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Vedran Skarica

Vedran Skarica

Zagreb, Croatia
Member since July 28, 2015
Vedran is a skilled engineer with eleven years of experience in general software development, six years of experience in focused software product development, and four years of experience in Unity3D development. He works well both solo and in teams of any size.
Vedran is now available for hire
  • C++, 10 years
  • C, 10 years
  • C#, 4 years
  • Unity3D, 4 years
  • Augmented Reality, 3 years
  • Virtual Reality (VR), 2 years
  • Oculus Rift, 2 years
  • HTC Vive, 1 year
Zagreb, Croatia
Preferred Environment
Windows/Linux, Unity3D, VS, Git, PlasticSCM
The most amazing... I built is, a simple motion-capture based real-time animation system for 3D characters.
  • CTO
    2011 - PRESENT
    Diversitas IT Sustavi, Ltd.
    • Created an interactive floor projection system for marketing.
    • Built a home-use motion-capture based animation app.
    • Developed several apps used in TV broadcasting for a local TV station.
    • Programmed a live character animation system for a national TV station.
    • Wrote several augmented reality mobile apps for a mobile network provider.
    Technologies: Unity3D, C#
  • VR Music Experience - Unity Developer/Tech Artist
    2015 - 2016
    Elevate Ventures (via Toptal)
    • Built a multi-user VR experience using Unity3D and Oculus Rift with network-synced user avatars.
    • Built a mobile version for GearVR.
    • Built a motion-control enabled version for HTC Vive.
    • Integrated 360 stereoscopic video playback on both (PC and mobile) versions.
    • Integrated with audio analysis package to enable interactive visuals that react to played music.
    Technologies: Unity3D, c#, VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung GearVR, Photon networking
  • Developer
    2010 - 2011
    ZMS-Info, Ltd.
    • Developed modules for a high-volume financial transaction switch/processor for banks and credit card companies.
    • Performed several on-site installations of said transaction processor.
    • Maintained and expanded functionality of a cryptography module.
    • Developed a Java-based database synchronization/replication system.
    • Supported and maintained a Java-based GUI front-end management console for said transaction processor.
    Technologies: C/C++, Java, Apache, IBM AIX
  • Database Admin
    2006 - 2006
    Wüstenrot stambena štedionica d.d.
    • Worked as a part-time intern.
    • Maintained the financial database.
    • Generated daily/weekly reports.
    • Automated daily tasks using bash scripts.
    • Learned SQL.
    Technologies: SQL, Linux Bash
  • MashMe Animation App (Development)

    It's an animation app that enables anyone to animate a digital character using an ordinary PC and a camera.

  • DivIT Interactive Floor (Development)

    An interactive floor solution for digital signage/events. Unity3D based, IR camera for tracking. OpenCV based blob/contour detection.

  • DivIT Apollon Presentation Engine (Development)

    Interactive data visualization/presentation system for broadcasters. Based on Ogre3D rendering library. C++ code. XML templates. Web API or gesture control (using Kinect). Live data through CSV, XML files, or SQL database. Plugin architecture.

  • Kinect Game (Development)

    Unity3D-based. Kinect body tracking controls the character. Commissioned by a large retail chain for in-store promotional events (the character is their mascot).

  • Vip DSF Guide (Development)

    AR mobile app commissioned by a telecom to promote Dubrovnik Summer Festival, which they sponsored.

  • Other DivIT Projects (Other amazing things)

    As CTO, I was the lead developer of all our products.

  • Ledo Medo 3D (Icecream Teddy 3D) (Development)

    Promotional app for a national ice-cream manufacturer. Contains an infinite runner game and an augmented reality module to display animated dinosaurs when looking at a sticker album. Unity3D-based.

  • VIP Grudanje (Snowball Fight) (Development)

    Mobile VR snowball fight game, commissioned by a national telecom. Supports Cardboard-style headsets and GearVR. Unity3D based.

  • VR Rollercoaster (Development)

    VR rollercoaster for two players with in-game branding for a Croatian national telecom (HT), for use in their promotion on a regional media conference (Weekend Media Fest 2015).
    Done in Unity3D for the Oculus DK2, two players synced over local network, and in-game avatars with head movements matching actual head movement.

  • Localized Samsung GearVR Introduction App (Development)

    A GearVR app combining several 360 videos with three interactive vignettes, used as a localized version of the "Introduction to VR" app in Croatia, commissioned by a local T-Mobile branch.

  • VR Shootout game (Development)

    VRV sci-fi shooter game for two players with in-game branding for a Croatian national telecom (HT), for use in their promotion on a regional media conference (Weekend Media Fest 2016).

    Done in Unity3D for the HTC Vive, roomscale, two players synced over local network, and in-game avatars animated with inverse kinematics to match actual body movement of the players.

  • Languages
    C#, C, PHP, C++, SQL, HTML5, XML, Java, JavaScript
  • Frameworks
    Microsoft Kinect, Unity3D, Unity, .NET, AngularJS, Yii, ASP.NET, ASP.NET Web API, ASP.NET MVC, Knockout.js
  • Paradigms
    Augmented Reality, REST, Concurrent Programming
  • Platforms
    Oculus Rift, Vuforia, Samsung Gear VR, Google VR, Linux, Windows, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Android
  • Other
    Game Physics, Games, Google Cardboard, Game Development, Unity3D Native Plugin Interface, HTC Vive, Virtual Reality (VR), Leap Motion, Video Games, Shader Technologies, Shaders, Unity Shaders, Audio Editing, Debugging, XML RPC, SOAP, Face detection, Video Editing, Game Design, Virtualization, Morpheus VR, AJAX
  • Libraries/APIs
    OpenCV, LeapSDK, jQuery
  • Tools
    Visual Studio, HoloLens, MonoDevelop, Apache, VirtualBox, VMware, Eclipse IDE, Adobe Photoshop
  • Storage
    MySQL, PostgreSQL, JSON
  • Master's degree in Telecommunications and Information Technologies
    2002 - 2009
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb - Zagreb, Croatia
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