Some of you may know that Qt 3D is going strong almost entirely due to the work of the KDAB team, led by Dr. Sean Harmer and Paul Lemire. You can read all about its near demise and ultimate rescue here – it’s quite a story, and started with the release of Qt 4. Now […]
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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 […]
Qt 5.6 has just been released! Packed with incredible new features, 5.6 is also the first long term support release of Qt: it will be supported for the next 3 years, giving developers a solid foundation for their current and upcoming projects. Once more, KDAB is confirmed to be the largest independent contributor to Qt, […]
Demonstrates the use of Qt 3D using the QML API to create a high quality, animated 3D visualisation application. The demo shows Qt 3D’s ability to use custom shaders that implement a metal-roughness physics based rendering (PBR) pipeline. The PBR shaders coupled with specially crafted material textures and environment maps gives a very realistic simulation […]
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 […]
Back in November, Apple released the latest generation of it’s Apple TV product. Besides the slightly improved hardware, the true new feature is the OS which is now officially based on iOS and comes with the dedicated SDK and App Store! So we started investigating what it would take to port Qt to tvOS and […]
In the last blog post we gave a very high level introduction to the Qt Quick 2 renderer. We also showed how various signals are emitted by the renderer during the synchronization and rendering steps. In this blog post we’re going to discuss those signals and show how they can be used to implement overlays […]
An in-depth look at improving the visual quality and computational throughput of systems with OpenGL, from a KDAB expert and the maintainer of Qt 3D, writing for the USA’s premium magazine for embedded computing: RTC magazine.
Your mobile app is running slowly, crippled by virtual memory swapping and chunks of the UX aren’t showing. The QOpenGLTexture class (a KDAB contribution), provides the APIs to use compressed textures.
The Qt World Summit was a rocking blast! More than 800 delegates, two days packed with sessions (and an additional training day presented by KDAB). Many old faces, lots of new ones, and a packed programme of sessions with terrific technical content. Yours truly also happened to give a talk, “Integrating OpenGL with Qt Quick […]