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[post_image image="" realtime_link="http://www.simppa.fi/demo/d159/" video_link="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rq1vepmhxkk?rel=0&hd=1&autoplay=1?autoplay=1&api=1&hd=1&rel=1" shadowbox="0" ] (11:21:54) Bent: hey (11:22:33) Simo: hey (11:22:40) Bent: so,...
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APEXvj TURBO is a next-gen music visualizer - an artificial intelligence that turns sound waves into pixels.
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http://www.simppa.fi/blog/lab92-pumpingheart-apexvj2-5/ The realtime audio analyser voodoo starts to work pretty nicely. It can build and release tension at times. I think it's the moments that matter and those can be achieved only with non-monotonic direction. Goal is that one can just plug-in whatever sound source and toy will create a bit of a drama out of it.  #webgl  #uno #apexvj
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Been tuning this for the past week. http://www.simppa.fi/blog/lab90-flayforgood-apexvj2-5/ #webgl   #uno   #apexvj  
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The next incarnation of APEXvj is in the making. I'll post these "work in progress"-visuals once in a while. Here's the Fax Machine ;) http://www.simppa.fi/blog/lab88-faxmachine-apexvj2-5/ 
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Liquid heart made of blobs. http://www.simppa.fi/blog/lab86-liquidheart/ My rendering pipeline has quite a lot of features now. With UNO I'm creating my own engine and control everything. No black boxes. Plus stuff I do can be easily used by others when I choose to share them. (can't wait till this is out of beta!) Outracks designed their structure really well. 
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As graphical fidelity approaches photorealism (which some say we’ve already reached, but I say Uncanny Spacey), there has been an aesthetic movement toward a less detail-oriented visual style that harkens back to the medium’s roots. We already lovingly and exhaustively covered the history of low poly art earlier this year, but we might just need to add another ...
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Announcing Devstate Workshops - http://www.devstate.net/ ! A new collaboration between 3 seasoned creative coders: Sakri Rosenstrom, Frank Reitberger and Nicolas Barradeau. 
Devstate is kicking off at the #FITC conference in Amsterdam (February 23-25) with a workshop and two individual talks. For more information check out our new blog post : http://bit.ly/1g4dIrD
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This week has been about this Honeybee http://www.simppa.fi/blog/lab91-honeybee-apexvj2-5/ #webgl  
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[post_image image="" realtime_link="http://www.simppa.fi/experimental/webgl/uno/Nugget/" video_link="" shadowbox="" ] Here's the second "work in progress"-release of the next APEXvj. This one contains two scenes and four post-process effects. The sound...
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http://www.simppa.fi/blog/lab87-twins/ #webgl The trick here is to render particles once to framebuffer with Spheremap coordinates as color values. Blur it and then render scene again and use those coordinate values to sample texture. There's also a cut off on alphachannel and custom smoothing on edges. Works fast and looks solid... I mean liquid.
[post_image image="" realtime_link="http://www.simppa.fi/experimental/webgl/uno/Twins/" video_link="" shadowbox="" ] November is closing and so is Movember. Now, I just want to say one thing. For me, a person with permanent whiskers, it's annoying Mont...
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[post_image image="" realtime_link="http://www.simppa.fi/experimental/webgl/uno/RenderPipeline/" video_link="" shadowbox="" ] Outracks guys pulled out a new version of UNO and Realtime Studio a couple days ago. The milestone is called Electron Volt. It...
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Simo is a craftsman of the digital era: he has had a passion for real-time graphics, graphics design and user experience for over 16 years. He’s been on a journey in the digital medium through graphics, to print design, mobile and browser development, front-end programming and even games, digital marketing and all the way back to real-time graphics.

Simo, originally from Pori in Finland, is a demoscene hobbyist and open-source contributor and is always creating something (like his one-man award-stealing operation, the music visualiser APEXvj). In the summer of 2012 he went freelance, set up a company and focused entirely on the stuff he loves: real-time graphics.

Once a pioneer and award winning Flash developer, Simo has since moved on to a new 
technology called Fuse from Outracks Technologies, a group of mad scientist technologists and tool vendors. Simo was one of the first pilot users of this technology and has used it on a daily basis for both clients and his own experimental projects, as well as APEXvj.

Simo has been a featured speaker on such highly regarded events as FMX and FITC, and has given talks at several design and media conferences.
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