Qt in Visual Effects

When leaders like Industrial Light & Magic, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Lucas Film and Academy Award Winner Next Limit Technologies develop high-end animation and visual effects applications to produce some of Hollywood's biggest movies, they turn to Qt.  By drawing on the Qt class library for a rich set of building blocks needed to build advanced user interfaces, these and other companies are able to focus on the core value of their applications, reducing costs and ensuring that the next Hollywood blockbuster hits theaters on schedule.

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Visual effects for some of the entertainment industry's biggest movies and commercials are built with Qt. Images courtesy of Next Limit Technologies. 
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The Qt Advantage

Qt's rich cross-platform C++ class library allows companies in the visual effects industry to:

  • Leverage a rich set of standard and customizable UI components, shifting developer focus to delivering innovation in visual effects
  • Visualize data in 3D with a tight integration with OpenGL
  • Utilize Qt Graphics View for 2D graphics and multi-threading
  • Build advanced user interfaces from a rich set of standard and customizable GUI components
  • Deliver high application performance across multiple platforms
  • Choose a license to fit your project requirements
  • Rely on professional Qt support and consulting services

Supported Platforms & Add-Ons

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Development Success

Take a look at applications built with Qt and learn how these companies have used Qt to develop innovative animation and visual effect applications serving Hollywood.


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Learn how Qt can help you create cross-platform visualization UIs with Qt and OpenGL®. Download whitepaper.


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Listen to Bruno Nicoletti, CTO of The Foundry a leading developer of visual effects and image processing technologies as he discusses how Qt helps them developed advanced visual effects sofware faster. View the recorded webinar.