CircleA61 (real name Josh Oakes, b. 1973 - d. 2009[]) was a San Diego, CA-based artist, animator and amateur musician. Most of his CGI animated work is created using Autodesk 3ds Max, with some usages of Autodesk Maya; in the past, he has worked at a now-defunct video game design company, and has held temporary jobs with Sony Online Entertainment. He passed away on June 9, 2009.
A female dragon character created by CircleA61, Krotsgier, has been used by the artist in a 2007-2008 "Thought-Form Experiment" which was intended to recreate the character as a thoughtform through user participation.