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Writing a Custom Qt 3D Aspect – part 2 Setting up the backend and communications

Introduction In the previous article we gave an overview of the process for creating a custom aspect and showed how to create (most of) the front end functionality. In this article we shall continue building our custom aspect by implementing the corresponding backend types, registering the types and setting up communication from the frontend to […]

Writing a Custom Qt 3D Aspect – part 1 Extending Qt 3D via Aspects

Introduction Qt 3D has a flexible and extensible architecture that allows us to easily add our own new functionality to it without disrupting the existing features. The functionality of Qt 3D is divided among so-called aspects, each of which encapsulates a particular subject domain such as rendering, input, or animation. This short series of articles […]

Safety critical drawing with OpenGL SC Making your OpenGL ES code OpenGL SC compliant

Bringing software into a safety critical environment can be tricky, especially when using the complex APIs needed for modern 3D graphics. That’s what makes OpenGL SC (Safety Critical) so important: it bridges the gap between beautiful displays and functional safety, while trying to remain as close to existing embedded standards that we all know and love. OpenGL SC will only […]

Physically Based Rendering (PBR) in 10 minutes A guide for Qt developers

If you happened to be at the NVIDIA GTC conference last week, you may have seen a Qt demo we developed showing a Dodge Viper in the Toradex booth. If that Viper looked especially cool, that’s partially because it was displayed using Physically Based Rendering (PBR). Alright… what exactly is PBR, and can I use it in my […]

Nine Steps to Vulkan Literacy

No, this isn’t about Star Trek. If you’ve accidentally stumbled onto this blog to learn about the language of Spock’s homeland, try here instead. Vulkan (spelled with a “k”, not a “c”) is a powerful new 3D graphics API from the Khronos Group, the same consortium that developed its spiritual predecessor, OpenGL, and other related […]

Learn OpenGL with KDAB New dedicated UK training facility

To meet the growing demand for professional OpenGL, C++ and Qt trainings, KDAB has decided to open a dedicated training facility in the UK, just 20 minutes from Manchester airport. Now, in the UK, you can easily get the top quality experience you have come to expect from KDAB’s expert trainings at our Berlin facility […]

Qt 3D Technology Preview Released with Qt 5.5.0

KDAB is pleased to announce that the Qt 5.5.0 release includes a Technology Preview of the Qt3D module. Qt3D provides a high-level framework to allow developers to easily add 3D content to Qt applications using either QML or C++ APIs. The Qt3D module is released with the Technology Preview status. This means that Qt3D will […]

KDAB joins Khronos and welcomes Vulkan for next generation graphics

We are proud to announce that KDAB is now a contributor member of the Khronos Group, a not for profit, member-funded consortium focused on the creation of royalty-free open standards for parallel computing, graphics and dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices. As a contributor member of the Khronos Group, KDAB is […]

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