benefited him in many ways; it allowed him to see how things work physically and also laid out a foundation for discipline in the digital world. All this was useful in his venture into the high tech work where he was selling AutoCAD and eventually Rhino 3D. Being a blacksmith and working in reality 3D I can thoroughly understand how he was fascinated by it. Machining without standing in front of a machine all day, cool!
  
 He was a very sharp businessman and was always available for advice for anyone. When we’d go out for lunch, for example, if something could have been done more efficiently he would advise the headwaiter in a helpful manner. To the end he’d keep beating into me that I had to raise my prices. He was a very sharp businessman and was always available for advice for anyone. When we’d go out for lunch, for example, if something could have been done more efficiently he would advise the headwaiter in a helpful manner. To the end he’d keep beating into me that I had to raise my prices.
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-=====Bob\\McNeel:=====+=====Bob McNeel=====
  
 It is hard to know where to start when there is so much to say. Robert Schutz was one of my oldest friends. He was a true friend. Someone you could always rely on. It is hard to know where to start when there is so much to say. Robert Schutz was one of my oldest friends. He was a true friend. Someone you could always rely on.
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 Some background on Robert that most of you might not know or know better so please correct… Some background on Robert that most of you might not know or know better so please correct…
  
-Robert grew up Los Angeles until he was 6 or 7. He contracted polio just as they were finishing the field trials for the Polio vaccine. It was only a week or two after he was diagnosed that all of the kids in his schools were vaccinated. I believe that was 1956 or 7. His father also contracted polio about the same time and shortly after that his mother left and he hasn’t heard from her since.+Robert grew up Los Angeles until he was 6 or 7. He contracted polio just as they were finishing the field trials for the polio vaccine. It was only a week or two after he was diagnosed that all of the kids in his schools were vaccinated. I believe that was 1956 or 7. His father also contracted polio about the same time and shortly after that his mother left and he hasn’t heard from her since.
  
 Robert (crippled) and his father (on an iron lung) lived with an aunt until he was old enough to drive. For many years Robert lived out of his pickup. At some point he went to a trade school and learned to be a machinist. He worked as a journeyman machinist for a few years until his legs would not stand the stress any longer. After that, in the early 1980s, he made a living arranging Rave (illegal) parties in the warehouse district of San Francisco. Robert (crippled) and his father (on an iron lung) lived with an aunt until he was old enough to drive. For many years Robert lived out of his pickup. At some point he went to a trade school and learned to be a machinist. He worked as a journeyman machinist for a few years until his legs would not stand the stress any longer. After that, in the early 1980s, he made a living arranging Rave (illegal) parties in the warehouse district of San Francisco.
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 When I first met Robert he was living in a small house he rented in the hills above Oakland. He later purchased the building that housed his business, an engineering business, and ten apartment units. He lived in one of them. When I first met Robert he was living in a small house he rented in the hills above Oakland. He later purchased the building that housed his business, an engineering business, and ten apartment units. He lived in one of them.
  
-Robert’s business, Off Broadway, was started in about 1985 as an [[rhino:​autocad|AutoCAD]] reseller and was until about 2003 or 4. He was one of our largest Rhino resellers with extremely loyal customers.+Robert’s business, Off Broadway, was started in about 1985 as an AutoCAD reseller and was until about 2003 or 4. He was one of our largest Rhino resellers with extremely loyal customers.
  
 Robert always told me that polio was what had made him into such a good businessman. Since polio had made most every effort painful, he spent most of his time figuring out how to do everything with the least effort possible. Robert always told me that polio was what had made him into such a good businessman. Since polio had made most every effort painful, he spent most of his time figuring out how to do everything with the least effort possible.
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-=====Ted\\Kyte:=====+=====Ted Kyte=====
  
 Although I had never met Robert in person I immediately grew to respect him. Although I had never met Robert in person I immediately grew to respect him.
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 Like Ted, I too had never met Robert in person, but I found him to be not only friendly but extremely helpful. I talked with Robert several times on the phone and he always had time for me. I watched every little Camtasia video Robert made and his voice is one I will miss. Those videos did more for my limited Rhino skills than any other single thing I have tried. My condolences and prayers go out to his family and I know that shortly, we will all understand fully how much we are going to miss Robert in the Rhino community. Like Ted, I too had never met Robert in person, but I found him to be not only friendly but extremely helpful. I talked with Robert several times on the phone and he always had time for me. I watched every little Camtasia video Robert made and his voice is one I will miss. Those videos did more for my limited Rhino skills than any other single thing I have tried. My condolences and prayers go out to his family and I know that shortly, we will all understand fully how much we are going to miss Robert in the Rhino community.
  
-=====Wendy\\Hemmelman:​=====+=====Wendy Hemmelman:​=====
  
  
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-=====Gerard\\Petersen:=====+=====Gerard Petersen=====
  
 In this e-world I had first contact with Robert when he asked me by e-mail to post a tutorial of us. More and more I became aware that Robert was a Rhino reseller doing a lot of other things for the Rhino community. He was a catalyst in the Rhino community trying to make new connections between people, companies, knowledge and products. His websites for tutorials, models and off course the first and best Rhino blog are another example of his generosity to share. Robert contacted me about a new initiative and it was then that I first spoke to him via Skype. His voice was direct and open and before we knew we formed a discussion group of resellers who often talk via Skype about our experiences. Robert was driving this with great enthusiasm and for us, young people, it was and will be a challenge to keep up with him. In this e-world I had first contact with Robert when he asked me by e-mail to post a tutorial of us. More and more I became aware that Robert was a Rhino reseller doing a lot of other things for the Rhino community. He was a catalyst in the Rhino community trying to make new connections between people, companies, knowledge and products. His websites for tutorials, models and off course the first and best Rhino blog are another example of his generosity to share. Robert contacted me about a new initiative and it was then that I first spoke to him via Skype. His voice was direct and open and before we knew we formed a discussion group of resellers who often talk via Skype about our experiences. Robert was driving this with great enthusiasm and for us, young people, it was and will be a challenge to keep up with him.
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 Robert, your voice I will miss the most........ Robert, your voice I will miss the most........
  
-=====Jørgen Holo:=====+=====Jørgen Holo=====
  
 Thank you for all your time and sincere help Robert. I have met few people who are so willing to share their trade secrets, and who sincerely wanted the best for everybody, Robert, thanks for the time we knew each other, I wish it was longer. Thank you for all your time and sincere help Robert. I have met few people who are so willing to share their trade secrets, and who sincerely wanted the best for everybody, Robert, thanks for the time we knew each other, I wish it was longer.
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-=====Jonah\\Barnett:=====+=====Jonah Barnett=====
  
 Very sorry to hear such sad news. My best wishes to his family and friends. Very sorry to hear such sad news. My best wishes to his family and friends.
  
-=====Matt\\Sederberg:=====+=====Matt Sederberg=====
  
 I first interacted with Robert when I stumbled upon his Rhino3dmodels.com website. We were interested in some more advanced models to test our early T-Splines Rhino plugin, and Robert generously shared some with us. Over the next year, Robert would regularly contact me over Skype to offer critiques about the T-Splines movies we were making, giving suggestions about how to more effectively format them. One of my proudest moments with Robert was when, after I had been the (grateful) recipient of many suggestions from him, he noticed something new that we were doing, asked for details, and later adapted this technique with his own videos. Even though the balance of knowledge transfer between us was definitely skewed in favor of Robert offering advice to me, it was gratifying that he was open to learning as well. I first interacted with Robert when I stumbled upon his Rhino3dmodels.com website. We were interested in some more advanced models to test our early T-Splines Rhino plugin, and Robert generously shared some with us. Over the next year, Robert would regularly contact me over Skype to offer critiques about the T-Splines movies we were making, giving suggestions about how to more effectively format them. One of my proudest moments with Robert was when, after I had been the (grateful) recipient of many suggestions from him, he noticed something new that we were doing, asked for details, and later adapted this technique with his own videos. Even though the balance of knowledge transfer between us was definitely skewed in favor of Robert offering advice to me, it was gratifying that he was open to learning as well.
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 Ricardo mentioned that Robert was like a big brother to the Rhino Community--I second that opinion. Ricardo mentioned that Robert was like a big brother to the Rhino Community--I second that opinion.
  
-=====Dan\\Bayn:=====+=====Dan Bayn=====
  
 That is terrible news. He was such a huge part of the Rhino community. ​ He will be missed. That is terrible news. He was such a huge part of the Rhino community. ​ He will be missed.
  
-=====Vittorio\\Carlotto:=====+=====Vittorio Carlotto=====
  
 Very sorry to hear such sad news. My best wishes to his family and friends. Very sorry to hear such sad news. My best wishes to his family and friends.
  
-=====Safak\\Cinar:=====+=====Safak Cinar=====
  
-Very sad news, and a big loss for Rhino community. My condolences to his+Very sad news, and a big loss for Rhino community. My condolences to his family.
  
-family. +=====Willem Derks=====
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-=====Willem\\Derks:=====+
  
 How sad to hear. How sad to hear.
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 My thoughts go out to the people close to him; the ones he left behind. ​ For them I wish nothing but the strength to overcome such loss.  My condolences. My thoughts go out to the people close to him; the ones he left behind. ​ For them I wish nothing but the strength to overcome such loss.  My condolences.
  
-=====Heath\\Satow:=====+=====Heath Satow=====
  
 From many of the above sentiments... "Lots of thanks to Robert for what you have done to and for this community. ​ You will be greatly missed."​ From many of the above sentiments... "Lots of thanks to Robert for what you have done to and for this community. ​ You will be greatly missed."​
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 I must agree... ​ Happy trails, Robert. I must agree... ​ Happy trails, Robert.
  
-=====Fred\\C:=====+=====Fred C=====
  
 Very sad news. I join everyone here in offering my sincere condolences to Robert'​s family and friends. His helpful and generous attitude will be greatly missed. Very sad news. I join everyone here in offering my sincere condolences to Robert'​s family and friends. His helpful and generous attitude will be greatly missed.
  
-=====Paul,\\UK:=====+=====Paul, UK=====
  
 Really sorry to hear that, he will be missed a great deal. My sincere condolences go out to his family at this time. Really sorry to hear that, he will be missed a great deal. My sincere condolences go out to his family at this time.
  
-=====Rafael\\del\\Molino:=====+=====Rafael del Molino=====
  
 Very bad news. My condolences to his family. Very bad news. My condolences to his family.
  
-=====Mitch:=====+=====Mitch=====
  
 Speechless... what a terrible loss. We will miss you, Robert. Speechless... what a terrible loss. We will miss you, Robert.
  
-=====Suthern\\:=====+=====Suthern=====
  
 Completely unexpected. Best wishes to his family and close friends. Completely unexpected. Best wishes to his family and close friends.
  
-=====Yianni\\Andrikopoulos:=====+=====Yianni Andrikopoulos=====
  
 His vision and generosity is a great example for us to follow. I met Robert only recently, we talked via Skype during some long nights. I only talked with him maybe six or eight times but that’s all it took him to earn my respect and might I say my his friendship? His vision and generosity is a great example for us to follow. I met Robert only recently, we talked via Skype during some long nights. I only talked with him maybe six or eight times but that’s all it took him to earn my respect and might I say my his friendship?
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 So long Robert, your memory will remain alive in our hearts and minds. So long Robert, your memory will remain alive in our hearts and minds.
  
-=====Ricardo\\Amaral:=====+=====Ricardo Amaral=====
  
 I thought of him like the elder brother around here, he will be missed. My sincere condolences to his family and close friends. I thought of him like the elder brother around here, he will be missed. My sincere condolences to his family and close friends.
  
-=====Marson:=====+=====Marson=====
  
-I am also far far away, but I would also like to participate in sending something+I am also far far away, but I would also like to participate in sending something ​from the newsgroup. ​ What an asset to the Rhino community he has been... it leaves us with a big, big gap that will never be closed. ​ I bet he is reading this thread somewhere in a better place.
  
-from the newsgroup. ​ What an asset to the Rhino community he has been... it leaves us with a big, big gap that will never be closed. ​ I bet he is reading this thread somewhere in a better place. 
  
 +=====Lowell Walmsley=====
  
-=====Lowell\\Walmsley:​===== +The first time I remember talking to Robert was at a monthly Autodesk beer bust in Sausalito in the mid '​80s. ​ In the early days of Autodesk, they held beer busts so that everybody that worked there had a chance to get to know each other. ​ Other hangers on were allowed in sometimes. ​ Robert was somewhat of a celebrity because of the video drivers he was selling to make AutoCAD work with high end graphics cards on DOS.  He had gotten somebody to write a driver for him and figured out enough about programming to modify it for different cards.
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-The first time I remember talking to Robert was at a monthly Autodesk beer bust in Sausalito in the mid '​80s. ​ In the early days of Autodesk, they held beer busts so that everybody that worked there had a chance to get to know each other. ​ Other hangers on were allowed in sometimes. ​ Robert was somewhat of a celebrity because of the video drivers he was selling to make [[rhino:​autocad|AutoCAD]] work with high end graphics cards on DOS.  He had gotten somebody to write a driver for him and figured out enough about programming to modify it for different cards.+
  
 Robert was something of an opportunist and schemer but he was always honorable in everything he did and I respect the care he took with that in his business. ​ He also worked very hard and was very focused and competent in the work he did.  One of the things that concerned him the most was the thought of getting old and not being able to take care of himself. ​ He wanted to be sure that he at least had some resources to pay for what care he needed. Robert was something of an opportunist and schemer but he was always honorable in everything he did and I respect the care he took with that in his business. ​ He also worked very hard and was very focused and competent in the work he did.  One of the things that concerned him the most was the thought of getting old and not being able to take care of himself. ​ He wanted to be sure that he at least had some resources to pay for what care he needed.
  
-Over the next several years I ran into Robert at trade shows and Autodesk events and eventually he became a close personal friend. ​ I have quite a few good memories of long evenings of drinking and talking long into the night. ​ As we were both Autodesk resellers, he started visiting our office in Seattle to talk about the [[rhino:​autocad|AutoCAD]] business. ​ Sometimes when he was in Seattle, he would stay at our house. ​ He was a friend to my whole family and was godfather to 2 of my kids who are now 16 and 21.+Over the next several years I ran into Robert at trade shows and Autodesk events and eventually he became a close personal friend. ​ I have quite a few good memories of long evenings of drinking and talking long into the night. ​ As we were both Autodesk resellers, he started visiting our office in Seattle to talk about the AutoCAD business. ​ Sometimes when he was in Seattle, he would stay at our house. ​ He was a friend to my whole family and was godfather to 2 of my kids who are now 16 and 21.
  
 Robert loved projects that involved making things and interacting with other people around those efforts. ​ I'm sure others will have stories about his involvement with model boats, railroads, engines, and probably some other things. ​ He liked making the things, but I think he liked being around the other people even more.  Robert always had something good to say about the people that he met in his neighborhood,​ at the coffee shop or the swimming pool. Robert loved projects that involved making things and interacting with other people around those efforts. ​ I'm sure others will have stories about his involvement with model boats, railroads, engines, and probably some other things. ​ He liked making the things, but I think he liked being around the other people even more.  Robert always had something good to say about the people that he met in his neighborhood,​ at the coffee shop or the swimming pool.
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 I count myself fortunate to have known Robert and I won't forget him. I count myself fortunate to have known Robert and I won't forget him.
  
-=====J.\\Andre:=====+=====J. Andre=====
  
 Wow... that's so sad. I was just on the phone chatting with him maybe a week ago. Wow... that's so sad. I was just on the phone chatting with him maybe a week ago.
  
-=====Jess\\Maertterer:=====+=====Jess Maertterer=====
  
 This is really sad. We will miss Robert. My condolences to Robert'​s family and friends. This is really sad. We will miss Robert. My condolences to Robert'​s family and friends.
  
-=====Jonas Callewaert:=====+=====Jonas Callewaert=====
  
-Robert created inspirational connections and brought much meaning in his great blog to people both new and old to [[rhino:​rhinoceros|RhinoCeros]].  I think this calls for more devoted effort on all our parts to fill a gap or create more resources, for those who choose to. How will his work either be maintained, preserved or carried on to the next phases?+Robert created inspirational connections and brought much meaning in his great blog to people both new and old to Rhinoceros.  I think this calls for more devoted effort on all our parts to fill a gap or create more resources, for those who choose to. How will his work either be maintained, preserved or carried on to the next phases?
  
 Life lost, let us learn/have learned from it all that we can. Life lost, let us learn/have learned from it all that we can.
  
-=====Chris:=====+=====Chris=====
  
 Thanks for everything, Robert! Such great contributions... all of it and you will be missed. Blessings to you and your family. Thanks for everything, Robert! Such great contributions... all of it and you will be missed. Blessings to you and your family.
  
-=====Glen\\Adomovicz:=====+=====Glen Adomovicz=====
  
 Terribly sad news, he was a great contributor to Rhino and it's community. He will be deeply missed. ​ My condolences to his family and friends. Terribly sad news, he was a great contributor to Rhino and it's community. He will be deeply missed. ​ My condolences to his family and friends.
  
-=====Roland\\M:=====+=====Roland M=====
  
 My condolences to his family and friends. His enthusiasm and help will be sorely missed by the Rhino community. My condolences to his family and friends. His enthusiasm and help will be sorely missed by the Rhino community.
  
-=====Rubencito:=====+=====Rubencito=====
  
 My condolences to all their family and near people. It is really very sad that somebody who devoted so much to the Rhino web site, blog, exchange of models, and support in the forum has left. Thank you Robert for everything. All my respect. Good-bye. My condolences to all their family and near people. It is really very sad that somebody who devoted so much to the Rhino web site, blog, exchange of models, and support in the forum has left. Thank you Robert for everything. All my respect. Good-bye.
  
-=====Armido\\Cremaschi:=====+=====Armido Cremaschi=====
  
 Great loss for his family and for us all of the Rhino community. We owe him. I hope his contributions will continue to be valued and somebody will follow in his steps. Great loss for his family and for us all of the Rhino community. We owe him. I hope his contributions will continue to be valued and somebody will follow in his steps.
  
-=====Joakim\\Möller:=====+=====Joakim Möller=====
  
 Thank you, Robert, for all your help. This is very sad; we will miss you very much.  My best wishes to his family. Thank you, Robert, for all your help. This is very sad; we will miss you very much.  My best wishes to his family.
  
-=====Don\\Lewis:=====+=====Don Lewis=====
  
 What a loss. My prayers to his family and friends. What a loss. My prayers to his family and friends.
  
-=====Clement\\Greiner:=====+=====Clement Greiner=====
  
 These are very sad days for anyone Robert has left behind and for the Rhino community. Robert has been one of the most helpful Rhino resellers, he managed to bring new things together on his website and collected every info about Rhino he could find. You will be missed much Robert, I wish you a good time. My condolences to his family and all his friends. These are very sad days for anyone Robert has left behind and for the Rhino community. Robert has been one of the most helpful Rhino resellers, he managed to bring new things together on his website and collected every info about Rhino he could find. You will be missed much Robert, I wish you a good time. My condolences to his family and all his friends.
  
-=====Tobias:=====+=====Tobias=====
  
 What a big loss for his friends and family and for the Rhino community. We'll miss him! What a big loss for his friends and family and for the Rhino community. We'll miss him!
  
-=====Fran\\Davey:=====+=====Fran Davey=====
  
 I am so sorry to hear of Robert'​s passing. He is a good soul who will be missed in this world. I am so sorry to hear of Robert'​s passing. He is a good soul who will be missed in this world.
  
-=====Farid\\Nedjam:=====+=====Farid Nedjam=====
  
 I communicated with Robert a few months ago, and he certainly was a nice person to deal with. My condolences go out to his family. I communicated with Robert a few months ago, and he certainly was a nice person to deal with. My condolences go out to his family.
  
-=====Victor\\Soto:=====+=====Victor Soto=====
  
 Robert'​s passing is sad and unexpected, and has left a deep emptiness among his family and Rhino'​s community. ​ Thank you, Robert, for the inspiration you instilled and your good disposition to share. ​ My sympathy and prayers for his family. Robert'​s passing is sad and unexpected, and has left a deep emptiness among his family and Rhino'​s community. ​ Thank you, Robert, for the inspiration you instilled and your good disposition to share. ​ My sympathy and prayers for his family.
  
-=====Francis\\Drouillard:=====+=====Francis Drouillard=====
  
 That is so sad. You couldn'​t meet a more pleasant gentleman and kind person than Robert. He will be missed. That is so sad. You couldn'​t meet a more pleasant gentleman and kind person than Robert. He will be missed.
  
-=====Paul\\Cowell:=====+=====Paul Cowell=====
  
 I was just getting to know Robert. ​ I will greatly miss his direct, honest and insightful advise. I was just getting to know Robert. ​ I will greatly miss his direct, honest and insightful advise.
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 My condolences to his friends, I bet he was a great guy to have known well. My condolences to his friends, I bet he was a great guy to have known well.
  
-=====Rick\\Loheed:=====+=====Rick Loheed=====
  
-This is indeed very sad news. I made many of my purchases of Rhino and Rhino related software from Robert for many years. As a machinist myself, I found I wanted to get to know him better- I recently purchased MadCAM from him and he was most helpful and very responsive. I routinely check his website for news and interesting items, and he will be missed.+This is indeed very sad news. I made many of my purchases of Rhino and Rhino related software from Robert for many years. As a machinist myself, I found I wanted to get to know him better ​-- I recently purchased MadCAM from him and he was most helpful and very responsive. I routinely check his website for news and interesting items, and he will be missed.
  
-=====Evan\\Yares:=====+=====Evan Yares=====
  
-It's been a few years since I've seen Schutz. ​ The last time was when I was in the bay area, for some business trip.  We hung around and talked about all kinds of stuff - old engines, model boats, pretty women—then went out for some dinner – me on foot, and him on his homemade electric bike. I stayed over, and slept on the couch in his warehouse.+It's been a few years since I've seen Schutz. ​ The last time was when I was in the bay area, for some business trip.  We hung around and talked about all kinds of stuff -- old engines, model boats, pretty women—then went out for some dinner –me on foot, and him on his homemade electric bike. I stayed over, and slept on the couch in his warehouse.
  
-We first met in the late 1980s. ​ It was at an Autodesk event... at the time I, like him was an [[rhino:​autocad|AutoCAD]] reseller. ​ I remember him talking about how he became a reseller. ​ At the time, they had a "one to go, one to show" kind of deal.  You just had to buy two copies of the program to become a reseller. ​ He walked in to Autodesk'​s offices with cash - a move which apparently really made them happy. He was always trying to figure out how to do things better or easier.+We first met in the late 1980s. ​ It was at an Autodesk event... at the time I, like him was an AutoCAD reseller. ​ I remember him talking about how he became a reseller. ​ At the time, they had a "one to go, one to show" kind of deal.  You just had to buy two copies of the program to become a reseller. ​ He walked in to Autodesk'​s offices with cash -- a move which apparently really made them happy. He was always trying to figure out how to do things better or easier.
  
 When Lowell refers to Schutz as a "​schemer,"​ I understand completely that it's with true affection. ​ In the early 80s, Schutz approached a bunch of mutual friends at one of Autodesk'​s CAD Camp meetings, and put together a thing he called the "​McNeel Group." ​ It was about 10 reseller companies, from around the country (one actually was from England), and we'd meet 4 times a year, at various locations, to talk about business. ​ For me, being part of that group was an amazing thing, because of the personalities. ​ Especially Schutz'​s. ​ It was a bunch of friends, trying to figure out how to get along in a complex and changing world. When Lowell refers to Schutz as a "​schemer,"​ I understand completely that it's with true affection. ​ In the early 80s, Schutz approached a bunch of mutual friends at one of Autodesk'​s CAD Camp meetings, and put together a thing he called the "​McNeel Group." ​ It was about 10 reseller companies, from around the country (one actually was from England), and we'd meet 4 times a year, at various locations, to talk about business. ​ For me, being part of that group was an amazing thing, because of the personalities. ​ Especially Schutz'​s. ​ It was a bunch of friends, trying to figure out how to get along in a complex and changing world.
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   * Hawaii   * Hawaii
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   * Memphis   * Memphis
   * New Jersey/New York   * New Jersey/New York
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 Hopefully we can find some pictures (predigital) from those trips. They were great trips. Hopefully we can find some pictures (predigital) from those trips. They were great trips.
  
-=====Phil\\Kreiker:=====+=====Phil Kreiker=====
  
 He was my friend. He was my friend.
  
-=====McNeel\\Europe:=====+=====McNeel Europe=====
  
 Even if we never met Robert personally, we admired his contributions to the Rhino community, his commitment and his dedication. Even if we never met Robert personally, we admired his contributions to the Rhino community, his commitment and his dedication.
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 Our condolences to his family and friends. Our condolences to his family and friends.
  
-=====jurek\\dabrowski:​=====+=====Jurek Dabrowski=====
  
-very sad news !!+Very sad news!!
  
-=====Rajeev Nair:=====+=====Rajeev Nair=====
  
-I am a newbie to rhino. I am really touched by the compassion of the people in this forum. It speaks volumes about the company .. which is unlike any CAD company I've ever know. My condolence to Robert'​s family and friends. I sincerely wish the company makes good progress in democratizing CAID software from the clutches of Alias and ICEM Surf.+I am a newbie to Rhino. I am really touched by the compassion of the people in this forum. It speaks volumes about the company .. which is unlike any CAD company I've ever know. My condolence to Robert'​s family and friends. I sincerely wish the company makes good progress in democratizing CAID software from the clutches of Alias and ICEM Surf.
  
-=====Tarik\\Walmsley:=====+=====Tarik Walmsley=====
  
-I have known Robert since before I can remember. He worked with my dad and they became good friends. He was also God Father ​to my sister and me. I remember going down to visit Robert in Oakland. Although I don't know much about his business life, I do remember him saying he can't wait to make his first million. He accomplished this, as well as many other things. I have heard stories about when Robert was first starting out and he would throw parties in his warehouse just to get on his feet, but he always had a way with business. He knew what he wanted and what his goals were, and he almost always achieved them.+I have known Robert since before I can remember. He worked with my dad and they became good friends. He was also Godfather ​to my sister and me. I remember going down to visit Robert in Oakland. Although I don't know much about his business life, I do remember him saying he can't wait to make his first million. He accomplished this, as well as many other things. I have heard stories about when Robert was first starting out and he would throw parties in his warehouse just to get on his feet, but he always had a way with business. He knew what he wanted and what his goals were, and he almost always achieved them.
  
 I also remember him coming up to Seattle when he would stay with us. He would talk about his new girlfriend, and he was the first one to introduce me to the TV show blind date. I also remember him coming up to Seattle when he would stay with us. He would talk about his new girlfriend, and he was the first one to introduce me to the TV show blind date.
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 Robert had a good sense of humor and a tough love. He wouldn'​t push anything, but he wanted me to succeed. A few days before his death, I got a check in the mail for a trip that I am taking to Guatamala this summer with one condition. He wanted me to watch a movie on Guatemala that he recommended. This just reminded me of the generosity that Robert had, but he was always trying to educate and make people think. Robert had a good sense of humor and a tough love. He wouldn'​t push anything, but he wanted me to succeed. A few days before his death, I got a check in the mail for a trip that I am taking to Guatamala this summer with one condition. He wanted me to watch a movie on Guatemala that he recommended. This just reminded me of the generosity that Robert had, but he was always trying to educate and make people think.
  
-In the last few years I haven'​t seen much of Robert, but we e-mailed ​frequently. Robert was in a good place in his life when he died, and was afraid of getting too old that he would not be able to take care of himself. He was a good friend to my dad, a good mentor to my sister and me, and a hard working business man who always held himself to high morals.+In the last few years I haven'​t seen much of Robert, but we emailed ​frequently. Robert was in a good place in his life when he died, and was afraid of getting too old that he would not be able to take care of himself. He was a good friend to my dad, a good mentor to my sister and me, and a hard working business man who always held himself to high morals.
  
 Robert accomplished a lot in his life, and I feel lucky to have known him. Robert accomplished a lot in his life, and I feel lucky to have known him.
  
  
-=====John\\Brock:=====+=====John Brock=====
  
  
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-=====Amy\\Ladner:=====+=====Amy Ladner=====
  
 Thank you all who have put up pictures. I have few if any of him so these I will treasure. Thank you all who have put up pictures. I have few if any of him so these I will treasure.
  
-I met Robert shortly after I moved to Oakland in 1992 when Architects ​were leaving in droves. I suffered through a few short lived jobs that would dry up for lack of work but through one of them I met Robert. I could not stand him after our first conversation. He was quite insulting or so it seemed at the time. The next week when my boss and I met with him and he was so charming and forth right that we dated for a while and became close friends. I lived around Piedmont Ave. for most of my years in CA and saw Robert almost every day at Peets Coffee, on weekends he would have been and gone before I made it down but if I called him he would come back up for another cup or tell me to come down to the warehouse to hang out and see what was going on.+I met Robert shortly after I moved to Oakland in 1992 when architects ​were leaving in droves. I suffered through a few short lived jobs that would dry up for lack of work but through one of them I met Robert. I could not stand him after our first conversation. He was quite insulting or so it seemed at the time. The next week when my boss and I met with him and he was so charming and forth right that we dated for a while and became close friends. I lived around Piedmont Ave. for most of my years in CA and saw Robert almost every day at Peets Coffee, on weekends he would have been and gone before I made it down but if I called him he would come back up for another cup or tell me to come down to the warehouse to hang out and see what was going on.
  
 For several years he kept me employed, not directly, but someone would call and ask if he knew any drafters and he would call me if he thought they were good to work for. I was never out of work for more than a couple of days and eventually one of those contracts turned into a real job I had for years until I returned to Texas. I owe him my life and my quality of life not just for the work he passed to me but for the confidence he gave me that I could go out and get work and be on my own without a '​job'​. He also told me what to charge and how to conduct myself in some of the places he sent me, like the place with girly calendars on the walls. For several years he kept me employed, not directly, but someone would call and ask if he knew any drafters and he would call me if he thought they were good to work for. I was never out of work for more than a couple of days and eventually one of those contracts turned into a real job I had for years until I returned to Texas. I owe him my life and my quality of life not just for the work he passed to me but for the confidence he gave me that I could go out and get work and be on my own without a '​job'​. He also told me what to charge and how to conduct myself in some of the places he sent me, like the place with girly calendars on the walls.
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-=====Frank\\Sparks (aka Frankie Schutz):=====+=====Frank Sparks (aka Frankie Schutz)=====
  
  
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-=====Fon\\Davis:=====+=====Fon Davis=====
  
  
 I work in the San Francisco Bay Area film industry and Robert was our software supplier for the work we did on many major motion pictures. ​ I was saddened to hear about Robert'​s passing. ​ It does not seem that long ago that I called him for some upgrades and we'd talk about all the new and exciting tools available for 3d design. We were supposed to meet and discuss some project calibrations when I got back into town from an out of state project. He never returned our e-mails, and then we found the bad news online. Robert approached us not as some sales rep, but as a friend with great advice and enthusiasm for whatever we were doing. ​ He was instrumental in many complex projects and always went that extra mile for us.  He will be missed. ​ Thanks Robert where ever you are. I work in the San Francisco Bay Area film industry and Robert was our software supplier for the work we did on many major motion pictures. ​ I was saddened to hear about Robert'​s passing. ​ It does not seem that long ago that I called him for some upgrades and we'd talk about all the new and exciting tools available for 3d design. We were supposed to meet and discuss some project calibrations when I got back into town from an out of state project. He never returned our e-mails, and then we found the bad news online. Robert approached us not as some sales rep, but as a friend with great advice and enthusiasm for whatever we were doing. ​ He was instrumental in many complex projects and always went that extra mile for us.  He will be missed. ​ Thanks Robert where ever you are.
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