Craftsman of Digital Era
Odd Circle is a company of mine, a Creative Coder Simo Santavirta. I'm a craftsman of 21st century with 15 years of exploring, experimenting and working in the digital medium behind me.
I'm an individual engaged in the practice of a craft for digital surroundings. Through experience and hard work reaching the expressive levels of an art in work and creations.
Lets create something beautiful
I can do several things from backend to frontend, from math to graphics. Is it PHP+MySQL or NodeJS? All useful tools. HTML5, Flash or WebGL? Native Android, iOS, Windows, OSX? Fine by me. Today these must be mastered, but at the same time realising digital medium is about content, concept, design and storytelling as well. When buzz-words are swooping all over the place I can offer you my knowledge and expertise.
So, got data you would like to have visualised? Need something special to your event or space? Need eye candy for your app or should your UI and UX be taken to next level? Got new technology that needs to be used the way it inspires people? Need an App? Need a presentation or demo? Need help with special effects on your game or website? Maybe even interactive music/image website or application? Or want an enlightened vision of your current digital service/app/site/whatever? Or lend my brains to pick up an idea?
Here you got a man who gets it done.
It's not who you are underneath.
It's what you do that defines you.
the online music visualizer
Enjoy songs with stunning visualisations. Using the cutting-edge technology you'll be sent to a trip in Full HD and 60 FPS. Visuals are constructed in realtime based on music you enjoy.
System is integrated with SoundCloud so you're able to play your favourites, find new music and release your songs in completely new way. APEXvj will make your song look, feel and smell good.
Screens: Mobile, Tablet - Tech: ActionScript, Flash, AGAL - Released : 2012 - FWA Mobile Of The Day
Serres Guest Tree
Visualising Event Guests on a Huge Screen
Serres is a company that manufacture products for medical purposes and wanted to host a B-to-B event for its clients. Count of guests would be something around 200 to 300.
As an icebreaker my task was to create a realtime visualisation of guests on a 3m x 4m big screen. "Create a tree where camera zooms in and out, from guest to guest." Was what client desired.
Screen: 3m x 4m Big Screen - Tech: UNO, WebGL - Released : 2013
The shape of the tree is made of tunnels bend with mathematics on initialisation.
Shading is a combination of Texture, Reflection and LightMap.
Atmosphere is created with fog, fake DOF and manual mip mapping.
Some photos from the event
"I've had the privilege to work with Simo at a couple of different occasions over the past years. He is an exceptional user experience designer and developer. He is an artisan of the 20th century creating wonderful digital experiences. Highly recommended!"
Toni Laturi - CEO, Founder, Sofanatics
"Simo is a true artist when it comes to developing and designing highly visual experiences for the web or mobile. I'd say he is the best Flash developer in Finland currently. Not only he is pixel precise and creative, he has some pretty unique 3D programming capabilities. I can recommend Simo for any web or mobile project."
Kai Hannonen - CTO, Founder, Sofanatics
"The most talented coder I have ever met and worked with. Simo is combination of a great visual artist and a mathematical genius. And in person most humble and fun colleague. One of those guys that you can always trust in every situation."
Sami Jämsén - CEO, Creative at Gonin Creative Oy
"Simo is one of the most skilled creative coders I have ever met. He is very enthusiastic coder, who has extremely high skill set not only in ActionScript but any language he has delved into. I give utmost kudos to him!"
Juuso Huttunen - Experienced UI & Game Programmer, Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
"Simo is a fantastically talented Flash developer and was a great colleague to do work with. I would recommend him to anyone seeking to create anything that needs to be awesome."
Tuomas Artman - Sr. Manager, Engineering, Groupon
"Simo has become one of the most talented Flash designer and developer in Finland through the years I have known him. And what is more important, his progress seems to be never ending. Simo can make things move in a way that makes you say: "How is that possible?"
Lari Vaartio - Entrepreneur, Developer