Qt 3D Studio is one of the most interesting projects of The Qt Company, being a tool for creating 3D interfaces derived from NVIDIA Drive Design. However, those in charge of the well-known graphical framework found an application totally focused on Windows and NVIDIA, so for months they have been working to make it cross-platform and agnostic with respect to the GPU.
Today has been announced Qt 3D Studio 2.0 with important news. The first thing that stands out is that the 3D design view now has a gradient background that makes the orientation of the viewport more visible; Visualization of camera objects and lights has been improved to make it easier to see the effects when the properties are changed; 3D object manipulators have been improved to make rotation, scaling and movement more precise; the selection and deselection of elements is now more logical; and keyboard and mouse handling has been changed to pan, zoom and orbit with combinations of the Alt key and mouse buttons.
In addition to all the changes and improvements introduced at the interface level, it is very important to mention the change default renderer, now using Qt 3D Studio your own. This means that the NVIDIA renderer is starting to be replaced, which is a giant step to use this tool with more guarantees over other GPU brands. Still, the NVIDIA renderer will still be present to avoid regressions.
Qt 3D Studio 2.0 has not come alone, but accompanied by a new tool called Qt Design Studio, which enables developers and designers to rapidly prototype interfaces and develop complex and scalable user interfaces. Between his features are the following:
- Qt Bridge for Photoshop for creating user interface components and designs in Photoshop and importing them into Qt Design Studio.
- Animations based on timelines.
- QML Live Preview to run and preview applications or user interfaces directly on desktop, Android, and Boot2Qt devices.
- Visual Effects of QML.
- QML shape elements.
- Creation and management of reusable components.
- It can be downloaded in previous version from the website of Qt Design Tools, offering an initial trial period of 10 days.