Special F/X with Graphics View
Speaker: Ariya Hidayat
Graphics View becomes one of the prominent features of Qt these days, not only because it powers KDE's Plasma, but also because it serves as the backbone for next-generation user-interface developments. Several additional features for Graphics View, targeted for next Qt release, are being researched inside Qt Software. One of them is the ability to apply a set of special effects to any graphics items. Coupled with the animation framework, this allows a Graphics View-based application to have much more exciting and interesting user interactions, for example so that the view gets blurred to make an item stand out, or for the items to cast show a shadow, or even a tinting effect to get the attention of the user. This talk will highlight the idea, the background, the implementation prototype, and future directions of the graphics effect features for the upcoming Qt release.
Ariya is a software engineer employed by Qt Software, Nokia. His major passions (beside cooking) are math and physics, but after completing his dissertation on electro-optical polarization stabilization, he decided to try something else and started his programming career. Ariya is very passionate about open-source software, his code can be found in various projects such as KDE, WebKit, OpenOffice.org, and of course Qt.