EB GUIDE 6.4 is now available for download. This release comes packed with exciting features such as full text and reference search that offers you the possibility to search for all model elements and full text within scripts, a scene graph widget that gives you access to all 3D scene parameters, the capability to extend the built-in widget set with your own custom widgets and more.
EB GUIDE 6.4 comes with new and improved 3D features. The scene graph widget is our latest 3D addition. With the widget, you can expose the entire structure of the 3D scene loaded to EB GUIDE. You gain access to all relevant 3D scene parameters such as viewing, lighting or material settings and fully control these settings directly from within the tool. This leads to a workflow that is much improved. 3D content is created in dedicated authoring tools, and imported as FBX or Collada files to EB GUIDE, where the content is tuned directly from within our tool to accommodate HMI design.
In a two-part blog post, EB’s Thomas Engelhardt talks about EB GUIDE’s scene graph widget.
EB GUIDE at Automotive Visual & Display Technologies 2017
In its second year, 2017’s Automotive Visual & Display Technologies will take place in April in Ann Arbor, MI. With a focus on the user interface/user experience market, the event will feature the latest in display technologies and cover the latest developments in HUD, projection technologies and augmented reality. Visit Elektrobit’s booth where we will be showcasing the best of visual & display technology demos created by our multimodal EB GUIDE 6 HMI tool.
Consumer electronics aboard trucks and heavy vehicles
The rise in consumer electronics such as smartphones and tablets hasn’t affected the automotive industry alone. The effect is also increasingly visible on the trucks and heavy vehicles industry in a number of ways and is being leveraged by Elektrobit’s HMI team. So what’s changing in this industry?
With two new universities added to our partner program, EB GUIDE is going places! The first is the Autonomous University of Zacatecas (Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas) in Zacatecas, Mexico. A public, research university that caters to over 30,000 students, EB GUIDE is going to be part of the courseware to teach students to use modeling software. The second university is Yonsei university in Seoul, South Korea. The Yonsei HCI Laboratory will use EB GUIDE to prototype new HMI concepts. To learn more about the program and the new universities, visit the partner program page.
Animations bring motion and visual effects to your EB GUIDE model. With EB GUIDE, you can animate widgets within a view and animate the transition from one view to another. This new tutorial shows you how to model an animation that is played when a button is clicked and comes with a demo project that can be used to train with.
The next EB GUIDE 6 training is scheduled for May 2017 and now offers new content on adding speech support. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced user, the trainings take you from basic concepts to advanced topics and are delivered through individual exercises and hands-on workshops. Available at the Elektrobit headquarters in Erlangen or on-site in individually organized trainings.