QtWS17 - Creating 3D User Interfaces with Qt 3D Studio, Sami Makkonen, The Qt Company
With the use of 3D technologies increasing significantly across all industries – especially in the automotive, healthcare and industrial automation sectors – innovative 3D user interface design tools have become highly sought after by organizations and independent developers. Earlier this year the Qt Project received a sizeable contribution from NVIDIA Corporation as they chose to contribute the NVIDIA DRIVE™ Design Studio, a designer friendly 3D UI authoring system, to Qt. By combining this tool to Qt’s cross-platform framework of software and device development tools, we can deliver a world-class 3D design solution for the creation of embedded devices and in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems and digital cockpits. Our goal is to integrate this closely, so that designers can easily create 3D user interfaces that are easily integrated with the rest of the application written in Qt. The UIs can then also easily be extended using Qt Quick or Qt 3D. We are also working on ensuring that the tool and runtime will be fully cross-platform and work on all operating systems and GPUs supported by the rest of Qt. In this talk we will go through the Qt 3D Studio key features, current status of the development and the product roadmap.