Watch the talk of Mirrakoi CEO, Daniel Schmitter, at NXT BLD London (June 2018): https://nxtbld.com/videos/daniel-schmitter/.
Abstract: We present the journey of development of the Xirus kernel and how it originated from biomedical imaging. Thereby, we highlight the similarities between shape characterization in biomedicine and CAD for the AEC industry. We then discuss Xirus, an advanced 3D CAD kernel to simplify complex organic modeling. Xirus is designed to overcome existing design limitations for smooth 3D digital design and to provide a compelling CAD experience. It provides ‘augmented access’ to a 3D object by enabling direct and decoupled control of tangents, curvatures and high-order smoothness parameters as well as interpolating control points that lie directly on the surface of an object. Xirus further includes subdivision, local refinement, the creation of watertight junctions with G0, G1, G2 smoothness control, full forward and backward NURBS compatibility as well as intuitive control and handling of corners, kinks, edges with smoothness and many other features.