CGI Studio Movie-Blog
Welcome to our Movie-Blog in which company members talk about current HMI trends, our visions and solutions as well as exciting and new features of our HMI Design Tool CGI Studio. Enjoy watching!
Interview: Candera at Embedded World 2021 – AI assisted HMI development
Abstract: With more than 20 years of experience in embedded software and Human Machine Interface design, Candera GmbH is one of the leading HMI tool providers worldwide. For two decades the company situated in Linz, Austria has been providing intuitive and easy to use HMI tools for automotive and industrial applications, shaping the future of the next generation of HMI development. Candera’s core product, CGI Studio, has been equipped with ready to use UI elements, automated workflows, integrated state machine and an AI assisted Smart Importer.
Chapter 9: The Powerful Design Tool for your Embedded HMI
by David Aberl (Head of Product Management) – January 2021
Abstract: Our passion is to deliver the best HMI performance on all hardware platforms, from low end MCUs to high end SoCs.
However, excellent performance is only useful with a powerful & user-friendly toolchain, offering modern development concepts a quick user onboarding. Therefore, we focus on an efficient no-coding tool, enabling a large user base without software development knowledge, bridge the gap between different departments and support agile development.
Chapter 8: Usability at its Best
by Thomas Kaufmann (Technical Sales Manager) – September 2020
Abstract: We see a major trend towards a simple HMI creation process – without professional or community-support. Designers are gaining importance and need to deliver quick results, including functional prototypes.
With Candera you can instantly fill designs with life to simulate and run them on target platforms.
Chapter 7: Modern trends in HMI development
by Reinhard Füricht (General Manager) – July 2020
Abstract: With more than 20 years of experience in the Embedded Software and HMI industry we at Candera see several major trends emerging in the market of Human Machine Interfaces. One of it is the shift from a pure hardware & performance focused approach to a more open and user oriented view. Supporting MCUs or other low-end devices was one of the key success factors in the past, where we deliver extraordinary performance to our customers and support a wide range of platforms, as usual with severe restrictions on RAM and ROM.
However, what has become just as crucial as this hardware orientation, is that HMI tools embrace the new technologies of the 21st century like augmented reality, interconnectivity or autonomous driving. Therefore, we provided CGI Studio with significant qualities like the remote rendering service Candera LINK or mixed reality features to create innovative AR based HMI solutions.
Chapter 6: Candera LINK
by Jürgen Zauner (Senior Software Architect) – June 2020
Abstract: Nowadays HMI applications often are distributed among several devices and locations. For example the same content has to be shared between head up display, instrument cluster, rear seat entertainment and mobile phones. HMI frameworks are often not able to handle this gap.
How can Candera help to support such a scenario? Candera Link application development is based on a Service oriented architecture. Services are requested from a central hub and the communication between devices and processes is done by Link. This dynamic and flexible service approach and event driven service related interaction helps developers to easily achieve a well structured system of applications.“
Chapter 5: Augmented Reality
by Christina Piberger (Software Engineer Candera) – January 2020
Abstract: Augmented Reality can be displayed on many different devices. You can use head-mounted displays, or portable devices, or even head-up-displays in cars, where the windshield itself becomes the display. Candera’s HMI design tool offers a powerful set of mixed reality features that enable you to easily create your own AR experience. Learn more in this movie-blog.
Chapter 4: Open HMI Design
by Thomas Kaufmann (Technical Sales Manager Candera) – October 2019
Abstract: We believe that the future will bring more graphical user interfaces then ever before. This will allow improved user guidance, better graphical representation and immersive entertainment experiences. Hence the complexity of creating those UIs has started growing dramatically. Let’s show you how Candera enables an open approach to seamlessly combine technologies for creating the best possible UIs.
Chapter 3: The CGI Studio No Coding Approach
by Martin Scheuchenegger (Candera Tooling Development) – August 2019
Abstract: Usually the realization of user interfaces requires programming a lot of code. UI elements should show a certain behavior, react on user and data input. Candera’s HMI design tool CGI studio enables the creation of complex user interfaces without programming a single line of code. It helps you to quickly create powerful applications using controls, data binding and state machines.
Chapter 2: The glTf based Design Workflow
by Georg Stevenson (Manager Graphics Engine Development Candera) – May 2019
Abstract: Following the open and continuous toolchain paradigm, Candera GmbH recently introduced the support for using state-of-the-art 3D models imported from the new Khronos exchange format glTF. Using glTF within the CGI Studio workflow enhances the design process and reduces the need for optimization. Automated shader generation for physically based rendering and the possibility to deploy scenes directly to target greatly speed up evaluating the designers vision.
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Chapter 1: The Holistic HMI Approach
by Roberto Hofer (Technical Sales and Project Manager Candera) – March 2019
Abstract: We believe the future car will host even more graphical UIs, turn into a mobile living room and office, and connect to nomadic devices like smartphones and tablets. While the driver’s world is getting more versatile, OEMs and TIER1s are facing the challenge of keeping track with this development. With more than 50 Million cars equipped and over 18 years of experience in embedded HMIs it is our conviction, that holistic HMIs will be the logical approach.